Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton

Movie Actress

Diane Keaton is an American actress and director. She has received various accolades throughout her career spanning over six decades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award.

Full Name
Diane Hall Keaton
Jan 5, 1946
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall on January 5, 1946, in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were Jack Hall, a civil engineer and amateur photographer, and Dorothy Deanne (née Keaton), a homemaker. Her father passed away when she was nine years old. She attended the all-girls Santa Ana High School in Santa Ana, California and graduated in 1964. She later attended Santa Ana College before transferring to the University of Southern California where she studied drama. 

Keaton began her acting career on stage in 1968, performing with the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings. In 1969, she made her film debut in Lovers and Other Strangers. She went on to appear in several films throughout the 1970s such as Play It Again Sam (1972) and Sleeper (1973). After appearing in Annie Hall (1977), Keaton was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, which she won. She then starred alongside Woody Allen in Interiors (1978) and Manhattan (1979). 

Keaton continued to appear in films throughout the 1980s such as Reds (1981), Baby Boom (1987) and The Godfather Part III (1990). In 1991, she wrote her autobiography Then Again about her life up until that point. In 1993, Keaton starred alongside Jack Nicholson in Something's Gotta Give for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She also starred alongside Steve Martin in Father of the Bride Part II (1995). 

In recent years Keaton has continued to act with roles in The Family Stone (2005), Mad Money (2008), Morning Glory (2010) and Book Club (2018). She has also ventured into directing with Unstrung Heroes (1995) and Hanging Up (2000).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1946</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Diane Keaton is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 5th, 1946, Diane Keaton was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960s</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Keaton begins her career on stage with the humor group The Groundlings and later joins the improvisational comedy troupe The Second City.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1970</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough in Film Industry</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Appears in her first major motion picture, Lovers and Other Strangers, which is a massive success and earns her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award for Best Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins her very first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Annie Hall.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980s</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Continues Successful Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">During the 1980's, Keaton continues to star in several highly successful films such as Father of the Bride and Baby Boom.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Honorary Oscar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Keaton receives an honorary Academy Award for her contributions to the film industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Keaton is inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame for her outstanding contributions to theater.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Diane Keaton is an icon. Her performances in films such as Annie Hall, The Godfather and Something’s Gotta Give have made her one of the most iconic actresses of all time. She is a beacon for strong female roles in Hollywood.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Authentic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Diane Keaton is an authentic actress. Her performances are always genuine and she has never shied away from taking risks with her roles. She has a unique perspective on life that shines through each performance she gives.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Stylish</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Diane Keaton may be known for her acting, but she is also known for her sense of style. From her signature wide brimmed hats to her tailored trousers and blazers, Diane Keaton always looks elegant and chic.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Actress to Receive an Honorary Oscar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Diane Keaton was the first actress to receive an honorary Oscar, which was presented to her in 2017 in recognition of her career contributions to the film industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has Won Two Academy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Diane Keaton has won two Academy Awards, one for Best Actress for her role in Annie Hall (1977) and one for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Reds (1981).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Published Books</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Diane Keaton has published several books, including a memoir and a photography book about her favorite places in Los Angeles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Directed Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Diane Keaton has directed four feature films, including Heaven (1998) and Unstrung Heroes (1995). She also executive produced the documentary Heaven (2005).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Wrote Music</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Diane Keaton wrote and performed the song "Good Enough" for the soundtrack of her film Unstrung Heroes (1995). She also co-wrote two songs for the film Baby Boom (1987).</p></div>


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