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Dianne Wiest
Actress Dianne Wiest cracks a big smile for photographers as she holds up her Oscar for best supporting actress. Wiest was awarded the Oscar for her performance in "Hannah and her Sisters." (UPI Photo/David Vondrak/Files).

Dianne Wiest (born March 28, 1948) is an American actress. She has had a successful career on stage, television, and film, and has won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Wiest has also been nominated for a BAFTA Award.

Wiest was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Her mother, Anne Stewart (née Keddie), was born in Auchtermuchty, Scotland and worked as a nurse, and her father, Bernard John Wiest, was a college dean and former psychiatric social worker for the U.S. Army. The two met in Algiers. She has two brothers: Greg and Don Wiest. Wiest's original ambition was to be a ballerina, but in late high school she switched her goal to theatre.

Wiest graduated from the University of Maryland in 1969 with a degree in Arts and Sciences.

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