Fast Facts

  • Began career at age 15, sending jokes to columnists Walter Winchell and Earl Wilson.
  • Hired as a writer for Your Show Of Shows at age 19; also wrote gags for Bob Hope, Buddy Hackett and Art Carney.
  • Worked as a scriptwriter under Jack Paar and was an occasional guest and substitute host for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show.
  • Frequently published articles in The New Yorker magazine  and has authored several books, including Getting Even (1971), Without Feathers (1975), Side Effects (1980), and Mere Anarchy (2007).
  • Initially considered the title Anhedonia, a psychological term for the inability to experience pleasure, for his Academy Award-winning comedy Annie Hall.
  • Employed cinematographers Gordon Willis on eight of his film from 1977 to 1985 and Carlo Di Palma on 12 films from 1986 to 1997.
  • Is an accomplished clarinet player and performs often with bands.

Awards

  • 1977, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1977, Oscar — Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen--based on factual material or on story material not previously publishe: Winner
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1991, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Achievement in Direction: Nominee
  • 1987, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1986, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1985, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1986, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1993, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1987, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1984, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
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  • 2012, Goya Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
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  • 1984, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Actor: Winner
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  • 2013, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1978, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Screenplay: Winner
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
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  • 2014, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1986, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1986, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1981, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Director - Motion Picture: Nominee
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  • 2006, David di Donatello Awards — Best European Film: Winner
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1977, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 1989, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen): Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1989, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1977, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Winner
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1979, Oscar — Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen): Nominee
  • 1984, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1986, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Winner
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1991, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 1987, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1986, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Winner
  • 1990, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Screenplay: Winner
  • 1991, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1988, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1987, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Achievement in Direction: Winner
  • 1978, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Winner
  • 1997, BAFTA Film Awards — Academy Fellowship: Winner
  • 1980, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Direction: Nominee
  • 2012, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2011, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1993, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2007, Goya Awards — Best European Film: Nominee
  • 1985, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Screenplay: Winner
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Winner
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  • 1989, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Director: Nominee
  • 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1975, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution: Winner
  • 1979, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
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  • 1989, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2009, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1996, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1990, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1987, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 2014, Tony — Book (Musical): Nominee
  • 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2012, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1988, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1985, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1984, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Directors Guild of America Awards — Lifetime Achievement in Feature Film: Winner
  • 2014, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1974, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Nominee
  • 1978, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Winner
  • 1966, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy: Nominee
  • 1991, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1959, Emmy — Best Writing of a Single Musical or Variety Program: Nominee
  • 1994, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1996, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1985, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
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  • 2011, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1995, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
  • 1987, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Screenplay: Winner
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  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1984, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1980, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1980, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Screenplay: Winner
  • 1978, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 1987, Writers Guild Awards — The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement: Winner
  • 1995, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1970, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Nominee
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Winner
  • 2006, Goya Awards — Best European Film: Winner
  • 1992, David di Donatello Awards — Best Foreign Actor: Nominee
  • 2009, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Winner
  • 1972, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Nominee
  • 1979, Writers Guild Awards — Original Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Martin Konigsberg — Father
  • Louise Lasser — Ex-wife
  • Ronan Farrow — Son
  • Moses Farrow — Son
  • Bechet Dumaine Allen — Daughter
  • Nettie Konigsberg — Mother
  • Mia Farrow — Ex-significant Other
  • Diane Keaton — Ex-significant Other
  • Harlene Rosen — Ex-wife
  • Soon-Yi Previn — Wife
  • Letty Aronson — Sister
  • Dylan Farrow — Daughter
  • Manzie Tio Allen — Daughter

College

  • Attended New York University, New York, New York, United States; attended City University of New York, City College, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Name: Allen Stewart Konigsberg
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Director, Actor, Writer, Comedian, Musician

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