- NAME: Woody Allen
- OCCUPATION: Actor, Director, Screenwriter
- BIRTH DATE: December 01, 1935 (Age: 78)
- EDUCATION: Midwood High School, New York University, City College of New York
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York
- Originally: Allen Stewart Konigsberg
- Full Name: Heywood Allen
- AKA: Allen Konigsberg
- AKA: Woody Allen
- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
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Woody Allen is an American comedian, filmmaker and writer who directed and starred in two of his most famous films, Annie Hall and Manhattan.
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He starred, directed and co-wrote the movie with Marshall Brickman, and it went on to win four Academy Awards, including for best picture, best director and best screenplay. Manhattan, released in 1979, was his homage to his beloved New York City, a setting for many of his future films.
Over the next two decades, Allen produced mostly hits and some misses, and a combination of comedies and drama,
including 1982's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy—the first of Allen's films to star his new love, Mia Farrow. In 1986, Hannah and Her Sisters earned Allen his second Oscar (best original screenplay) and broke box-office records, taking in $18 million.
By the 1990s, Allen was ignoring Hollywood for the most part, producing low-budget films that included Husbands and Wives, Bullets over, Mighty Aphrodite and Sweet and Lowdown.
In the biggest scandal of his career, Allen made tabloid headlines in 1992 by dating and eventually marrying then-girlfriend Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn—marking the start of a contentious two-year custody battle. Farrow eventually won sole custody of their children, and Allen was ordered to pay $3 million to Farrow. "What was the scandal?" Allen told Reuters in an interview. "I fell in love with this girl, married her... but people refer to it all the time as a scandal, and I kind of like that in a way because when I go I would like to say I had one real juicy scandal in my life."
The scandal continued with Farrow and Allen's other adopted child, Dylan Farrow. Allen was charged with molesting Dylan when she was 7 years old. The sexual assault allegedly happened during the divorce proceedings between Allen and Mia after his affair with Previn. Charges were dropped after an investigation gave inconclusive results. In early 2014, nearly 20 years after the alleged assault, Dylan Farrow wrote on Nicholas Kristof's blog, detailing the assault and bringing it back to the media's attention. Allen has since vehemently denied the charges.
Allen and Soon-Yi, who married in 1997, adopted two daughters: Bechet and Manzie Tio.
Allen began the new millennium with a string of comedies and mixed reviews, including Match Point in 2005, Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008 and the romantic comedy Midnight in Paris in 2011, for which he won the 2012 Oscar for best original screenplay. To Rome with Love, a 2012 episodic comedy that featured an international cast, marked his first on-screen role in six years. Two years later, Allen was nominated for an Academy Award within the category of best original screenplay for the film Blue Jasmine (2013).
In October 2013, Allen's ex, Mia Farrow, made headlines after stating in an interview with Vanity Fair that Sinatra could be the father of her 25-year-old son, Ronan, who is Farrow's only official biological child with Allen. Also during the interview, she called Sinatra the love of her life, saying, "We never really split up." In response to the buzz surrounding his mother's comments, Ronan jokingly tweeted: "Listen, we're all *possibly* Frank Sinatra's son."
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