Diane Keaton

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Diane Keaton
Born Diane Hall
January 5, 1946 (1946-01-05) (age 68)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1968–present
Known for Annie Hall
Children Dexter Keaton (born 1995)
Duke Keaton (born 2000)
Parents Jack Hall (1921—1990)
Dorothy Hall (née Keaton, 1921—2008)

Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall, January 5, 1946) is an American movie actress, director, producer, and screenwriter.

Early life[change | edit source]

Keaton was born on January 5, 1946 in Los Angeles, California.[1] Her mother, Dorothy Deanne (née Keaton; 1921–2008), was a homemaker and amateur photographer; her father, John Newton Ignatius "Jack" Hall (1921–1990), was a real estate broker and civil engineer.[1][2] Her father, from Nebraska, came from an Irish-American Catholic background, and her mother, originally from Kansas, came from a Methodist family, and had English, German, and more distant Austrian, ancestry.[3] Keaton was raised a Free Methodist by her mother.[4] Her mother won the "Mrs. Los Angeles" pageant for homemakers; Keaton has said that the theatricality of the event inspired her first impulse to be an actress, and led to her wanting to work on stage.[5] She has also credited Katharine Hepburn, whom she admires for playing strong and independent women, as one of her inspirations.[6]

Personal life[change | edit source]

Keaton had bulimia nervosa in the early 1970s.[7] She has never married. She has two adopted children: a daughter Dexter Keaton (born 1995) and a son Duke Keaton (born 2000).

She starred in Annie Hall, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Marvin's Room, The First Wives Club and Something's Gotta Give.

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Diane Keaton Biography (1946–)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/86/Diane-Keaton.html. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  2. "Diane Keaton: The Next Hepburn" Rolling Stone. June 30, 1977.
  3. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000473/bio
  4. Stated in Then Again, by Diane Keaton, 2011
  5. Diane Keaton interview. Fresh Air, WHYY Philadelphia. January 1, 1997. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  6. Nancy Griffin. "American Original" More Magazine. March 2004.
  7. Diane Keaton had bulimia during Woody romance

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