Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

Highest Rated: 97% Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% Merci Docteur Rey (2002)

Birthday: Mar 28, 1948

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Academy Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest was a highly respected New York stage veteran who initially carved out a reputation for intense dramatic chops, but found herself more frequently cast in comedy when her career expanded to include feature films. A favorite of filmmaker Woody Allen, the director offered her every stage actress' dream of playing complex, well-developed characters which she brought to sparkling life in films including "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986), "Radio Days" (1987) and "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994). Hollywood generally gave the versatile actress less adventurous work and Wiest obliged with innumerable supporting roles as underwritten moms, though some of Tinseltown's more visionary directors captured her quirky qualities in "The Lost Boys" (1987), "Parenthood" (1989) and "Edward Scissorhands" (1990). Wiest's steady Hollywood offers financed the actress' frequent returns to the New York stage, and she remained a figure both on- and off-Broadway throughout her film and eventual primetime television career, culminating in the revered role of a therapist on HBO's "In Treatment" (2008-10), all which helped cement her status as one of Hollywood's most esteemed and beloved character actresses.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 51% Let Them All Talk Susan (Character) - 2020
79% 35% I Care a Lot Jennifer Peterson (Character) - 2020
70% 66% The Mule Mary (Character) $103.8M 2018
60% 52% Sisters Deanna Ellis (Character) - 2015
27% 29% Five Nights in Maine Lucinda (Character) $15.1K 2015
53% 28% The Humbling Carol (Character) - 2014
36% 67% The Odd Life of Timothy Green Bernice Crudstaff (Character) $51.9M 2012
21% 29% Darling Companion Penny Alexander (Character) $793.4K 2012
42% 41% The Big Year Brenda (Character) $7.2M 2011
87% 72% Rabbit Hole Nat (Character) $2.2M 2010
38% 40% Rage Miss Roth (Character) - 2009
19% 35% Passengers Toni (Character) $270.7K 2008
69% 71% Synecdoche, New York Ellen Bascomb / Millicent Weems (Character) $3.1M 2008
40% 64% Dedication Carol (Character) $91.2K 2007
65% 69% Dan in Real Life Nana (Character) $47.6M 2007
75% 73% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Flori (Character) $516.1K 2006
64% 53% Robots Mrs. Copperbottom (voice) (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blackwater Lightship Lily (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overload Shirley Abbott (Character) - 2004
0% 65% Merci Docteur Rey Elisabeth Beaumont (Character) $19.6K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Afraid, Not Afraid Paula (Character) - 2001
35% 86% I Am Sam Annie (Character) $40.3M 2001
No Score Yet 84% The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn Sarah McClellan (Character) - 1999
22% 73% Practical Magic Aunt Bridget 'Jet' Owens (Character) $46.8M 1998
74% 72% The Horse Whisperer Diane Booker (Character) $75.4M 1998
28% 53% The Associate Sally (Character) $12.8M 1996
81% 81% The Birdcage Louise Keeley (Character) $124M 1996
57% 43% Drunks Rachel (Character) - 1995
14% 22% Cops and Robbersons Helen Robberson (Character) $10.5M 1994
22% 22% The Scout Doctor H. Aaron (Character) $2.6M 1994
97% 83% Bullets Over Broadway Helen Sinclair (Character) $11.4M 1994
73% 66% Little Man Tate Jane Grierson (Character) $25M 1991
90% 91% Edward Scissorhands Peg Boggs (Character) $54.2M 1990
91% 76% Parenthood Helen Buckman (Character) $99.6M 1989
15% 39% Cookie Lenore (Character) $1.4M 1989
60% 38% Bright Lights, Big City Mother (Character) $15.7M 1988
90% 84% Radio Days Bea (Character) $11.1M 1987
76% 85% The Lost Boys Lucy Emerson (Character) $31.7M 1987
67% 52% September Stephanie (Character) $404.8K 1987
91% 90% Hannah and Her Sisters Holly (Character) $37.3M 1986
92% 88% The Purple Rose of Cairo Emma (Character) - 1985
52% 71% Footloose Vi Moore (Character) - 1984
58% 63% Falling in Love Isabelle (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Rage Rebecca Hammil (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 62% Independence Day Nancy Morgan (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Your Dreams Nancy Morgan (Character) - 1983
33% 50% I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Julie Addison (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 86% The Wall Symka Mazor (Character) - 1982

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2020
No Score Yet 87% Life in Pieces Joan (Character) 2015-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015
91% 80% The Blacklist Ruth Kipling (Guest Star) 2014
88% 96% In Treatment Gina (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Category 6: Day of Destruction Shirley Abbott (Character) 2004
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nora Lewin (Guest Star) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Nora Lewin (Character) 2000-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 10th Kingdom Unknown (Character) 2000
13% No Score Yet The Return of Jezebel James Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)

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