A life so far ...
Born: Allen Stewart Konigsberg, December 1, 1935, Brooklyn, New York.
Family: Son of Martin, a jewellery engraver, and Nettie, a bookkeeper. Married to Harlene Rosen 1954-59 and Louise Lasser 1966-69.
In 1997 he married Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Allen's long-time partner, Mia Farrow. He has one child with Farrow and two adopted children with Previn.
Education: Went to Hebrew school, Public School 99 and Midwood High School. Studied film at New York University.
Career: Started as a comedy writer for television. His first scripted film was What's New Pussycat? (1965) and his first as a director was What's Up, Tiger-Lily? (1966). Has directed, written and starred in more than 50 films such as Annie Hall, Manhattan and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Winner of three Oscars.
He says: "I've been telling people for my entire life that there's not a huge similarity between me on screen and me in real life, but for some reason they don't want to know that."
They say: "He's a legend." Owen Wilson, star of Midnight in Paris.