Woody Allen Fast Facts

Woody Allen attends the premiere of "Irrational Man" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2015.

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Oscar-winning filmmaker Woody Allen.


Birth date: December 1, 1935
Birth name: Allan Stewart Konigsberg
    Birth place: Brooklyn, New York
    Father: Martin Konigsberg, worked various jobs
    Mother: Nettie (Cherry) Konigsberg, bookkeeper
    Marriages: Soon-Yi Previn (December 22, 1997-present), Louise Lasser (divorced), Harlene Rosen (divorced)
    Children: daughters adopted with Soon-Yi Previn: Manzie Tio Allen (2000), Bechet Dumaine Allen (1998); with Mia Farrow: Satchel Farrow (1987, now goes by Ronan), Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow (1985, adopted daughter), Moses Farrow (1978, adopted)
    Education: Attended New York University and City College of New York.

    Other Facts

    He legally changed his name at 17 to Heywood Allen.
    Allen has worked as a comedy writer, stand-up comic, screenwriter, actor, playwright, musician and director.
    He has 24 Oscar nominations and four wins: 16 for writing, with three wins; seven for directing, with one win; and one nomination for acting.
    Allen has one Emmy nomination for writing.
    Allen has appeared in dozens of the movies he's directed, and claims to have never watched his films once they are released.
    Although Allen is best known for comedies, he has explored different genres including dramas ("Interiors"), thrillers ("Match Point") and musicals ("Everyone Says I Love You").
    Most of his movies have been filmed in and around New York.
    He plays the jazz clarinet and piano.