Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest, born Dianne Evelyn Wiest is an American Film Actress and Voice Actress.  Dianne Wiest won the Academy Award in 1986 for Best Supporting Actress in her role as Holly in Hannah and Her Sisters.  She also won the Academy Award in 1994 for Best Supporting in her role as Helen Sinclair in Bullets over Broadway.


Born: March 28, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri

Spouse: Sam Cohn (m. 1987-2009)

Children: Emily Wiest, Lily Wiest

Education: Nurnberg American High School, University of Maryland, College Park (1969)

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)

Awards: 1986 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Hannah and Her Sisters, 1994 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Bullets over Broadway


Zalmen or the Madness of God (1975)

Out of Our Father’s House (1978)

It’s My Turn (1980)

The Wall (1982)

I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)

Independence Day (1983)

Footloose (1984)

Falling in Love (1984)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Radio Days (1987)

The Lost Boys (1987)

September (1987)

Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

Parenthood (1989)

Cookie (1989)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Little Man Tate (1991)

Cops & Robertsons (1994)

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

The Scout (1994)

Drunks (1995)

The Birdcage (1996)

The Associate (1996)

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

Practical Magic (1998)

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

I Am Sam (2001)

Not Afraid, Not Afraid (2001)

Merci Docteur Rey (2002)

The Blackwater Lightship (2004)

Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)

Robots (2005)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

Dedication (2007)

Dan in Real Life (2007)

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Passengers (2008)

Rage (2009)

Rabbit Hole (2010)

Vengeance: A Love Story (2010)

The Big Year (2011)

Darling Companion (2012)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

The Corrections (2012)

The Humbling (2014)

Five Nights in Maine (2015)

Sisters (2015)

The Mule (2018)