At age 15, began sending jokes to columnists Walter Winchell and Earl Wilson
Worked at a public relations firm supplying comedy material to Bob Hope and Arthur Murray
After flunking out of NYU, joined the NBC Writer's Program; contributed to "The Colgate Comedy Hour"
Hired as a writer for "Your Show Of Shows" at age 19; began writing gags for Herb Shriner, Buddy Hackett and Art Carney
Stage writing debut for revue, "From A to Z"
Debut as stand-up comedian at The Blue Angel in NYC (October)
Became staff writer on "The Tonight Show" (NBC)
First guest-host to replace Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" (NBC)
Feature film acting and writing debut, "What's New Pussycat?"; helmed by Clive Donner
First play produced on Broadway, "Don't Drink the Water"
Made feature film, "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" using existing footage of a Japanese film, creating new story by dubbing in voices
TV writing and acting debut with the short film, "Cupid's Shaft"
Headlined "Woody's First Special" (CBS) and "The Woody Allen Special" (NBC)
Feature film directing debut (also screenwriter; actor), "Take the Money and Run"
Broadway acting debut in "Play It Again, Sam"; also playwright
Debut as TV series regular on the NBC children's show "Hot Dog"
Published first collection of comic material "Getting Even"
First of six films opposite Diane Keaton, "Play It Again, Sam"
Rare acting appearance in a film which he did not direct, "The Front"
Breakthrough film, "Annie Hall"; film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director
Directed first film drama, "Interiors"
Last film opposite Diane Keaton for 14 years (except for her cameo in 1987's "Radio Days"), "Manhattan"
Wrote the full-length stage comedy "The Floating Light Bulb"
First film with Mia Farrow, "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy"
Won third Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for "Hannah and Her Sisters"
Had cameo in Jean-Luc Godard's "King Lear"
Co-starred with Bette Midler in Paul Mazursky's "Scenes from a Mall"
Signed an agreement with Italy's National Association of Consumer Cooperatives (COOP) to write and direct of series of five TV commericials (his first); fee for the package rumored to be 3 million lire ($2.5 million)
Signed deal with TriStar Pictures (September); began first film for them, "Husbands and Wives"
Completed a second film for TriStar, "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (reteaming him with Diane Keaton); ended multi-picture deal with the company; signed with Sweetland Films in July
Had modest success with the period comedy "Bullets Over Broadway"
Made rare TV acting appearance in small screen remake of "Don't Drink the Water" (ABC); also directed and wrote
Wrote, directed, and co-starred with Mira Sorvino and F. Murray Abraham in "Mighty Aphrodite"
Co-starred with Peter Falk in TV remake of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" (CBS)
First film distributed by Fine Line, "Deconstructing Harry"; nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar; Allen's 20th Academy Award nomination and 13th for screenwriting, making him the most nominated screenwriter in Academy history
Made unbilled cameo appearance in Stanley Tucci's film "The Imposters"
Voiced the characters of the worker ant Z in the DreamWorks-produced animated film "Antz"
Released his 30th film as director, "Celebrity"
Wrote and directed "Sweet and Lowdown," starring Sean Penn as a 1930s jazz guitarist
Wrote and directed the comedy "Small Time Crooks"
In March, signed distribution deal with DreamWorks
Helmed (also wrote) "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion"
Wrote, directed and starred in "Hollywood Ending"
Directed (also wrote and co-starred in) the comedy "Anything Else," starring Christina Ricci and Jason Biggs
Helmed the play "A Second Hand Memory" at the Atlantic Theater Company
Directed (also wrote and starred in) "Melinda and Melinda," a comedic storyline which is one of two (one comic and one tragic) that revolve around the titular character played by Radha Mitchell
Helmed the dark themed "Match Point," starring Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers; the first four films under the DreamWorks SKG banner and first film shot in England; earned Golden Globe nominations for Directing and Screenplay
Once again directed Scarlett Johansson in the comedy "Scoop"; also wrote and co-starred
Directed Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor in "Cassandra's Dream"
Directed first film in Spain, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"; once again collaborated with Scarlett Johansson
Directed "Gianni Schicchi," the comic third part of Puccini's "Trittico" in Los Angeles
Returned to New York with the offbeat comedy "Whatever Works," starring Larry David
Wrote and directed his fourth film shot in London, "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the album, <i>The Woody Allen Collection: Mere Anarchy, Side Effects, Without Feathers, Getting Even</i>
Directed "Midnight in Paris," his first feature shot entirely in Paris; starred Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates
Wrote and directed an ensemble cast in the romantic comedy "To Rome with Love"; also acted in his first film since 2006's "Scoop"