Woody Allen is a multitalented American filmmaker, actor, comedian and writer who has made great strides in the American entertainment industry. He began his career in 1950 and has been in the industry for over 6 decades and counting. Allen is best remembered for his roles in comedy films such as The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and Her Sisters, Annie Hall, Manhattan and Crimes, and Misdemeanors, to name a few.
Woody has received several awards and honors for his unparalleled contributions to the Hollywood industry. Interestingly, he was awarded the Golden Globe Life Achievement Award in 2014. In addition, Allen’s work has won four Academy Awards and nine British Academy Film Awards, among many others.
Who is Woody Allen?
Although he became known as Woody Allen, the comedy actor was born on December 1, 1935, as Allan Stewart Konigsberg. His father Martin, born the son of American parents, worked as a jewelry engraver and waiter, while his mother worked as an accountant. Through his parents, Allen is of Jewish descent, while his nationality is American.
He grew up in the early years in Midwood, Brooklyn, with his sister Letty. For his education, he first attended the Hebrew School and Public School 99 before graduating from Midwood High School in 1953. He then enrolled at New York University, where he studied film and communications, before dropping out in 1953 to concentrate on his career as a comedian.
Films and TV shows
Woody Allen has done a great job as a writer, comedian, and actor, and his works speak for themselves. He has inspired several rising stars in the American entertainment industry. He first began his career as a comedy writer at the age of 15. In 1960, he became a stand-up comedian while pursuing a career as a playwright and actor.
During his career, Woody Allen has written and starred in several Broadway productions as well as films and TV shows. Some of his most notable works include Take the Money and Run (1969), Play It Again (1972), Love and Death (1975), Stardust Memories (1980), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) and Alice (1990).
Others are Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Small Time Crooks (2000), Hollywood Ending (2002), Scoop (2006), Whatever Works (1999), To Rome With Love (2012), Magic in the Moonlight (2014), Crisis in Six Scenes (2016), etc. Among his most recent works are Wonder Wheel (2017), A Rainy Day in New York (2019) and Rifkin’s Festival.
Woody Allen’s net worth
The legendary actor enjoys a flourishing career in Hollywood. With a career that has lasted over six years, it is not surprising that he has accumulated a considerable fortune of 80 million US dollars. In addition to his film appearances, Woody Allen has also written and directed many commercially successful films; all of which have contributed to his enormous fortune.
Family details: Spouse, daughter, and son
If there is one thing that is as popular as his work in the American entertainment industry, it is his marriages and relationships. Woody Allen had his own share of romantic relationships. Although he had relationships with over five women, the comedian was married three times. In addition, Woody has a total of five children from his marriage attempts.
His first marriage was to his high school sweetheart Harlene Susan Rosen, with whom he married in 1956. After six years of marriage, the two went their separate ways, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their divorce. But four years later Woody concluded the marriage for a second time with the actress Louise Lasser. Their union lasted four years and ended in 1970.
Shortly after the end of his second marriage Allen had a short-lived relationship with another actress, Diane Keaton. The two began their relationship in 1970 and went separate ways one year later. Woody Allen’s most publicized relationship came in 1980 when he began dating American actress/model Mia Farrow. The couple had a 12-year relationship that finally ended in 1992.
After their separation, Woddy Allen started Soon-Yi Diphoterine, who happens to be the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and the musician Andre Diphoterine. The duo was together for six years before they took their wedding vows in 1997. Their wedding took place in Venice, Italy and was attended by close friends and family members.
After their wedding, Woody and Soon-Yi adopted two children named Manzie and Bechet. Meanwhile, Woody had three more children from his relationship with Mia – a biological son named Ronan Farrow and two adopted children – Moses and Dylan.