Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway

Movie Actress

Dorothy Faye Dunaway is an American actress. She is the recipient of many accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award. In 2011, the government of France made her an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters. Her career began in the early 1960s on Broadway.

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Jan 14, 1941
5′ 7″
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Faye Dunaway is an American actress who was born on January 14, 1941 in Bascom, Florida. She is of Scottish and Irish ancestry. At the age of 21, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting. 

Dunaway started out her career performing in theater but eventually made her film debut in 1967's The Happening. She followed this with roles in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and Little Big Man (1970). Her performance in Bonnie and Clyde earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. 

In 1976, Dunaway starred as Diana Christensen in the critically-acclaimed Network, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Other notable films include Chinatown (1974), Mommie Dearest (1981), Barfly (1987), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Don Juan DeMarco (1995) and The Chamber (1996). In addition to her acting work, she has also written two books: Looking for Gatsby: My Life and Times of F. Scott Fitzgerald (2002) and Looking For Katherine: A Love Story (2005). 

Throughout her career, Dunaway has been nominated for four Oscars, three Golden Globes, four BAFTAs and five Emmy Awards. She is a member of both the American Theatre Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1941</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Faye Dunaway is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 14, 1941, Faye Dunaway was born in Bascom, Florida.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Role in "Bonnie and Clyde"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Faye Dunaway's first major role is as Bonnie Parker in the 1967 film "Bonnie and Clyde".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award for Best Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Faye Dunaway wins her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in "Chinatown".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Golden Globe Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Dunaway receives a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance in "Network".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Dunaway is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Cast of Broadway Play “The Little Foxes”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Dunaway joins the cast of the Broadway play “The Little Foxes” for a limited engagement.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Life Achievement Award at Palm Springs Film Festival</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Faye Dunaway receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Faye Dunaway has had an impressive career as an actress, playing iconic roles in films such as Bonnie and Clyde, Network and Chinatown. Her performances have earned her multiple awards including an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA for Best Actress.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Faye Dunaway is known for taking on challenging roles and never backing down from a challenge. She has taken on roles that some actresses would not attempt, such as playing Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest. </p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Faye Dunaway is an inspiration to many aspiring actors and actresses. She has shown that it is possible to have a successful career as an actor, even if you don't fit the traditional mold of what a movie star should look like. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female to Win Best Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Faye Dunaway was the first female to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Network" (1976).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Studied at The Boston Conservatory</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Faye Dunaway studied at The Boston Conservatory of Music, where she majored in drama and graduated with honors.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Made Her Broadway Debut with Tennessee Williams</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Faye Dunaway made her Broadway debut playing the lead role in a revival of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Been Nominated for Four Oscars</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Faye Dunaway has been nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress in 1977 for her role in "Network".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Pregnant During Filming of Bonnie and Clyde</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Faye Dunaway was pregnant during the filming of Bonnie and Clyde (1967), which was concealed by wardrobe. She later gave birth to a son who was named after the film's director Arthur Penn.</p></div>


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