Skip to main content
  • Dianne Wiest

    Born on March 28, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri

awards & nominations

In Treatment (2008)

Middle-aged psychologist Paul Weston (Emmy nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Gabriel Byrne) confronts some uneasy truths about his own life while conducting therapy sessions with his patients. Based on an award-winning Israeli television series, each episode focuses on one specific patient -- either a patient of Paul's, or Paul himself, in therapy with his own psychotherapist (Dianne Wiest).

Emmy (Primetime) (2009) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2008) Won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

Dianne Wiest as "Sarah McClellan"

A developer hires a psychiatrist (Mary-Louise Parker) to declare a farmer (Sidney Poitier) mentally incompetent in order to gain his land.

Emmy (Primetime) (1999) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Parenthood (1989)

Dianne Wiest as "Helen Buckman"

Perfectionist Gil Buckman (Steve Martin) struggles with the deficiencies of his children, thinking they reflect poorly on his parenting -- and Gil's siblings only add to the stress of his life. One of his sisters (Dianne Wiest) faces difficulty when her teenage daughter (Martha Plimpton) becomes pregnant. Another (Harley Jane Kozak) clashes with her husband (Rick Moranis) when she asks for more children. Gil's immature brother (Tom Hulce) turns up as well, with a young son he can barely handle.

Academy Award (1989) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1989) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Radio Days (1987)

Dianne Wiest as "Bea"

A middle-aged man looks back on his childhood in Rockaway, N.Y., in a series of vignettes focused on the golden days of radio. Joe (Woody Allen), who narrates, is portrayed as a teenager in the film by Seth Green. Eccentric relatives and radio personalities inhabit various stories, including an unlucky aunt (Dianne Wiest), a cigarette girl (Mia Farrow) with career ambitions, and two burglars with excellent timing. Young Joe involves his friends in a scam to earn a decoder ring.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Dianne Wiest as "Holly"

Three successive family Thanksgiving dinners mark time for Hannah (Mia Farrow), her younger sisters Lee (Barbara Hershey) and Holly (Dianne Wiest) and the men in their lives. Lee is having an affair with Hannah's husband, Elliot (Michael Caine), and trying to end her Svengali-like romance with artist Frederick (Max von Sydow). Holly is frustrated by her lack of career fulfillment and her increasing dependence on Hannah's largesse, while being courted by the hypochondriac Mickey (Woody Allen).

Academy Award (1986) Won Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1986) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X