Dyan Cannon

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
After some TV work and minor features, this sexy, zany and spirited blonde sparkled as a deft comedienne in several trendy films of the 1970s and 80s. In 1976, Dyan Cannon directed, wrote, produced, edited and scored ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1937 in Tacoma, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (74)

A Kiss At Midnight 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boynton Beach Club 2006 (Movie)

Lois (Actor)

Arli$$ 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Kangaroo Jack 2003 (Movie)

Anna Carbone (Actor)

Allie & Me 2002 (Movie)

Karen Schneider (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Sisters 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Al Pacino: Inside Out 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Harlequin's Diamond Girl 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sender 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

8 Heads in A Duffel Bag 1997 (Movie)

Annette Bennett (Actor)

A Day With... 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA at 50 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

Mrs Flint (Actor)

The Pickle 1993 (Movie)

Ellen Stone (Actor)

Christmas in Connecticut 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual ACE Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The End of Innocence 1990 (Movie)

Stephanie Lewis (Actor)

At Rona's 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Caddyshack II 1988 (Movie)

Elizabeth Pearce (Actor)

Golden Globe Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Natalie Wood 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Master of the Game 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Author! Author! 1982 (Movie)

Alice Detroit (Actor)

Deathtrap 1982 (Movie)

Myra Elizabeth Maxwell Bruhl (Actor)

Coast to Coast 1980 (Movie)

Madie Levrington (Actor)

Honeysuckle Rose 1980 (Movie)

Viv (Actor)

Lady of the House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Heaven Can Wait 1978 (Movie)

Julia Farnsworth (Actor)

Revenge of the Pink Panther 1978 (Movie)

Simone Legree (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Special (12/15/74) 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Child Under a Leaf 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shamus 1973 (Movie)

Alexis (Actor)

The Bob Hope Show (03/13/72) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last of Sheila 1972 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Doctors' Wives 1971 (Movie)

Lorrie Dellman (Actor)

Such Good Friends 1971 (Movie)

Julie Messenger (Actor)

Le Casse 1970 (Movie)

Lena (Actor)

The Anderson Tapes 1970 (Movie)

Ingrid Everleigh (Actor)

The Love Machine 1970 (Movie)

Judith Austin (Actor)

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Full Circle 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 1960 (Movie)

Dixie (Actor)

This Rebel Breed 1959 (Movie)

Wiggles (Actor)

Arthur the King (TV Show)

Actor

Based on an Untrue Story (TV Show)

Actor

Having It All (TV Show)

Actor

Jailbirds (TV Show)

Actor

Jenny's War (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss of a Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

My Mother the Spy (TV Show)

Actor

Rock 'n' Roll Mom (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

The Virginia Hill Story (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

The End of Innocence 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Growing Pains: Number One 1987 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Growing Pains: Number One 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Growing Pains: Number One 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

After some TV work and minor features, this sexy, zany and spirited blonde sparkled as a deft comedienne in several trendy films of the 1970s and 80s. In 1976, Dyan Cannon directed, wrote, produced, edited and scored the AFI-sponsored, Oscar-nominated live-action short, "Number One", about children's natural curiosity about their bodies and the adult values that stifle them. She made her feature directing and writing debut with the semi-autobiographical, "The End of Innocence" (1990).

Relationships

Hal Ashby

Companion
together in the early 1970s

Stanley Fimberg

Husband
married in 1985 separated in 1990

Claire Friesen

Mother
Jewish

Jennifer Grant

Child
Born on February 26, 1966 father, Cary Grant

Cary Grant

Husband
married in 1965 divorced in 1968

EDUCATION

University of Washington

Seattle , Washington

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1975

AFI Conservatory

1975

studied acting with Sanford Meisner

Directing Workshop for Women, American Film Institute

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2010

Acted alongside Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco in "Women Without Men"; film directed by Marshall

2008

Appeared in The Hallmark Channel drama "A Kiss at Midnight"

2005

Co-starred with Joseph Bologna and Brenda Vaccaro in the romantic comedy "Boynton Beach Club"

2003

Joined the cast of the action comedy "Kangaroo Jack"

2001

Portrayed the free-spirited mother of the titular "Three Sisters" in the NBC midseason replacement sitcom

1997

Landed a recurring role of a judge on the Fox series "Ally McBeal"

1997

Returned to the big screen in "That Darn Cat" and "Out to Sea"

1990

Feature film writing and directing debut, "The End of Innocence"; also acted in film

1984

Starred in CBS miniseries "Master of the Game"

1978

Earned second Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for "Heaven Can Wait"

1976

Debut as director, writer and producer of live-action short "Number One"; nominated for Best Live Action Short Oscar

1974

Made first TV-movie starring as "Virginia Hill" (NBC)

1968

First starring film role in "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"; won Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress

1967

Featured in the Broadway show "The 90-Day Mistress"

1962

Broadway debut in "The Fun Couple" with Jane Fonda

1960

Feature film acting debut, "The Rise of Legs Diamond"

1957

Worked as model and showroom manager for dress manufacturer in Los Angeles; did promotional work for "Les Girls"; producer Jerry Wald arranged screen test (date approximate)

Professional TV acting debut in "The Ding-a-Ling Girl" on "Playhouse 90" opposite Art Carney

Bonus Trivia

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Cannon was crowned Miss Seattle.

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She was named Female Star of the Year by the Hollywood Women's Press Club in 1979.

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