Soon-Yi Previn or Soon-Yi Farrow (born October 8, 1970) is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn. She is married to director Woody Allen.
Birth and adoption
Born in South Korea
, she was adopted by Mia Farrow
and her then-husband Andre Previn
when Soon-Yi was about 8 years old.
Previn gained international attention in 1992 when it was revealed she was having a relationship with her mother's long-time romantic partner, Woody Allen
. Her adoptive mother, Mia Farrow, discovered the affair when she found nude photographs of her adopted daughter in Allen's apartment. Farrow had one biological
and two adopted children with Allen.
The affair was covered by tabloids, focusing not only on her initial familial relation to Allen's long-time partner and to his children, but also the 35-year age difference between Previn and Allen.
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, both named after jazz musicians (Sidney Bechet and Manzie Johnson).
Soon-Yi received a bachelor's degree in art from Drew University
in 1995 and a master's degree in special education
from Columbia University