Woody Allen’s profile picture

Woody Allen

Woody Allen’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $80 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: The Bronx, New York City
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1 December 1935
Sigh: Capricorn
Height: 1.65 m

Woody Allen was bornon 1 December 1935 in The Bronx, New York City, American. Having a penchant for humor and wit, Woody Allen still stands strong for his age in the entertainment industry and is respected by the world for his ability to express his feelings and emotions using slapstick humor. Magnificently endowed in the field of creativity, Allen has made a mark not only as a comedian but as an actor, director, playwright and jazz musician. In his five decade long career, Allen has given the world numerous movies and theatrical works which are going to be influential and inspirational for the sheer sense of novelty and ingenuity that they carry. His long list of work has touched the various genres of humor, right from slapstick to satirical and even dark comedy. Interestingly, the actual personality of Allen is arch different from what he puts up on stage, as a neurotic, nervous and intellectual person. He carries the same persona for the big screen as well. For most of his movies, Allen has drawn inspiration from literature, philosophy, psychology, Judaism, European cinema and New York City. It is due to his sheer aptitude in filmmaking that he has been known the world over as one of the most prolific and gifted filmmakers of the modern era.


$80 Million


Lately, Allen has released two movies “Midnight in Paris” in 2011 and “To Rome with Love” in 2012


UK poll ‘The Comedian's Comedian’, voted him the third greatest comedy act ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders in 2005


He has two adopted daughters, Bechet Dumaine (1999) and Manzie Tio (2000)


In the 1980s, Allen’s works turned somewhat sombre with the comedies having philosophical undertones to them


While his career was escalating upwards, he was further catapulted to greater fame with the release of “Annie Hall” in 1977


It wasn’t long before Allen donned the hat of a director as his first movie, “What’s up Tiger, Lily?” was released in 1966


The big break, however, came in 1965 when Allen wrote the screenplay for the film, “What’s New, Pussycat?” However, disappointed with the changes brought in the final product, Allen swore to never write another script unless he was the director of the film


As such, in 1961, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy, his debut being at a Greenwich Village Club, called Duplex


His career took-off in the year 1954 when he assisted Caesar in writing scripts for shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, and the rest

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