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Diane Keaton, who also directed Hanging Up, made her feature film directorial debut with the critically praised Unstrung Heroes, which premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival and starred Andie MacDowell, John Turturro, Michael Richards and Maury Chaykin.

Keaton began directing with the feature-length documentary Heaven. She received an Emmy Award nomination for the television special The Girl with the Crazy Brother and directed the award-winning film Wildflower, starring Patricia Arquette, for Lifetime. Other directing credits include episodes of Twin Peaks and China Beach, as well as several music videos.

She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the title role in Woody Allen's contemporary classic Annie Hall and was an Academy Award nominee for Best Actress for her performances in Reds and Marvin's Room.

Her acting career spans over 25 movies, including a long creative partnership with Woody Allen. In addition to Annie Hall, Keaton's films with Allen include Sleeper, Manhattan, Love and Death, Play It Again, Sam, Interiors, Radio Days and Manhattan Murder Mystery. Her other acting credits include the motion pictures The First Wives Club, Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride, Part II, The Godfather trilogy, The Good Mother, Baby Boom, Crimes of the Heart, Mrs. Soffel, Reds, Looking for Mr. Goodbar and Lovers and Other Strangers.

She received critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress for her portrayal of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart in TNT's Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Keaton moved to New York at 19 and began acting studies at the Neighborhood Playhouse. She was a member of the original cast of the landmark rock musical Hair and then took the lead opposite Woody Allen in his play, Play It Again, Sam.

Last year, Keaton starred opposite Juliette Lewis, Tom Skerritt and Giovanni Ribisi in Garry Marshall's The Other Sister. Later this year, she will be seen co-starring with Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Garry Shandling and Andie MacDowell in Peter Chelsom's Town and Country.

Keaton is also a renowned photographer and has published four volumes of still photography. She traveled around the country photographing hotel lobbies for a book titled Reservations and edited three additional volumes: Still Life, a book of movie stills from Hollywood's Golden Era, Mr. Salesman and Local News (1999).

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (05-Jan-2003)


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