Beginning his career as a full-time writer for Herb Shriner and at the age of 19, Celebrity Speaker Woody Allen began writing scripts for The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, and Caesar’s Hour. Woody then started a new career as a standup comedian, and then began writing short stories and carton captions for The New Yorker. Woody also became a very successful Broadway play writer who wrote Don’t Drink the Water.
Woody’s first movie was the Charles K. Feldman production What’s New Pussycat? and his first directorial effort was What’s Up, Tiger Lily? More recently, he has directed Scoop, Cassandra’s Dream, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Whatever Works, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Midnight in Paris, and Nero Fiddled. In 2010, Woody released digital spoken word versions of his four books and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. PBS televised the film biography called Woody Allen: A Documentary on the American Masters TV series in 2011. Most recently Woody announced, on January 13, 2015, that he would be writing and directing a half-hour television series that will be exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video
Woody Allen has won three Academy Awards and has been nominated 21 times: 14 as a screenwriter, 6 as a director and once as an actor. As heard in most of Woody’s films, he is very passionate about jazz music. Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band play every Monday night at Manhattan’s Carlyle Hotel. Woody Allen is available for speaking engagements, corporate videos, and product promotion.
APPEARANCES: Anderson Cooper 360, Celebrity Profile, Late Show with David Letterman, The Academy Awards, The David Frost Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Mike Douglas Show, What’s My Line?, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
BOOKS: Without Feathers, The Insanity Defense: The Complete Prose, Side Effects, Getting Even, The Complete Prose of Woody Allen, Mere Anarchy, Woody Allen on Woody Allen, Three One-Act Plays: Riverside Drive Old Saybrook Central Park West, Death, Four Films of Woody Allen, The Floating Light Bulb
TO WORK WITH WOODY ALLEN: Celebrity Speaker Woody Allen can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as public speaker, autograph signings, SMT’S, and public relation campaigns.