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Woody Allen

Woody Allen is an Actor, Director, Comedian as well as a writer. Woody Allen started his career as a comedy writer which later lasted another six decades and is famous for his romantic comedy films containing elements of parody and slapstick

Early Life and Childhood

Woody Allen an American Actor, Writer, Comedian, and Director (88 years) was born on December 1, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. His real name is Allan Stewart Konigsberg. The name of her father is Martin Konigsberg, and his mother’s name is Nettie Konigsberg. He has a younger sister named Letty Aronson who is a film producer. His ethnicity is not known and follows the Jewish religion. His birth sign is Sagittarius.

Education

Woody Allen studied at Hebrew school, then went to Isaac Asimov School for Science and Literature, and graduated from Midwood High School in 1953. Later, he joined New York University where he studied communication and film where he dropped out, and City College of New York and again dropped out in 1954. Then he studied at The New School and studied writing teacher Lajos Egri author of The Art of Dramatic Writing.

Professional Life

Woody Allen is a multi-talented star with acting, writing asandell as directing skills. He has directed, written, and played in many movies in his career. Here are some of the highlights of her career. He started his career by writing the scripts for The Ed Sulivan Show, The Tonight Show, and the CaeHour Shower Show. However, he worked in Stand-up comedy from 1960 to 1969.

Allen’s famous theater works

He wrote his first book for the Plymouth Theatre in 1960. The name of the book is From A to Z. Then, he wrote anamedy named Don’t Drink the Water in 1966. In 1969 he wrote and played in the play name Play it Again, Sam. In 1975 he wrote two plays named God and Death. Then in 1981, he wrote the semi-autobiography of middle-class people The Floating Light Bulb. In 2003 he wrote and directed the play Old Saybrook and Riverside Drive. Therefore he directed the play Ginni Schicchi which was held in 2008, and 2015, and Hisnd his famous recent plays Honeymoon Motel in 2011 and Bullets Over Broadway in 2014.

Allen’s famous TV series

He has worked in numerous amounts of filmography. Some of the famous filmographies he has worked on include WUpt’s Up, Tiger Lily? in 1966 which is also the first film directed by him. Other famous films are Take the Money and Run (1969), Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1972), Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Stardust Memories (1980), A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, The Purple Rose Of Cario (1985), Radio Days and September (1987), Alice (1990), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Everyone Say’s I Love You (1996), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Sweet and Lowdown (1999).

His 21st-century filmography includes Small Time Crooks (2000), Hollywood Ending (2002), Anything Else (2003), Scoop (2006), Cassandra’s Dream (2007), Whatever Works (2009), Blue Jasmine and Fading Gigolo (2013), To Rome with Love (2012), Magic in the Moonlight (2014), Cafe Society (2016), Wonder Wheel (2017), and A Rainy Day in New York (2019). 

Music career

Woody Allen is also a fan of Jazz which is also can be seen in his films. He played the clarinet as a child eventually taking to the stage with the name Woody Herman. He has performed in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band since the 1960s. has been playing every week with the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan for many years. His band has released albums The Bunk Project (1993) and Wild Man Blues (1997). The Band played at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2008.

Favorite Films

In 2012, Woody Allen participated in the Sight & Sound film polls. His favorite film choices were:

  • La Grande Illusion (France, 1937)
  • Citizen Kane (the USA, 1941)
  • The Bicycle Thieves (Italy, 1948)
  • The 400 Blows (France, 1959)
  • Amarcord (Italy, 1972)
  • Paths of Glory (the USA, 1957)
  • Rashomon (Japan, 1950)
  • The Seventh Seal (Sweden, 1957)
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (France, 1972)
  • 8½ (Italy, 1963)

Woody Allen – Net Worth 2024

The multi-talented star has an estimated net worth of around $80 million. Although, he earns a lot of money from moTV shows Shows, and other entertainment industries. He has directed, played, and written numerous amount of plays and films influenced numerous amounts of his net worth.

Personal Life

Woody Allen made it to Soon-Yi Previn on December 23, 1977, in Venice, Italy. They have adopted two children Bechet and Manzie. He has 3 other children as well. They are Ronan Farrow, Dylan O’Sullivan, and Moses Farrow.  In 1956 he married Harlene Rosen when he was 20 years old and she was 17. The marriage didn’t last long eventually ending in 1959. Then in 1966, he married Lousie Lasser American actress, writer, and director but their marriage didn’t last,t long, and ended their marriage in 1970.

He was involved in a romantic relationship with Actress, director, and producer Diane Keaton from 1970 to 1971. They met together in the Broadway show Play It Again, Sam. Then, later in 1980, he began a relationship with actress Mia Farrow who also adopted his current wife Soon-Yi Previn. Mia also appears in 13 of his films and eventually ends the relationship in 1992.

Woody Allen

Caption: Woody Allen with wife Soon Yi Previn, (Sources: Washington Post)

Awards and Nominations

Throughout his illustrious six-decade career, he received many awards as well as nominated for awards. Some of his most notable awards include. He has the record for the most Academy Anominationsnation for Best Original Screenplay with 16 nominations and 3 times winning the awards. His award-winning films are Annie Hall, Hannah, and her sister, and Midnight in Paris, as well as three films, that have been nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture. Moreover, he won Best Director awards for Annie Hall and was nomiseven times.

He won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Midnight Paris in 2012. Again in 1997, he was honored with a BAFTA Fellowship. Moreover, he was 13 times nominated for Golden Globe Awards eventually winning 2 times.

Woody Allen

Caption: Woody Allen giving a speech after receiving awards, (Sources: The Times of Israel)

Scandals

was involved in controversy after his adopted daughter Dylan accused her of being sexually assaulted. He was charged with molesting her when she was seven years old, however. However,r there was not enough evidence to support that she was assaulted by Woody. Other than that his relationship with his wife was also the subject of controversy. His wife Soon-Yi Previn was also the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow. But later he married her in 1997.

However, in early 2014, after 20 years, he wrote on Nicholas Kristof’s blog, explaining the assault and bringing it back to the media’s attention. He has since ardently denied the charges.

Memoir Controversy

In early March 2020, they announced the publication of Woody Allen’s memoir, Apropos of Nothing in the following,g however. However, his book was not released due to the protests against him.

However, his book Apropos of Nothing was soon released with Arcade Publishing at the end of March. Addressing the controversy surrounding him, the co-founder of Arcade Jeannette Seaver stated “We find it critical to hear more than one side of a story and more significantly, not to squelch the writer’s right to be heard.”

Woody Allen – Social Media

The multi-talented star is active on social media. His Instagram account name “woody_allen_instagram” has amassed more than 43k followers and his Facebook account has more than 1.7 million followers.

Woody Allen

Caption: Woody Allen on Dick Cavett Talk Show, (Sources: Hollywood Reporter)