Diane Lane Biography



Score: 8.71 / 10
Released: October 8, 2010
Director: Randall Wallace
Producer: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Cast: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis, Otto Thorwarth, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Cromwell, Scott Glenn, Kevin Connolly, Eric Lange
Genre: Drama
Length: 123 minutes
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Diane Lane Biography


Date of Birth: January 22, 1965

Born in the Big Apple in the state of New York, Diane was the daughter of drama coach, Burt Lane. Soon into the family business, Diane was a child actor, performing in a range of theatrical plays including The Cherry Orchard and Agamemnon at Lincoln Center. In 1978, Lane received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the lead in the off-Broadway hit Runaways. When she was 13 she made her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in A Little Romance.

Lane's enchanting combination of sexuality and innocence made her popular with adolescent audiences and even landed her on the cover of Time magazine.

Diane went on to do television and starred opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange in A Streetcar Named Desire. Her performance in the award winning mini-series Lonesome Dove earned her an Emmy nomination for her role opposite Robert Duvall. She also starred with Donald Sutherland, Cicely Tyson and Anne Bancroft in the critically acclaimed epic mini-series Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Lane's career took an upward curve after director Francis Ford Coppola, became her mentor and provided Lane with roles in films such as The Outsiders (1983), Rumble Fish (1983), and The Cotton Club (1984).

The '90s saw Diane co-starring in a number of hit and miss films, such as Judge Dredd (1995); Jack (1996), opposite Robin Williams; Murder at 1600 (1997) opposite Wesley Snipes; and The Only Thrill (1998).

In 2003, she received her first Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in Unfaithful (2002). Next, she starred in Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), which earned her another Golden Globe nomination. In 2003, she received the Actress of the Year award at the Hollywood Film Festival as well as a ShoWest Award as Female Star of the Year. She has since appeared in several films including playing Martha Kent in Man of Steel (2013) and in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

Diane's latest credit includes the rom-com Paris Can Wait (2017) with Alec Baldwin, Justice League (2017) and Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) with Liam Neeson.

In 1988 she tied the knot with fellow actor and Highlander hunk Christopher Lambert, but the marriage ended in divorce after only six years. They have a daughter named Eleanor. In August 2004, Diane married actor Josh Brolin, but in February 2013, they separated.


Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House(2017)
Justice League (2017)
Felt (2017)
Paris Can Wait (2017)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Inside Out (2015)
Trumbo (2015)
Casting By (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)
Secretariat (2010)
Killshot (2008)
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Jumper (2008)
Untraceable (2008)
Hollywoodland (2006)
Must Love Dogs (2005)
Fierce People (2005)
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Unfaithful (2002)
The Glass House (2001)
Hard Ball (2001)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
My Dog Skip (2000)
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Gunshy (1998)
Murder at 1600 (1997)
The Only Thrill (1997)
Mad Dog Time (1996)
Jack (1996)
Wild Bill (1995)
Judge Dredd (1995)
Indian Summer (1993)
Chaplin (1992)
Rakuyô (1992)
My New Gun (1992)
Knight Moves (1992)
Vital Signs (1990)
Love Dream (1988)
The Big Town (1987)
Lady Beware (1987)
The Cotton Club (1984)
Streets of Fire (1984)
Rumble Fish (1983)
The Outsiders (1983)
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
Six Pack (1982)
National Lampoon’s Movie Madness (1982)
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
Touched by Love (1980)
A Little Romance (1979)

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