Birth Name: Dianne Evelyn Wiest
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 28, 1946
*German, Croatian (father)
Dianne Wiest is an American actress. She has twice won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994).
Her father, Bernard John Wiest, an American from Pennsylvania, had German and Croatian ancestry. Her mother, Anne Stewart (Keddie), was Scottish-born, from Auchtermuchty, Scotland. Dianne has two children, who are adopted.
Dianne’s paternal grandfather was Bernard Mathew Wiest (the son of John M. Wiest and Mary E.). Bernard was born in Pennsylvania. John and Mary E. were also born in Pennsylvania, and all of their own parents were German.
Dianne’s paternal grandmother was Emma Louise Cosulich (the daughter of Luke Cosulich and Mary Gladutich). Emma was born in Pennsylvania, to Croatian parents.
Dianne’s maternal grandfather was Niel Stewart Keddie (the son of William Keddie and Mary Ann Stewart). Niel was born in Arbroath, Forfarshire. William was the son of James Keddie and Isabella Robertson. Mary Ann was the daughter of Niel/Neil Stewart and Euphemia Anderson.
Dianne’s maternal grandmother was Edith Rose McDougall (the daughter of William McDougall and Annie Grant). Edith was born in Tomintoul, Morayshire. William was the son of James MacDougall and Mary Cumming. Annie was the daughter of William Grant and Isabella.
Sources: Dianne’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dianne’s paternal grandfather, Bernard Mathew Wiest, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dianne’s mother (through Dianne’s mother’s brother, William Robertson Keddie) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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