Multi-faceted performer, director and producer Diane Keaton got her start as a favorite actress - as well as off-screen girlfriend - of filmmaker Woody Allen, earning a Best Actress Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her breakout performance in Annie Hall (1977). Allen's films established Keaton's persona as an intelligent but self-effacing bundle of nerves whose comic talent lay in her offbeat characterizations, rather than punch-line deliveries. While generally remembered for comedies - including successful middle-age offerings The First Wives Club (1996) and Something's Gotta Give (2003), Keaton's career was also dotted with dramatic successes like Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977), Reds (1981), Marvin's Room (1996) and the Godfather trilogy (1972, 1974, 1990), which showcased powerful emotional journeys of typically non-conformist characters.
Beyond the numerous awards and nominations for her on-screen work, the endlessly creative Keaton also made significant contributions as a television and film director and producer, a photographer (with half a dozen art books published), an interior designer, and an unwitting fashion icon known for her eclectic, vintage-inspired style.
Keaton was born Diane Hall on Jan. 5, 1946, and raised in Santa Ana, CA.