Diane Keaton is well known for her work on-screen and behind the camera as a director and producer. She started acting in the ’70s and has now appeared in nearly 50 films! Her big break came when she was cast in The Godfather in 1972, but some of her best known work came not long after when she did a series of Woody Allen projects like Play It Again, Sam, Sleeper and Annie Hall, which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress. The beloved actress is turning 71 on January 5, so here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about her!
Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall on January 5, 1946 in Los Angles. In the ’50s her family moved to a suburban neighborhood in Santa Ana, California, which is where she grew up with her three siblings, a brother Randy, and two sisters, Robin and Dorrie. Her father, Jack Hall, was a real-estate broker and her mother, Dorothy, was a housewife. Her mother won the “Mrs. Los Angeles” pageant for homemakers in the mid-50s which inspired Keaton to become an actress. She went to college as an acting student after high school, but soon dropped out to pursue a career in New York City.