Dianne Evelyn Wiest (born March 28, 1948) is an American actress.
Wiest won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994), both directed by Woody Allen. She appeared in three other Allen’s films: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987) and September (1987). She also starred in Ron Howard’s Parenthood, for which she received her third Oscar nomination. Wiest also received two Screen Actors Guild Awards and one BAFTA Award nomination.
Her other film roles include Footloose (1984), The Lost Boys (1987), Bright Lights, Big City (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Little Man Tate (1991), The Birdcage (1996), Dan in Real Life (2007), Synecdoche, New York (2008) and Rabbit Hole (2010).
For her work on television she won two Primetime Emmy Awards.