Woody Allen is a man of the American origin who is an actor, musician, filmmaker, comedian, and writer. He has been in the industry for more than six decades. Allen is best known for Manhattan, Annie Hall as well as Hannah and Her Sisters. Keep reading to know more about Woody Allen’s net worth in 2018.
Woody Allen Early Life
Allen was born in 1935 on 1 December as Allan Stewart Konigsberg. He was born to his late parents Nettie and Martin Konigsberg. His mother was a bookkeeper while his mother was a waiter as well as a jewelry engraver.
Both of his parents grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The settling was after his grandparents left Russia and Austria for the US. For him and his sister named Letty, they were raised in Midwood, Brooklyn. Their childhood wasn’t a bed of roses because of their always fighting parents.
He attended Hebrew School and at the same time went to Public School 99 which is currently referred to as Isaac Asimov School for Science and Literature. Later he joined Midwood High School and eventually graduated from it in 1953.
Allen was only 17 when he legally changed his name to Heywood Allen. Then he started calling himself Woody Allen.
After graduating from Midwood, he joined New York University to study communication and film in 1953. As a result of failing a course named “Motion Picture Production.” The following year he studied film at City College of New York for less than a semester.
Woody Allen Career
By the age of 15, Allen was already writing jokes. A year later, he embarked on the exercise of sending them to different Broadway writers. Abe Burrows was impressed and hence introduced him to Phil Silvers, Sid Caesar, and Peter Lind Hayes. After that, Woody was immediately paid for the samples.
He was given a job on The NBC Comedy Hour. Herb Shriner then hired him. Sometime later, Allen became a scriptwriter of The Tonight Show, Ed Sullivan, and Sid Caesar. Additionally, he wrote for Candid Camera, The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, and Stanley.
During the year 1961 in Manhattan in a section termed as Greenwich Village, Allen started performing in clubs as a stand-up comedian. That was the era of the likes of Shelley Berman, Elaine May, Lenny Bruce, Mike Nichols’ team and Elaine May.
He wrote a play that starred Tony Roberts, Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, and Anita Gillette. That happened in 1966, and its name was Don’t Drink the Water. Other Broadway theatre productions include From A to Z, Play It Again, Sam, God, Death, The Floating Light Bulb and Central Park West. In the 2000s, there are Old Saybrook, Riverside Drive, and A Second-Hand Memory. Also, Honeymoon Motel and Bullets Over Broadway in 2011 and 2014, respectively.
There are also films as either an actor, a screenwriter or both. They include Annie Hall, Hollywood Ending, Match Point, Whatever Works, To Rome with Love and Cafe Society among others.
Awards & Achievements
For over sixty years, Woody has garnered a long list of awards. Some include Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay courtesy of film Annie Hall in the 1977 Academy Awards. Also its Best Original Screenplay in 1986 and 2011 for the Hannah and Her Sisters as well as Midnight in Paris films. He has won others of Golden Globe Awards, and Directors Guild of America Awards.
Allen has also received four Oscar Awards with one as a director and the rest as a writer.
Net Worth of Woody Allen
Woody Allen has an estimated net worth of over $95 million. He has several jobs that give him earnings. They include actor, comedian, film director, playwright, musician, screenwriter, writer, voice actor, film score composer as well as a film producer. Allen has over 40 films. For instance, Match Point (2005) earned over $23 million locally and more than $62 million from all over the world. Midnight made $151 million after spending $17 million on its production.
With over 60 years in the film industry, Woody has more than enough to show. He has more than forty films among the most profiting include Match Point and Midnight. Allen has been an actor, film director, film producer, musician, playwright, and writer. Allen has won many awards and has been nominated on various occasions as well.