Woody Allen is a renowned American actor, filmmaker, musician, comedian and a writer. He has been in his career for more than six decades which makes him one of the legends in this industry has given many contributions to it. His popularity mainly comes the main films he has featured which include Manhattan, Hannah, Her and Annie Hall. Today, let’s have close look at the biography, career, and net worth of Woody Allen in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Woody Allen was born on 1st December in the year 1943 with his full name being Allan Stewart Konigsberg. He was born to his parents Martin Konigsberg and Nettie from which he was their firstborn. His childhood was not so exciting due to the poor relationship between his family and the nature of his mother which greatly impacted Allen in his young age. He went to several different schools in his young age before he got establishment in studying at Midwood High School through which much of his interest was portrayed in co-curriculum activities.
At the age of 17, he changed his name to Heywood Allen legally and began being named as Woody Allen. He finished studying at Midwood where he also graduated from the same and then joined the New York University where he studied communication and film in the year 1953. He failed in one of the courses and he then joined the City College of New York to study film.
Woody Allen has married three times in which he first married Harlene Rose in the year 1954 whom they separated in the year 1959. He then had his second marriage in the year 1966 to Louise Lasser whom they divorced in 1969 and then his present marriage which was on 1997 from which he married Soon Yi Previn who is his current wife. He is said to have dated other ladies by the name Stacey Nelkin, Diana Keaton, and Mia Farrow.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
He began showing interest in his career at a very young age in which he began writing jokes at an early age of 15 years and began sending the jokes to Broadway Writers on the following year. In this process, Abe Burrows got excited about the jokes and he, therefore, introduced him to Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers, and Peter Lind Hayes. This led him to receive a payment of his samples he had provided.
He then was offered a job at The NBC Comedy Hour after which he got hired by Herb Shriner then later to The Tonight Show where he became its Scriptwriter together with the Sid Caesar and Ed Sullivan. In this, he made some of his major writings such as The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, Candid Camera and Stanley.
Allen started performing in the year 1961 in Manhattan on a section known as Greenwich Village as a stand-up comedian in clubs. In 1966, he then wrote a play which starred Kay Medford, Tony Roberts, Anita Gillette and Lou Jacobi which was known as Don’t Drink the Water among other productions in the Broadway Theatre Productions. Woody Allen has also won many awards on which some include Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay in a film known as Annie Hall in the year 1977 for Academy Awards among many other Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Woody Allen has an estimated net worth of $85 Million. He gets this from the fortunate earnings he has made from his successful career path. He has got many different jobs which have given him many earnings which include; comedian, film director, actor, musician, voice actor, film producer, screenwriter, and a writer as well. He has ganged in much earning from films such as Midnight and Match Point.
Woody Allen has had a successful career in which he has played part in most of the different areas associated with his career. He has been in the career for more than six decades which makes his legendary in this career unforgettable.