The Eccentric Woody Allen And His Surprising Journey

Woody Allen has had a revered career that has spanned over five decades. Yet the writer, director and comedian has also been plagued by some of Hollywood’s greatest scandals. Here is the hidden story behind the award-winning cinematic icon.

Rough Start

Woody Allen was born Allen Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 and changed his name to Heywood, aka Woody, when he was just seventeen. Allen grew up in Brooklyn, New York with his sister and parents. The future star had a troubled relationship with his strict mother and a difficult early home life.