Woody Allen

Date of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York, USA
United States of America
American screenwriter, director, actor, jazz musician, comedian and author



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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.

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.

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

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