Dianne Wiest Career, Wiki, Bio, Net Worth, Awards, Films

Published Date   12th Sep. 2017, 02:06 am
Dianne Wiest Career, Wiki, Bio, Net Worth, Awards, Films
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Birth Name: Dianne Wiest
Nationality: American

American actress Dianne Wiest career has shown us many colors including her versatility in acting and dedication towards it. The actress has won many awards and that would be the live proof of successful Dianne Wiest career.


The actress has been active since 1975 and she is still contributing as of now. She has won Academy Awards for two times and has also been nominated for Oscar The actress has put a good mark also as the actress in the television shows Some of her well- known and mostly liked TV shows includes Life in Pieces, Law & Order, In Treatment etc.


Dianne Wiest was born on March 28, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. The actor is beautiful as always even in her late sixties. The actress was born to father Bernard John Wiest who was a college dean and former psychiatric social worker for the U.S. Army and mother Anne Stewart Wiest who was a nurse. The actress has two brothers namely Greg Wiest and Don Wiest.  Actress Dianne Wiest is a blend of Scotland and America as her mother is from Scotland and father is an American.  The actress’s parents met in Algiers.

Early life and education

Actress Dianne Wiest career clearly depicts that she was an ambitious person right from the beginning. However, her original ambition was to be a ballerina. Later, Dianne Wiest career took a new turn and switched to the theatre in her senior year at Nurnberg American High School. For the university education, she opted for the University of Maryland from where she graduated in 1969. She has a degree in Arts and Sciences. Her parents might have been a great influence and inspiration on her because they were simply very accomplished personnel in the first place and accordingly Dianne Wiest career was shaped.

Career and net worth

Now comes the most important part, Dianne Wiest career. Dianne Wiest career could be dealt in two dimensions, first in the theatre and second in the film and television. As already mentioned that the actress studied theatre at the University of Maryland and she was simply awesome. She later played a supporting role in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of Ashes Apart from that, she also acted at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, playing the title role in Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler.

Later in Robert Anderson’s Solitaire/Double Solitaire, she made her Broadway debut. She even had the four-year job as a member of the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Following Dianne Wiest career in theatre, appeared in two plays by Tina Howe: Museum and The Art of Dining. Apart from these, she has given her valuable appearance in much more.

Talking about Dianne Wiest career in film and television, it is amazing. Dianne Wiest films are loved by a large number of audience for some of which she has won awards as well. Some of Dianne Wiest films include It’s My Turn, I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah, and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Bullets over Broadway, Cops & Robbersons, The Birdcage, Rage, Rabbit Hole, Sisters etc.

The bottom line is the actress is best known for her on-screen and stage work. Despite all those appearances and success and awards, Dianne Wiest net worth surprisingly is not in millions of dollars. Dianne Wiest net worth is estimated to be only fifty thousand dollars.

Personal life and spouse

Dianne Wiest has a simple personal life without major ups and downs. The actress was in the relationship with her talent agent in International Creative Management Sam Cohn for many years. The exact number of years about her relationship with him has not been made public but he has already died in 2009. Dianne Wiest personal life is definitely not much of a vivid story but she does not have her own children. She adopted two daughters: Emily who was born in 1987 and Lily who was born in 1991.

The actress has raised her name with her own hard work and she is equally good in both comedy and drama. For her, if she had to choose between the two, it would be hard for her. For her, both of them are the flip sides of the same coin and she loves both comedy and drama.

Awards, achievements, and recognitions

Dianne Wiest awards would simply make a long list. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress twice, for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994). The actress also got two Screen Actors Guild Awards and one BAFTA Award nomination. She has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her works on television.

The actress is slightly active on social media and her twitter account is active. However, you need o be careful while following her twitter accounts as some of her fake twitter accounts have been found.

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