Diane Keaton

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Diane Keaton from Annie Hall along with Woody Allen.

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

She was born Diane Hall in Santa Ana, California. In 1967 she had a minor role in the original cast of Hair on Broadway; here is her biography from that show's souvenir program:

Born January 5, 1946 in Santa Ana, California. Neighborhood Playhouse Graduate...U.S.O. Tour of Orient...Hobbies?...Going to the movies, eating!... taking walks, being alive. Why I am what I am? Ask my friends. They would like nothing better than to rap on me! Man, how could I answer that...? My God, that's impossible. I am human being number 927-4610-887. How could I presume to...well...you know...right. [1] (http://www.michaelbutler.com/hair/holding/photographs/hair/1ProgCastBios.html)

In 1969, Woody Allen cast her in his play Play It Again, Sam, which won her a Tony Award as Featured Dramatic Actress. During her run in the play, Hollywood came calling and Keaton made her film debut in 1970 in the film Lovers and Other Strangers.

Her big break came when she was cast in Francis Ford Coppola's blockbuster The Godfather (1972) (she also appeared in the sequel). Around this time, she became romantically involved with Woody Allen and has played eccentric, neurotic characters in several of his comic films including Annie Hall (1977) (in which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress that year), but has also won acclaim in serious roles such as in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Marvin's Room (1996), and Mrs. Soffel (1984). She later had a relationship with Warren Beatty, with whom she also appeared on screen in Reds (1981) (and got nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe).

Keaton has also proven herself as a director. She directed the 1987 documentary Heaven, a few music videos for artists such as Belinda Carlisle, two TV movies starring Patricia Arquette, and episodes of China Beach and Twin Peaks before directing her first feature film, Unstrung Heroes in 1995. She has also directed two other movies: Mother's Helper in 1999 and Hanging Up in 2000 (which she also starred in).

Keaton, who has never married, has adopted two children. Since May 2005 she has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.

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