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Diana Scarwid
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Diana Scarwid

Diana Scarwid has been recognized for her talent in both films and television. She earned an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Bess Truman in HBO's award-winning movie Truman opposite Gary Sinise. Earlier in her career, she received an Academy Award nomination for her work in Richard Donner's Inside Moves. In 2000, she starred with James Woods in the controversial, Emmy Award-winning Dirty Pictures for Showtime. Most recently she filmed the HBO movie Path to War, directed by John Frankenheimer.

Her last performance on the big screen was in the successful thriller What Lies Beneath, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Other theatrical films have included Silkwood, Extremities, The Neon Bible and The Cure, to name a few. Scarwid is perhaps best-known for her portrayal of Christina Crawford in Mommie Dearest.

She has appeared in numerous additional longform television and cable movies, including If These Walls Could Talk, Bastard Out of Carolina, From the Earth to the Moon, and The Ruby Bridges Story.

Diana has performed theatre in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, and was a member of the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York. She is a graduate of Pace University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, both in New York.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Diana Scarwid Facts

BirthdayAugust 27, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.