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Diane Lane Biography

Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965 in New York, New York) is an American actress. She has successfully made the transition from child (and teenage) actor to adult actor. She was nominated for an
Diane Lane Biography

 Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Unfaithful (2002).

Lane made a hit with audiences in the back to back cult hits The Outsiders and Rumble Fish and for a time was a leading member of the brat pack group of actors. However the two films that should have catapulted her to star status, Streets of Fire and The Cotton Club, were both box office flops and her career languished as a result until A Walk on the Moon when she started to gain attention in more mature roles.

She was married to the actor Christopher Lambert from 1988 to 1994. They had one child, Eleanor Jasmine Lambert, born September 5, 1993. She recently became engaged to the actor Josh Brolin.

With a smoldering sensuality that perfectly compliments her remarkable subtlety as an actress, Diane Lane has frequently been singled out for her memorable work in such films as Rumble Fish (1983), A Walk on the Moon (1999) and The Perfect Storm (2000). From her earliest stage appearances to her later status as a powerful star of feature films, Lane's uncanny ability to project her character's innermost emotions into the hearts of filmgoers has earned her a much-deserved rank among the Hollywood elite. Diane Lane was born in New York City in 1965, the daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and thrush Colleen Farrington; her eyes seemed to sparkle with stars from the tender age of six.


Cast in a La Mama Experimental Theatre production of Medea, Lane would subsequently appear on stage in numerous productions, both in her native New York and abroad. It wasn't long before the mid-'70s found Lane reaching the apex of her early career, and in 1978 she made her film debut in director George Roy Hill's A Little Romance. Cast alongside such luminaries as Sir Laurence Olivier, Lane held her own in the role of an American student who finds love while studying abroad, and as a result gained remarkable exposure on the cover of Time Magazine in August of the following year. Lane was touted as one of the most promising actors of her generation, and this success parlayed her into a series of mostly forgettable films, though her roles in a pair of teen dramas from director Francis Ford Coppola in 1983 (The Outsiders and Rumble Fish) once again earned the burgeoning film actress the spotlight and reminded audiences of her immense talent.

After rounding out the decade with yet another memorable turn in the television miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989), Lane's career once again became a more low-key affair, though her performances frequently outshined the otherwise unremarkable series of films she appeared in. Though roles in such efforts as Chaplin (1992), A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), and Jack (1996) kept her from falling off the radar, Lane didn't truly shine again until her role as a housewife who embarks on a fragile extramarital affair in A Walk on the Moon. Following that film with a pair of memorable performances in My dog Skip and The Perfect Storm (both in 2000), Lane's career seemed to have achieved some stability, but it wasn't before a pair of forgettable features (Hardball and The Glass House, both in 2001) that Lane scored with yet another tale of marital infidelity. Director Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful, a retooling of Claude Chabrol's La Femme Infidèle, once again found Lane in the throws of an alluring stranger. Unfaithful pondered the crushing reverberations of extramarital relations, and Lane provided an ample and intriguing center of gravity for the film. Following up with roles in Just Like Mona (2002) and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), one could only hope that Lane's career had finally found solid ground. When February 2003 rolled around and the Oscar nominations for the previous year were announced, Lane recieved her first-ever Academy Award nomination for her emotional turn in Unfaithful

Her movies include:

  • Unfaithful (2002)
  • Hardball (2001)
  • The Glass House (2001)
  • My dog Skip (2000)
  • The Virginian (2000)
  • The Perfect Storm (2000)
  • A Walk on the Moon (1999)
  • Gunshy (1998)
  • Murder at 1600 (1997)
  • Jack (1996)
  • Judge Dredd (1995)
  • Wild Bill (1995)
  • Chaplin (1992)
  • My New Gun (1992)
  • Vital Signs (1990)
  • The Cotton Club (1984)
  • Streets of Fire (1984)
  • The Outsiders (1983)
  • Rumble Fish (1983)
  • Miss All-American Beauty (1982)
  • Six Pack (1982)
  • Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains (1982)
  • Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)
  • Touched by Love (1980)
  • Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1980)
  • A Little Romance (1979)

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