• Dyan Cannon is an 85-year-old actress, director, producer, editor, and screenwriter
• Her net worth is estimated at over $16 million as of mid-2022
• She was born Samille Diane Friesen in Tacoma, Washington State, USA and is of White Caucasian ethnicity
• Her acting career began in 1958 and she has since garnered over 90 acting credits in television and film
• She has been married twice and has a daughter named Jennifer Grant
Who is Dyan Cannon?
Samille Diane Friesen was born on 4 January 1937 under the zodiac sign of Capricorn, in Tacoma, Washington State USA. She is an 85-year-old actress, director, producer, editor, and screenwriter, who gained enormous popularity for landing the role of Alice in the sex comedy “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” (1969), playing Julie in the comedy “Such Good Friends” (1971), and featuring as Jennifer ‘Whipper’ Cone in the Fox series “Ally McBeal” (1997-2000).
How rich is she, as of now? Dyan Cannon Net Worth
As of mid-2022, Dyan Cannon’s net worth is estimated at over $16 million, mostly acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as an actress, who has garnered over 90 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in the late 1950s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Dyan Cannon was raised in her hometown of Tacoma by her Canadian father, Ben Friesen, who worked as a life insurance salesman, and her Ukrainian mother, Claire, who was a housewife. Her younger brother is well-known jazz musician David Friesen, but it’s unknown whether she has other siblings or not. She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding her education, Dyan matriculated from West Seattle High School in Washington State, then enrolled into the University of Washington, but later moved to Phoenix, Arizona to stay with an aunt, then to Los Angeles, California where she eventually attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), apparently without graduating.
Dyan began with a brief modelling career, during which it was suggested that she change her last name to Cannon. She launched her acting career when she made her debut TV appearance as Fifi in the CBS Western series “Have Gun – Will Travel” in 1958, while her film debut came two years later, when she landed the role of Dixie in the neo-noir crime “The Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond”, directed by Budd Boetticher. Over the following years, she continued to line up guest-appearances in numerous TV series, including “The Untouchables”, “77 Sunset Strip”, and “Ripcord”, among others. Side by side, she started performing on Broadway; in 1962, she appeared alongside Bradford Dillman and Jane Fonda in “The Fun Couple”, after which she landed the role of Rosemary in a musical, entitled “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”.
Rise to Prominence
In 1969, Dyan Cannon made her big break when she featured as Alice Henderson in Paul Mazursky’s sex comedy “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” along with Robert Culp, Natalie Wood and Elliott Gould, which role earned her an Academy Award nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Following this, she portrayed Julie Messinger in the comedy-drama film “Such Good Friends”, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and during the same year, she also starred in “The Love Machine”, “Doctors’ Wives”, “The Anderson Tapes” with Christopher Walken and Sean Connery, and “The Burglars”. In 1973, she appeared in the comedy thriller “Shamus” with Burt Reynolds, and then in the mystery film “The Last Of Sheila”.
Dyan’s next major appearance came in 1974, when she played Domino in the critically acclaimed drama film “Child Under A Leaf”, which was directed by George Bloomfield, and the same year, she took the title role in the made-for-TV film “Virginia Hill”.
Thereafter, she attended the Women’s Directing Workshop of the American Film Institute, and then wrote, directed, produced and starred in her own short drama film “Number One” (1976), which received an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Two years later, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her portrayal of Julia Farnsworth in the sports fantasy film “Heaven Can Wait”, directed by Buck Henry and Warren Beatty.
— Dyan Cannon (@Dyan_Cannon) August 7, 2020
It was followed by her appearances as Simone Legree in the sixth “Pink Panther” comedy film franchise entitled “Revenge Of The Pink Panther” (1978), Viv Bonham in the romantic drama film “Honeysuckle Rose” (1980) alongside Amy Irving and Willie Nelson, and Alice Detroit in the autobiographical film “Author! Author!” (1982) with Al Pacino, to name a few. Her next major role came in 1988 when she played Elizabeth Pearce in the sequel sports comedy film “Caddyshack 2”.
In 1990, Dyan Cannon directed the semi-autobiographical film “The End Of Innocence”, in which she shared the screen with John Heard. She then featured as Elizabeth Blane in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1992 made-for-TV Christmas romantic comedy film “Christmas In Connecticut”, with Tony Curtis and Kris Kristofferson, followed by her portrayal of Ellen Stone in Paul Mazursky’s film “The Pickle” (1993) with Danny Aiello.
Her first major TV role came in 1997, when she joined the cast of the Emmy Award-winning Fox legal comedy drama series “Ally McBeal”, in which she starred as Judge Jennifer ‘Whipper’ Cone through 2000. Following this, she was cast as Honey Bernstein-Flynn in the NBC sitcom “Three Sisters”, which lasted for two seasons in 2001 and 2002. Afterwards, she played Anna Carbone in the 2003 buddy comedy “Kangaroo Jack”, and Lois in the 2005 romantic comedy “Boynton Beach Club”.
Since then, she hasn’t had any major roles; her most recent appearance was in 2021, when she played Linda in the drama “Hope’s Legacy”. Regarding upcoming projects, she will serve as an executive producer for the ITV miniseries “Archie”.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Dyan Cannon has long blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), weighs around 140lbs (63kgs), with vital statistics of 35-23.5-35, bra size 34C, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 7.5 (US).
Dyan Cannon has married twice. She married Hollywood star Cary Grant on 22 July 1965, but tTheir marriage was short-lived since she filed for divorce two years later, finalized in 1968; the couple welcomed a daughter, Jennifer Grant, who is also a famous actress, best known for her roles in such TV series as “Movie Stars” and “Beverly Hills, 90210”.
Dyan’s second husband was real estate investor Stanley Fimberg, from 1985 to 1991. Besides that, she has also had multiple love affairs. From 1978 to 1979, she dated actor Armand Assante, and was also in relationships with producer Murray Shostak, sculptor Carl Hartman, comedian Mort Sahl, actors Ron Ely, Michael Nouri, and famous directors Jerry Schatzberg and Hal Ashby. As of late 2022, she appears to be unattached.