Soon-Yi Previn life and biography

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Soon-Yi Previn biography

Date of birth : 1970-10-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : South Korea
Nationality : Korean
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-26
Credited as : Actress, Woody Allen,

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Soon-Yi Previn or Soon-Yi Farrow is an American actress and wife of film director Woody Allen.

Born in South Korea, Soon-Yi was about eight years old when she was adopted by André Previn and his then-wife, Mia Farrow. Farrow and Woody Allen became a couple in 1980.

Previn gained international attention in 1992 when it was revealed that she was having a relationship with her own adoptive mother's long-time romantic partner, Woody Allen. The relationship began in late 1991 and became known to Farrow in January 1992.

The affair was covered by tabloids, focusing not only on her familial relation to Allen's long-time partner, her own adoptive mother, and to their children, but also the 34-year age difference between Previn and Allen.

Allen and Farrow's biological son, Ronan Farrow, said of Allen: "He's my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression."Soon-Yi Previn said in 1992 that she does not, and never did, consider Woody Allen to be her father, stepfather, or father figure; she said she considers André Previn to be her adoptive father.

The couple married on December 24, 1997, in the Palazzo Cavalli in Venice, Italy. They have two adopted daughters, Bechet Dumaine Allen and Manzie Tio Allen, named after jazz musicians (Sidney Bechet, Manzie Johnson and Lorenzo Tio, Jr).

Previn received a bachelor's degree in art from Drew University in 1995 and a master's degree in special education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1998. She has portrayed herself in documentaries about Woody Allen and she has been a non-speaking, uncredited extra in two of his films.

In these three documentaries, she played herself:
Wild Man Blues (1997)
Dennis Pennis R.I.P. (video) (1997)
Seitenblicke (TV series documentary, May 20, 2008)

In these two films, she was a non-speaking, uncredited extra:
Scenes from a Mall
Hannah and Her Sisters

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