Dyan Cannon is an American actress and director. She also has tried her hands in screenwriting, producing, and editing. The versatile performer got her first Academy Award nomination for her role in the comedy-drama movie Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Cannon gained two other Academy Award nominations for her breakout role in Number One (1976) and Heaven Can Wait (1978) respectively. The actress is also notable for her contribution to the TV industry. She portrayed in the TV series Ally McBeal (1997-00).