diane keaton
  • Faith: Agnostic
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  January 05, 1946

Diane Keaton is an actress who’s received various accolades throughout her career spanning over five decades, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a British Academy Film Award, in addition to nominations for a Tony Award and two Emmy Awards. She was honored with the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute in 2007 and an AFI Life Achievement Award in 2017. Her career started on stage when she appeared in the original 1968 Broadway production of the musical “Hair.” The next year, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Woody Allen’s “Play It Again, Sam.”

Then, she made her screen debut in a small role in “Lovers and Other Strangers” before rising to prominence with her first major film role as Kay Adams-Corleone in “The Godfather,” a role she reprised in its sequels. She’s frequently collaborated with Woody Allen, starting with the film adaptation of “Play It Again, Sam.” Her next two movies with him, “Sleeper” and “Love and Death,” established her as a comic actress, while her fourth, “Annie Hall,” won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. To avoid being typecast as her “Annie Hall” persona, Keaton appeared in several dramatic films, starring in “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” and “Interiors.” She’s received three more Academy Award nominations for her roles in “Reds,” “Marvin’s Room,” and “Something’s Gotta Give.”

Keaton is also known for her starring roles in “Manhattan,” “Baby Boom,” “Father of the Bride,” “Father of the Bride Part II,” “The First Wives Club,” “The Family Stone,” “Finding Dory,” “Book Club,” and “Because I Said So.” Keaton was born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California, in 1946. Her mother won the “Mrs. Los Angeles” pageant for homemakers, and Keaton said the theatricality of the event inspired her first impulse to be an actress and led to her desire to work on stage. She’s also credited Katharine Hepburn, whom she admires for playing strong and independent women, as one of her inspirations. She started studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. She initially studied acting under the Meisner technique, an ensemble acting technique first evolved in the 1930s by Sanford Meisner.

What religion is Diane Keaton?

Keaton identifies as agnostic but was raised Free Methodist by her mother. She said she produced her 1987 documentary “Heaven” because “I was always pretty religious as a kid. I was primarily interested in religion because I wanted to go to heaven.” However, when she grew up, she became agnostic. In one interview, Keaton said, “Religion is not a big part of my life. My father was an Irish Catholic, and my mother was a Methodist when I was a little girl in the 50s, but when the 60s arrived, they had dropped religion and moved on. It was a different time, and they stopped going to church. I think they were right.”

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