Previn at the premiere of Whatever Works at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
|Born||(1970-10-08) October 8, 1970 |
|Spouse||Woody Allen (1997–present)|
|Children||Bechet Dumaine Allen|
Manzie Tio Allen
 Early life and adoption
 Woody Allen
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. She also commented that "I was never remotely close to Woody. He was someone who was devoted exclusively to his own children and to his work, and we never spent a moment together."
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 appeared in documentaries about Woody Allen and she has been a non-speaking, uncredited extra in two of his films.
She appeared in these three documentaries:
- 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:
- Adam Nichols (February 20, 2005). "Woody Still Tormenting Mia Farrow". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/2005/02/20/2005-02-20_woody_still_tormenting_mia__.html. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
- Woody Allen marries Soon-Yi in Venice (December 24, 1997) CNN. Accessed 2008-01-10.
- Richard Corliss, Gorgia Harbison (August 31, 1991). Woody Allen and Mia Farrow: Scenes From A Breakup. Time. Accessed 2011-10-10. Quote: "Allen and Farrow have been a couple since 1980." (beginning of paragraph on p.2 of the internet article).
- Richard Perez-Pena (March 20, 1993). Woody Allen Tells of Affair as Custody Battle Begins. New York Times. Accessed 2009-06-06.
- "Neurotic? Who, me?". Irish Times. March 19, 2011. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/magazine/2011/0319/1224292216840.html. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
- "Creepiest Hollywood Hook-Ups". Life Magazine. http://www.life.com/gallery/50441/image/50611439#index/1. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
- Walter Isaacson and Soon-Yi Farrow Previn (August 31, 1992). "Soon-Yi: Woody Was Not My Father." TIME. Accessed 2010-10-01.
- "Woody Allen on marriage to Soon-Yi: 'What was the scandal?'" by Kristina Lopez, OnTheRedCarpet.com (June 23, 2011).
- Steven Silverman (November 6, 1997). Woody's New Girl People. Accessed 2008-01-19.
|Date of birth||October 8, 1970|
|Place of birth||South Korea|
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