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Diane Lane

Diane Lane continues to flourish as one of Hollywood's premier talents and leading ladies. After garnering SAG, Golden Globe and Oscar nominations, and being hailed as Best Actress by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics for her turn as an adulterous wife in the 2002 critically acclaimed Adrian Lyne film Unfaithful, Lane has top-lined a diverse slate of independent and major studio releases, helmed by some of the world's most renowned directors.

Lane's filmography includes the acclaimed Francis Ford Coppola films The Outsiders, Rumble Fish and The Cotton Club. Her credits include George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe opposite Richard Gere; Gregory Hoblit's thriller Untraceable; John Madden's Killshot; Doug Liman's Jumper; Allen Coulter's Hollywoodland with Ben Affleck and Adrian Brody; the comedy Must Love Dogs with John Cusack; the drama A Walk on the Moon (earning Lane an Independent Spirit Award nomination); the Audrey Wells romantic comedy Under the Tuscan Sun (resulting in a Golden Globe nomination); Wolfgang Peterson's The Perfect Storm" with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg; the successful adaptation of Willie Morris' childhood memoir My Dog Skip; the critically acclaimed independent feature My New Gun; Hardball opposite Keanu Reeves; Chaplin for director Sir Richard Attenborough; Peter Masterson's independent drama The Only Thrill opposite Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard and Robert Patrick; the Warner Bros. political thriller Murder at 1600 opposite

Wesley Snipes; Coppola's Jack opposite Robin Williams; and Walter Hill's epic western Wild Bill with Jeff Bridges. On television, Lane has appeared in a wide range of roles in acclaimed made-for-TV movies and miniseries, including TNT's The Virginian opposite Bill Pullman, A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange, and her Emmy-nominated role in the CBS series Lonesome Dove opposite Robert Duvall. She also starred opposite Gena Rowlands in the Hallmark Hall of Fame drama Grace & Glorie for CBS. In 1994, Lane starred opposite Donald Sutherland, Cicely Tyson and Anne Bancroft in the CBS epic miniseries The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All based on the best-selling novel by Allan Gurganus.

The daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer Colleen Farrington, Lane answered a call for child actors at La Mama Experimental Theater at the age of six. She won a role in Andrei Serbian's unique version of Medea and subsequently appeared over the next 5 years in his productions of Electra, The Trojan Women, The Good Woman of Szechuan and As You Like It, both in New York and at theater festivals around the world. After performing in Joseph Papp's productions of The Cherry Orchard and Agamemnon at Lincoln Center in 1976-77, Lane starred at The Public Theater in Runaways and made her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in George Roy Hill's A Little Romance in 1978.

Lane is an ambassador for Neutrogena, a worldwide leader in the development of highly effective, dermatologist-recommended skincare and cosmetics.

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Diane Lane Facts

BirthdayJanuary 22, 1965 (57)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Diane Lane compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Inside Out
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
The Only Thrill
The Outsiders
Man of Steel
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