Dianne E. Wiest (born March 28, 1948) is an American actress on stage, television and film. She has won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Wiest has also been nominated for a BAFTA Award.
I'd like to play a real cold, mean mass murderer. Some cruel, hard-bitten women, like the roles Glenn Close gets, just to show that I am capable of not being vulnerable and not being fragile on screen. (on being typecast as fragile or neurotic characters)
My first meeting with Woody Allen lasted 30 seconds. He looked at me, said hello, asked someone to take a Polaroid, thanked me very much and I was shown the door. When I came out, the woman due after me was still doing the same thing as when I went in. She was shocked - 'What happened?' But that's how it is. My agent had warned me. Not hers. She was stunned.
(speaking in 1987) "All I've done since is three days on 'Bright Lights, Big City' as 'Michael J. Fox'' mother. That's what an Oscar does for you."
|Date of Birth||March 28, 1948|
|Birthplace||Kansas City, MO|
|Height||5' 4½" (164 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|Distinctive Features||Warm Caring Voice|
|University||University of Maryland|
|Claim to Fame||Footloose|