Knowledge Identifier: +Dianne_Wiest
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1948.
Countries: United States (56%), New York (13%), United Kingdom (6%)
Linked to: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, HBO, NBC, Nurnberg American High School
Wiest graduated from the University of Maryland in 1969 with a degree in Arts and Sciences.
She was an understudy both off-Broadway and on Broadway, in Kurt Vonnegut's Happy Birthday, Wanda June in 1970.
Karen Dotrice - Dianne Wiest took the role in the 1982 Broadway production and received similar reviews
On television, her performance on the series Road to Avonlea, in 1989, brought her her first Emmy Award, for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2016 she took on the role of "Winnie" in The Yale Repertory Theatre's production of Samuel Beckett's, "Happy Days", and reprised the role for Theatre for a New Audience in downtown Brooklyn, NY, in the spring of 2017