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Biography #2 (for Hollywoodland)

Diane Lane is that rare actress whose career has successfully bridged childhood stardom with leading lady status.

Ms. Lane's performance, opposite Richard Gere and Olivier Martinez, in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful, earned her Academy Award as well as Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actress. Additionally, she won Best Actress honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics.

The New York City native became a professional actor at the age of six. Answering a call for child actors at the storied La Mama Experimental Theater, she won a role in Andrei Serbian's unique vision of Medea. Over the next five years would appear in the director's 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 the 1976-77 season, Ms. Lane starred at Mr. Papp's Public Theater in Runaways. She soon made a memorable film debut alongside Laurence Olivier in George Roy Hill's A Little Romance and subsequently graced the cover of Time Magazine in August 1979.

Since then, Ms. Lane has starred in a host of motion pictures, among them four films to date for Francis Coppola. Those were The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, Jack, and The Cotton Club. In the latter film, she costarred with Bob Hoskins, whom she now stars opposite in Hollywoodland.

Her many other movies include John Madden's soon-to-be-released Killshot, based on the Elmore Leonard novel and costarring Lois Smith of Hollywoodland; Tony Goldwyn's A Walk on the Moon, for which she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination; Audrey Wells' Under the Tuscan Sun, for which she was again a Golden Globe Award nominee; Wolfgang Petersen's The Perfect Storm; Jay Russell's My Dog Skip; Stacy Cochran's independent feature My New Gun; Gary David Goldberg's Must Love Dogs; Lamont Johnson's Cattle Annie and Little Britches; and Richard Attenborough's Chaplin, in which she portrayed another real-life Hollywood figure, actress Paulette Goddard.

Ms. Lane's television work includes starring roles in the classic miniseries Lonesome Dove, opposite Robert Duvall and directed by Simon Wincer, for which she was an Emmy Award nominee; Bill Pullman's telefilm remake of The Virginian; Glenn Jordan's telefilm remake of A Streetcar Named Desire; Arthur Allan Seidelman's telefilm Grace & Glorie, opposite Gena Rowlands; and Ken Cameron's miniseries Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, in which she played the title character from her early teens into her sixties.

Bio courtesy Focus Features for "Hollywoodland" (10-Feb-2007)


Biography #3 (for Must Love Dogs)

An actress whose acclaimed career has bridged childhood stardom with classic leading lady status, Diane Lane has firmly established herself among the upper echelon of her peers.

Lane will next be seen in Fierce People, directed by Griffin Dunne, in which Lane plays Liz, a loving mother with a slight cocaine problem. In an effort to clean up her life she leaves Manhattan to move in with her only son, Finn, in the wealthy country side in an attempt to start fresh. They adjust quickly to their new life in the country until Finn is brutally attacked and they are left to question whether or not they were safer back in the big city. The film is due for release this October.

Lane recently wrapped production on Truth, Justice, and the American Way, opposite Ben Affleck and Adrian Brody. Allen Coulter directs the story of a Los Angeles gumshoe trying to solve George Reeves' mysterious death. Lane will portray Toni Mannix, the Hollywood wife of a studio exec who may have been linked romantically to Reeves.

Lane earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Audrey Wells' romantic comedy Under the Tuscan Sun. Based on Frances Mayes' memoir of the same name, the film follows the experiences of an American woman who takes a trip to Italy in search of a more satisfying life.

She received considerable critical acclaim for her role in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful, re-teaming her with Cotton Club co-star Richard Gere and Olivier Martinez. Based on French director Claude Chabrol's 1969 film La Femme Infidel, her portrayal of a conflicted, adulterous wife earned her Academy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations for Best Actress, as well as being named Best Actress by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics.

Lane co-starred with Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney in the box office hit The Perfect Storm for director Wolfgang Petersen. Prior to that, she received a Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in the drama A Walk on the Moon, starring Anna Paquin, Liev Schreiber and Viggo Mortensen. The film also featured actor Tony Goldwyn's directorial debut. She also starred in Brian Robbins' Hardball, opposite Keanu Reeves.

Other recent films include the highly successful adaptation of Willie Morris' childhood memoir My Dog Skip. Directed by Jay Russell, the film co-stars Kevin Bacon and Frankie Muniz. Lane's impressive filmography also includes Peter Masterson's independent drama The Only Thrill, opposite Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard and Robert Patrick; the political thriller, Murder at 1600, opposite Wesley Snipes for Warner Bros. Pictures; Francis Ford Coppola's Jack, opposite Robin Williams; and Walter Hill's epic western Wild Bill, with Jeff Bridges.

Additional film credits include the Coppola films The Outsiders, Rumble Fish and The Cotton Club; the futuristic adventure Judge Dredd; the critically acclaimed independent feature My New Gun; as well as her portrayal of actress Paulette Goddard in Chaplin for director Sir Richard Attenborough.

On television, Lane was last seen starring opposite Bill Pullman in TNT's The Virginian. Also directed by Pullman, the film is based on Owen Wister's classic western novel of the same name.

Lane's previous television credits include playing Stella opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange in A Streetcar Named Desire for CBS television, as well as the award-winning CBS series Lonesome Dove, where her role opposite Robert Duvall garnered Lane an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress. 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 critically acclaimed CBS epic miniseries Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. Based on the best-selling novel by Allan Gurganus, Lane portrayed her character from her early teens into her sixties.

Born in New York City, the daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer Colleen Farrington, Lane became a professional actress at the age of six. Answering a call for child actors at La Mama Experimental Theater, she won a role in Andrei Serbian's unique version of Medea and subsequently appeared over the next five 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. In 1978, Lane made her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in George Roy Hill's A Little Romance and subsequently graced the August 79 cover of TIME Magazine.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Must Love Dogs" (23-Sep-2005)


Biography #4

Diane Lane, whose career has bridged childhood stardom with classic leading lady status, was recently seen in the romance A Walk on the Moon.

Lane's feature-film credits include Peter Masterson's The Only Thrill with Sam Shepard and Diane Keaton, Murder at 1600 opposite Wesley Snipes, Francis Ford Coppola's Jack opposite Robin Williams, Walter Hill's Wild Bill with Jeff Bridges, Judge Dredd opposite Sylvester Stallone, the critically acclaimed independent My New Gun and her portrayal of actress Paulette Goddard in Chaplin, as well as the Francis Ford Coppola films The Outsiders, Rumble Fish and The Cotton Club. She will be seen next in Wolfgang Peterson's The Perfect Storm, with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

As a child actor, Lane performed in a range of theatrical shows, including Joseph Papp's productions of The Cherry Orchard and Agamemnon at Lincoln Center, before making her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in George Roy Hill's A Little Romance, which brought her public acclaim and the cover of Time magazine.

On television, Lane starred opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange in A Streetcar Named Desire for CBS, earned an emmy nomination for her role opposite Robert Duvall on the award-winning CBS mini-series Lonesome Dove, and starred with Donald Sutherland, Cicely Tyson and Anne Bancroft in the critically acclaimed epic miniseries Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)


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