Born on December 1, 1935, Woody Allen is an American director, writer, actor and comedian who began his career as a comedy writer in the 1950’s. His career spans more than 6 decades. He often considered as one of the greatest comedian and director of all time as in 2004, Comedy Central ranked Allen fourth on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians. To learn more about him, read the article below.
Before Fame: He started writing short jokes when he was 15
Woody Allen Ethnicity/Religion
Born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, he was born to Nettie and Martin Konigsberg in Brooklyn Borough of New York City. His family was Jewish and his grandparents immigrated to US from Russia and Austria.
Woody Allen Affair/Married/Wife
He has been married three times in his life: Harlene Rosen (m. 1956–1959), Louise Lasser, (m. 1966–1970), and Soon-Yi Previn (m. 1997–present). His was also in relationship with actress Mia Farrow, Stacey Nelkin and Diane Keaton. Visit his twitter.
Profile / Wiki / Information
- Full Name: Heywood Allen (born. Allan Stewart Konigsberg)
- Nicknames: Woody Allen
- Birthday: December 1, 1935
- Age: 83 years old (as of Feb 2019)
- Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, US
- Education: New York University (dropped out)
- Profession: Director, actor, writer, comedian
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity/Race: White
- Religion: Jewish
- Zodiac: Sagittarius
- Spouse/Wife: Harlene Susan Rosen (m. 1956 – div. 1962), Louise Lasser (m. 1966 – div. 1970), Soon-Yi Previn (m. 1997)
- Partner: Diane Keaton (1970–1971), Mia Farrow (1980–1992)
- Children: 5
- Net Worth: $80 million USD
- Height: 5 feet 5-6 inches
- Weight: Not Available
- Feet Size/Shoe Size: Not Available
Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know
- His career spans more than six decades.
- He began writing short jokes when he was 15.
- He began performing as a stand-up comedian, emphasizing monologues.
- He was ranked as fourth on list of 100 greatest stand-up comedians by Comedy Central in 2004.
- He is often identified as part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmakers of the mid-1960s to late 1970s.
- He has won four Academy Awards.
- His first movie was the Charles K. Feldman production What’s New Pussycat?
- He is a passionate fan of jazz.
- His biggest idols are Ingmar Bergman, Groucho Marx, Federico Fellini, Cole Porter and Anton
- He was voted the 19th greatest director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
- He considers Match Point (2005) to be his best film.
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I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying.
I do the movies just for myself like an institutionalized person who basket-weaves. Busy fingers are happy fingers. I don’t care about the films. I don’t care if they’re flushed down the toilet after I die.
I’m not afraid of dying . . . I just don’t want to be there when it happens.