Woody Allen is one of the few members of Hollywood with careers spanning over six decades. He started off as a comedy writer then published several short humor books. In the 1960s, he was ranked one of the most renowned stand-up comedians for his monologue-based stand up comedies. His love for humor took him to directing slapstick comedy then he went into full on film directing for which he is mostly known.
Date of Birth: December 1, 1935
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
All through his life, he worked as an actor, a director, a musician, a comedian and a playwright. Woody is a multiple award winning fellow who is regarded as one of the best filmmakers of his time. Aside the success of his career, Allen is also famous for the humiliating drama in his personal life. Read on for the full details as well as information concerning every member of his family…
Martin Konigsberg (father)
Date of Birth: December 25, 1900
Date of Death: January 8, 2001 (aged 100)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Martin was pretty much everything; from working as a waiting staff to a jewellery engraver and a taxi driver.
Nettie Konigsberg (mother)
Date of Birth: November 8, 1906
Date of Death: January 27, 2002 (aged 95)
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
She worked as a book keeper and until the day she died, she never stopped calling her only son Allen. To her being a pharmacist would have been the right job for her son as the stern Nettie considered it a respectable way to earn a living. When her son started showing interest in the entertainment world, she was hugely indifferent but eventually let him be since his heart was in it. She probably would have been happier if he spent his life time doing something else.
Letty Aronson (younger sister from same parents)
Year of Birth: 1943
Many would have thought Allen Konigsberg was the only child but he was for only eight years. Letty is the adoring younger sister to the Hollywood icon. She is a film producer herself and has been as supportive of her brother’s fame as possible. Aronson is a widowed teacher with three grown children for her late husband.
Harlene Rosen (ex-spouse)
Duration of Marriage: 1956 – 1962 (6 years)
At 19, Allen was still an aspiring actor and he married 16-year old Harlene. Their love was short lasting even through every bit of it was well spent. They were young and life as couples started out as a fun fare literally. Soon after they tied the knot, Allen established a career and Rosen completed four years of college. They became adults together but the pressure life was placing on their love was soon unbearable and they had to part ways.
After their early divorce, Harlene sued her ex-husband for defamation of her character when he made an unflattering comment about her on a television interview. Rosen did not take the jokes lightly and the movie director was repaid with a $1m suit and a temporary gag order.
Louise Lasser (ex-wife)
Duration of Marriage: 1966 – 1970 (4 years)
Date of Birth: April 11, 1939
Zodiac Sign: Aries
When it comes to television, 1976 was the year of Louise Lasser. She is known as the actress who played the neurotic, unhappy title character of the satirical soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976 – 1977). Lasser was with Allen for just four years and they had no child together. According to her, Woody was very possessive yet was everything to her 21-year old self that she walked down the aisle with him. They were young and things did not just fit as they grew.
Mia Farrow (ex-partner)
Duration of Relationship: 1979 – 1992 (13 years)
Date of Birth: February 9, 1945
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Mia is a former fashion model, activist and actress. She was named one of the most influential people in the world for her humanitarian services and her multi award-winning career as an actress. Her first marriage was to the much older famous singer Frank Sinatra but it lasted for just two years. They separated amicably and remained friends until Sinatra’s death.
In September 1970, she got married for the second time to composer Andre Previn and their union lasted seven years. Before the end of their marriage, she had given birth to three kids and had adopted many including Soon-Yi with whom she is now estranged.
Her next relationship was with the veteran film director in 1979 and she starred in more than 10 of his films. January 1992, Farrow discovered her lover was having an affair with her daughter Soon-Yi and that was the end of her relationship with Woody. After their break up, she was bitter and then accused Allen of molesting their 7-year old daughter Dylan. She went as far as filing charges with the police to the effect but the case was dropped in 1993 after a lengthy investigation by a medical team.
Soon-Yi Previn (wife)
Duration of Marriage: December 22, 1997 till present
Date of Birth: October 8, 1970
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Previn had a very difficult upbringing; from being an orphan to living poorly in the streets. It was not until she clocked 6 that she was picked up by an orphanage and that was how she met Mia. Thanks to Allen, she is now a college graduate living a sophisticated life. According to the film professional, Previn has giving his life a new definition. Since her arrival, he has been graced with a stable home and two lovely kids to call his own.
Career-wise, she is a South Korean actress but is best known as the wife to the Hollywood icon. It all started as a fling when Woody was still with Mia. Allen and Previn had a rough start with all that surrounded their early years in the relationship as many saw him as the father figure to the actress which he later addressed in the negative. Their love waxed on strongly until they finally made it legal in Venice, December 1997.
Woody and Previn adopted two kids together and continue to live happily. They have great marriage, they get along so well despite the huge age difference and they seem to be interested in similar things.
Moses Farrow (adopted son with Mia Farrow)
Date of Birth: July 27, 1978
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Moses is the oldest adopted child to Woody and Mia. He was born in South Korea with cerebral palsy and was adopted by Mia in December 1991. He now lives with his family in Connecticut as a commercial lifestyle photographer that specializes in child and family portraits.
Dylan O’Sullivan Farrow (adopted daughter with Mia Farrow)
Date of Birth: July 11, 1985
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Dylan would have just been one of the very quiet Allen kids until she went public with claims of a sexual abuse from her ‘father’. According to her, the abuse left her tormented for a long period of time. She was left with a huge guilt battle to fight, developed a fear of being touched by men and she even deteriorated to a series of easing disorders. She wrote in a letter that the famous Woody is a living testament to the way the society fails to defend victims of sexual assaults.
Ronan Farrow (biological son with Mia Farrow)
Date of Birth: December 19, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Ronan is a journalist, lawyer, activist and former U.S. government advisor. He is estranged from Woody Allen saying he married their sister. In 2013 Mia said to Vanity Fair that it was ‘possible’ that Ronan was in fact the son of singer Frank Sinatra and not Allen.
Bechet Dumaine Allen (adopted daughter with Soon-Yi Previn)
Date of Birth: December 1998
Bechet is the first child that was adopted after Allen and Previn got married. She is from China.
Manzie Tio Allen (adopted daughter with Soon-Yi Previn)
Date of Birth: February 2000
Manzie is hopefully the last child to the veteran film genius. Her first name was gotten from jazz drummer Manzie Johnson and her middle name from Lorenzo Tio, also a musician.