Dyan Cannon is the first woman in the history of the Motion Picture Academy to be nominated for Oscars both in front of and behind the camera. She received her first Academy Award® nomination for her memorable role as Alice in “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” opposite Natalie Wood and directed by Paul Mazursky. For her performance, she garnered the coveted New York Film Critics Award.
She received her third Academy Award nomination for her comedic role as Julia Farnsworth in “Heaven Can Wait,” for which she won the Golden Globe Award. Later that year, she starred in another comedy hit, “Return of the Pink Panther,” and was named Female Star of the Year by NATO (National Association of Theater Owners).
For several years, Cannon brought her own brand of humor, class and sexiness to the role of Whipper Cone on the Emmy Award winning series “Ally McBeal.” She then starred as the vivacious and free-spirited Honey Bernstein-Flynn on NBC’s comedy series “Three Sisters.”
Her filmography is vast and includes TNT’s remake of “Christmas in Connecticut,” “Author! Author!,” The Last of Sheila,” “Deathtrap,” “The Anderson Tapes” and “Honeysuckle Rose.” Cannond ecided to take a break from her acting career and pursue her other passion: music. She then starred in Orion Picture’s over-the-top comedy, “Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag,” and co-starred in the Twentieth Century Fox comedy adventure “Out to Sea” with screen legends Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Following that, she starred in the made-for-television Lifetime Original movie, “My Mother, The Spy,” Disney Pictures’ “Swiss Family Robinson,” which was re-titled “Beverly Hills Family Robinson,” for ABC, and the feature film “That Darn Cat.”
Cannon is the National Spokesperson for the Hemangioma Treatment Foundation, an organization that provides treatment to children all over the world who are afflicted with vascular birthmarks. In addition, she devotes time and energy to several other charitable organizations such as California’s Special Olympics, for physically and mentally challenged athletes.
Cannon is a permanent fixture at Los Angeles Lakers basketball games."