Since her screen debut in Lovers and Other Strangers, DIANE KEATON (Ellie) has proven to be an extremely versatile actress, director and producer. Her acting career spans over 25 movie greats, including The Godfather Trilogy, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Annie Hall, for which she received a best actress Academy Award, and the smash hits Father of the Bride and The First Wives Club. Ms. Keaton also received Academy Award nominations for her role in the film Something's Gotta Give, Reds and for her poignant performance in Marvin's Room -- thus, making history as the only actress to have had an Academy Award nomination once in every decade.
Ms. Keaton has also received praise as a director, beginning with her work on Heaven and culminating with the critically acclaimed Unstrung Heroes.
Ms. Keaton won the Golden Globe for her performance in Something's Gotta Give, written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and co-starring Jack Nicholson. She also received National Board of Review award for this performance.
As a producer, she is proud to have worked with Gus Van Sant on his critically acclaimed film, Elephant, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival last year. She has starred in and executive produced the Lifetime TV movie, On Thin Ice, which dealt with a mother's methamphetamine addiction for which she won a Prism Award for her compelling performance. She directed and executive produced the TV pilot "Pasadena" for Fox Television. She has also directed and co-starred in Hanging Up, with Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow and Walter Matthau, and contributed performances to The Other Sister, directed by Garry Marshall.
Ms. Keaton currently has a book out that she edited showcasing her collection of amateur clown paintings, for Lookout and Powerhouse books, entitled "Clown Paintings." In Fall 2007, her fifth published book with Rizzoli titled "Casa Romantica" is expected with great anticipation.
Early 2007 saw the release of the comedy Because I Said So. In April 2007, Diane began production on her latest project in Louisiana with Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes called Mad Money which is directed by Callie Khouri (writer of Thelma & Louise).
2007 also marks the year that Diane is recognized with the Lincoln Center Honors in New York.
Shifting effortlessly from comedy to drama and back again, Diane Keaton continues to captivate and delight her audiences with every project she devotes herself to.