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Dianne Wiest

Oscar -winning actress Dianne Wiest previously worked with writer/director Peter Hedges in Dan in Real Life. Wiest was most recently seen in John Cameron Mitchell's critically acclaimed Rabbit Hole, alongside Nicole Kidman.

Before that, Wiest's major on-screen credits include Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Hannah and Her Sisters (Oscar ), The Purple Rose of Cairo, Radio Days, September, Bullets Over Broadway (Oscar ), Parenthood (Oscar nomination), Edward Scissorhands and The Birdcage.

Wiest also received an Emmy for The Road to Avonlea and for her performance in the HBO series In Treatment. On the stage, Wiest was most recently seen in The Cherry Orchard at Classic Stage Company, and before that, Arthur Miller's All My Sons on Broadway. Other New York theater appearances include The Seagull at Classic Stage Company, Wendy Wasserstein's Third, Memory House by Kathleen Tolan, Salome, Oedipus, The Shawl, Hunting Cockroaches, After the Fall, Beyond Therapy and The Art of Dining."

Wiest was most recently seen in Lawrence Kasdan's Darling Companion.

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Dianne Wiest Facts

BirthdayMarch 28, 1948 (74)
BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Dianne Wiest compared to you?
Awards1995 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for Bullets Over Broadway)
1995 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Bullets Over Broadway)
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role (for Bullets Over Broadway)
1987 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for Hannah and Her Sisters)

Selected Filmography

Radio Days
Dan in Real Life
The Lost Boys
Edward Scissorhands
Darling Companion
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