Woody Allen

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  • Birth Name: Allen Stewart Konigsberg
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/01/1935, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Director; actor; writer; comedian; musician
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Woody Allen 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.
  • Woody Allen Relationships:
  • Louise Lasser - Ex-wife
  • Malone Farrow - Daughter
  • Letty Aronson - Sister
  • Manzie Tio Allen - Daughter
  • Martin Konigsberg - Father
  • Bechet Dumaine Allen - Daughter
  • Mia Farrow - Ex-significant Other
  • Nettie Konigsberg - Mother
  • Ronan Seamus Farrow - Son
  • Moses Farrow - Son
  • Diane Keaton - Ex-significant Other
  • Harlene Rosen - Ex-wife
  • Soon-Yi Previn - Wife
  • Woody Allen Awards:
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1986 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1990 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1994 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1979 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Winner
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Winner
  • 1986 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Winner
  • 1992 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2005 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 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
  • 1995 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1990 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1979 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1986 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1984 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Winner
  • 1985 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Winner
  • 1983 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1986 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Achievement in Direction - Winner
  • 1979 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Screenplay - Winner
  • 1990 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1977 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Screenplay - Winner
  • 1985 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Winner
  • 1992 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Winner
  • 1990 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Achievement in Direction - Nominee
  • 1977 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Direction - Winner
  • 2012 Goya Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Winner
  • 1987 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1986 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Winner
  • 2006 Goya Awards: Best European Film - Winner
  • 1992 David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 1993 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 1990 David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Screenplay - Winner
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1987 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2006 David di Donatello Awards: Best European Film - Winner
  • 1975 Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution - Winner
  • 1994 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 1984 David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Winner
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1998 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2013 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1986 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Winner
  • 2006 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2014 Tony: Book (Musical) - Nominee
  • 2007 Goya Awards: Best European Film - Nominee
  • 1985 David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Screenplay - Winner
  • 2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1992 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 2014 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2014 David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film - 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
  • 1986 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1979 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Direction - Nominee
  • 1977 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1978 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1995 Venice Film Festival: Lifetime Achievement - Winner
  • 1987 David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Screenplay - Winner
  • 1980 César Awards: Best Foreign Film - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended New York University, New York, NY; attended City University of New York, City College, New York, NY

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