Faye Dunaway is an American actress known for her work in film, television, and theater. She was born on January 14, 1941, in Bascom, Florida.
Dunaway began her career on Broadway, appearing in several plays before making her film debut in 1967's "The Happening". She gained critical acclaim and mainstream recognition for her performances in films such as "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), "Chinatown" (1974), and "Network" (1976), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Dunaway is known for her intense and complex portrayals of strong and complex female characters, often playing women who are powerful and ambitious, but also vulnerable and conflicted. She has worked with some of the most influential filmmakers of her generation, including Arthur Penn, Roman Polanski, and Sidney Lumet.
In addition to her film work, Dunaway has also appeared in numerous television shows and miniseries, including "Ellis Island" (1984), "It Had to Be You" (2000), and "Grey's Anatomy" (2005). She has also worked extensively in theater, appearing in several Broadway productions, including "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1973) and "Master Class" (1996).
Throughout her career, Dunaway has received numerous awards and nominations for her performances, including three Academy Award nominations and one win, as well as Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. She is regarded as one of the most talented and influential actresses of her generation.