Profession: Actor, Screenwriter and Director
Why Famous: American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, musician and playwright whose career spans more than 50 years.
Allen has been nominated 24 times and won four Academy Awards: three for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Director ("Annie Hall").
He has more screenwriting Academy Award nominations than any other writer.
- 1997-12-23 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow
- 1977-04-20 "Annie Hall", directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1978)
- 2014-01-12 Woody Allen receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards