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Multiple Oscar and Emmy Winner Having Trouble Finding Work

Jan 26, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Two Oscars and two Emmys, along with a Golden Globe, a string of major nominations and countless other awards, apparently aren’t enough to keep actress Dianne Wiest working steadily.

The New York Times, in an interview with Wiest, 66, to promote her role in the upcoming dark comedy “Rasheeda Speaking,” quotes Wiest saying, “I have to move out of my apartment soon” because she’s having trouble finding work to pay the rent.

Wiest won her second Emmy in 2008, for her supporting role on HBO’s “In Treatment.” She won an Emmy in 1997 for “Road to Avonlea” and also has two Oscars, for “Hannah and Her Sisters” and “Bullets Over Broadway.”

But those two Woody Allen movies may have contributed to her career issues. “After her early work with Woody Allen … Ms. Wiest said that she felt she was typed as ‘a nice mom and that’s it. That’s all that ever came, except in theater,’” the report notes.

wiestDianne Wiest Winning Her Oscar in 1995 for “Bullets Over Broadway”




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