Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Date of Birth: 01/12/1935
City: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Country: United States
Occupation: American screenwriter, director, actor, jazz musician, comedian and author



Career: Woody Allen writes and directs his own movies and has also acted in many of them. He started his career as a stand-up comedian and broke into cinema in the early 1970s with his films Bananas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask), Sleeper and Love and Death. His film Annie Hall won four Oscars in 1977 and Manhattan, released in 1979, remains one of his best-loved films. His more recent work includes Match Point, Scoop, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

Relationships: He was married to Harlene Rose from 1954 to 1959 and Louise Lasser from 1966 to 1969. He also had relationships with actresses Diane Keaton and Stacey Nelkin and, in 1980, he began a 12-year relationship with actress Mia Farrow. They adopted two children, Dylan Farrow, who changed her name to Eliza and is now known as Malone) and Moshe Farrow (now known as Moses). They also had one biological child, Satchel Farrow (now known as Ronan Seamus Farrow). He did not adopt any of her other children, including Soon-Yi Farrow Previn. Woody and Mia separated in 1992 after she discovered nude photographs he had taken of Soon-Yi. He married Soon-Yi on 24 December 1997 and they adopted two daughters, Bechet and Manzie Tio.

FYI: Woody is a jazz fan and plays clarinet with the band Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band.