Dianne Wiest
Joan in LIFE IN PIECES

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Birthday: March 28

Dianne Wiest has won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress: one for her performance in “Hannah and Her Sisters” and the other for “Bullets Over Broadway.” She was nominated for her role in “Parenthood.” Her additional feature film credits include “Synecdoche,” “New York,” “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Radio Days,” “September,” “Rabbit Hole,” “Footloose,” “The Humbling,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Birdcage,” “Sisters” and “Five Nights in Maine,” among many others.

Wiest earned two Emmy Awards for her performance in the television series “In Treatment” and for a guest role in “Road to Avonlea.”

Her recent credits include the Yale Repertory production of “Happy Days” performed at the Theatre for a New Audience. Additional stage credits include The New Group’s production of “Rasheeda Speaking,” directed by Cynthia Nixon, “The Cherry Orchard” and “All My Sons.” Additional New York theater credits include “The Seagull,” “Third,” “Memory House,” “Salome,” “Oedipus,” “The Shawl,” “Hunting Cockroaches,” “After the Fall,” “Beyond Therapy” and “The Art of Dining.”

Wiest was raised in Kansas City, Mo., and, when not shooting LIFE IN PIECES, resides in New York City with her two daughters. Her birthday is March 28.