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Diane Keaton

Diane KeatonAKA Diane Hall

Born: 5-Jan-1946
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Kay in The Godfather films

Diane Keaton was raised in Los Angeles, and first appeared on stage in high school plays and summer stock productions, then studied drama at Santa Ana College before moving to New York. She worked and studied at Manhattan's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater. She learned her early mannerisms in the original Broadway production of Hair, in which Keaton played three small parts on opening night. Three months into the play's run, though, she stepped into the role of Sheila, belting out "Easy to Be Hard", "Good Morning Starshine", and "Let the Sunshine In" nightly.

Her next role was the female lead in Play It Again, Sam, co-starring the author, Woody Allen. It ran for more than a year, and Keaton was nominated for a Tony for her performance. Keaton made her film debut with a small role in Joseph Bologna's ensemble comedy, Lovers and Other Strangers. Her second film is better remembered: The Godfather, where Keaton played Al Pacino's paramour. She then starred with Allen in the film adaptation of Play It Again, Sam, beginning their long screen collaboration, and falling in love with him.

Together Allen & Keaton starred in several near-perfect comedies -- Love and Death, Manhattan, and Keaton's Oscar-winning turn in Annie Hall, Allen's autobiographical look at their love affair. They also co-starred in the merely delightful Sleeper, and Keaton, sans Allen, starred in Allen's first overtly serious film, Interiors. Their romance and collaboration ended after Manhattan in 1979, but Keaton was a major star in her own right by then, having been featured in several successful films without Allen's help, including The Godfather Part II with Pacino and Robert De Niro, Harry and Walter Go to New York with James Caan and Elliott Gould, and the dark and frightful Looking for Mr. Goodbar with Richard Gere.

She was Oscar-nominated for her luminescent performance in Warren Beatty's politically-charged masterpiece Reds, and was lauded for her work in Bruce Beresford's compelling saga of three sisters, Crimes of the Heart with Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek. Keaton's career probably peaked with the overwrought comedy Baby Boom and another well-received collaboration with Allen, Radio Days. After that, she starred in The Good Mother, a controversial and unpopular drama of romance and child abuse, and her career has never quite regained its early heights.

She has certainly not faded away, though, and she received additional Oscar nominations for Marvin's Room with Meryl Streep in 1996, and Something's Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson in 2003. Other late career high points include Coppola's The Godfather Part III, Father of the Bride with Steve Martin, and The First Wives Club with Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn.

In 1993, when Mia Farrow and Allen had a public spat over the appropriateness of his affair with Farrow's adopted daughter, Keaton co-starred in Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993).

Father: Jack Hall (real estate broker)
Mother: Dorothy Keaton (homemaker)
Sister: Robin Hall (nurse)
Brother: Randall Hall (real estate agent)
Sister: Dorrie Hall
Boyfriend: Woody Allen (dated late-1960s)
Boyfriend: Al Pacino (dated early-1970s)
Boyfriend: Warren Beatty (dated late-1970s)
Daughter: Dexter Keaton (adopted, b. circa Jan-1996)
Son: Duke Keaton (adopted, b. Dec-2000)
Boyfriend: Keanu Reeves (actor, together 2005 according to Daily Mail)

    High School: Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana, CA (1964)
    University: Drama, Santa Ana College (dropped out)
    University: Film and Television, University of Southern California (dropped out)

    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    John Kerry for President
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Endorsement of L'Oreal (2006)
    Oscar for Best Actress 1978 for Annie Hall
    Golden Globe 1978 for Annie Hall
    Golden Globe 2004 for Something's Gotta Give
    Risk Factors: Asthma, Bulimia

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Hanging Up (16-Feb-2000)
    Unstrung Heroes (9-Sep-1995)
    Wildflower (3-Dec-1991)
    The Girl with the Crazy Brother (1990)
    Heaven (17-Apr-1987)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    And So It Goes (10-Jul-2014)
    The Big Wedding (26-Apr-2013)
    Woody Allen: A Documentary (30-May-2012) · Herself
    Darling Companion (26-Jan-2012) · Beth
    Morning Glory (10-Nov-2010) · Colleen Peck
    Mad Money (18-Jan-2008)
    Mama's Boy (30-Nov-2007)
    Smother (31-Oct-2007)
    Because I Said So (2-Feb-2007)
    Surrender Dorothy (1-Jan-2006)
    The Family Stone (2-Dec-2005)
    Something's Gotta Give (12-Dec-2003) · Erica Barry
    Crossed Over (3-Mar-2002)
    Plan B (14-Jun-2001)
    Sister Mary Explains It All (27-May-2001) · Sister Mary
    Town & Country (27-Apr-2001)
    Hanging Up (16-Feb-2000) · Georgia
    The Other Sister (26-Feb-1999)
    The Only Thrill (1997) · Carol Fitzsimmons
    Marvin's Room (18-Dec-1996) · Bessie
    The First Wives Club (20-Sep-1996) · Annie MacDuggan Paradis
    Father of the Bride Part II (8-Dec-1995) · Nina Banks
    Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (12-Jun-1994)
    Look Who's Talking Now (5-Nov-1993) · Daphne [VOICE]
    Manhattan Murder Mystery (18-Aug-1993) · Carol Lipton
    Running Mates (4-Oct-1992)
    Father of the Bride (20-Dec-1991) · Nina Banks
    The Godfather: Part III (25-Dec-1990)
    The Lemon Sisters (31-Aug-1990)
    The Good Mother (4-Nov-1988)
    Baby Boom (17-Sep-1987) · J. C. Wiatt
    Radio Days (30-Jan-1987) · New Year's Singer
    Crimes of the Heart (12-Dec-1986) · Lenny Magrath
    Mrs. Soffel (26-Dec-1984) · Kate Soffel
    The Little Drummer Girl (19-Oct-1984)
    Shoot the Moon (22-Jan-1982)
    Reds (3-Dec-1981) · Louise Bryant
    Manhattan (14-Mar-1979) · Mary
    Interiors (2-Aug-1978) · Renata
    Annie Hall (20-Apr-1977) · Annie Hall
    Looking for Mr. Goodbar (7-Jan-1977)
    Harry and Walter Go to New York (17-Jun-1976) · Lissa Chestnut
    I Will, I Will... for Now (18-Feb-1976)
    Love and Death (10-Jun-1975) · Sonja
    The Godfather: Part II (12-Dec-1974)
    Sleeper (17-Dec-1973) · Luna Schlosser
    Play It Again, Sam (4-May-1972)
    The Godfather (15-Mar-1972) · Kay Adams
    Lovers and Other Strangers (12-Aug-1970)

Author of books:
Then Again (2011)


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