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Diane Lane

Diane LaneBorn: 22-Jan-1965
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Model

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Walk on the Moon

Diane Lane's father was an acting coach who despised "the Method", and her mother was a nightclub singer and Playboy centerfold. As she grew up in New York, John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands were frequent houseguests, but Lane's parents separated when she was still young, and during the ensuing years of custody dispute she was kidnapped and largely raised by her mother. She made her stage debut at the age of six. She toured Europe in stage productions before puberty, without either of her parents, tended to instead by her castmates. She was just weeks past her 13th birthday when she made her Broadway debut in The Cherry Orchard with Meryl Streep and Raul Julia.

Lane starred in her first film at 14, A Little Romance with Laurence Olivier and Broderick Crawford. The film landed her on the cover of Time, and co-star Olivier described her as "the next Grace Kelly". She later starred in the delightful Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains with Laura Dern and Christine Lahti. Lane's mother pilfered upwards of half a million dollars from her teenage earnings. Still, she earned enough in her early stardom that Lane became a millionaire on her 18th birthday.

She starred in a series of films for Francis Ford Coppola, including Rumble Fish and The Outsiders, both with Matt Dillon, and the large-scale flop The Cotton Club with Richard Gere. She turned down Splash, which instead made a star of Daryl Hannah, and Lane's own star faded with a few further flops, until TV's Lonesome Dove with Robert Duvall briefly reignited her career. She had a small role as Paulette Goddard in Chaplin with Robert Downey, Jr.

More recently, she scored a moderate hit in 2002 as the cheating wife in Unfaithful with Gere again, and she appeared as Superman George Reeves's lover in Hollywoodland. She has also had a successful late career as a mature leading lady in several romances, including A Walk on the Moon with Viggo Mortensen, Under the Tuscan Sun with Sandra Oh, and Must Love Dogs with John Cusack.

Lane was married to low-budget action star Christopher Lambert, and has custody of their daughter Eleanor. She married Josh Brolin in the summer of 2004, and he was arrested for spousal abuse four months later. She later claimed it was all a "misunderstanding".

Father: Burt Lane (acting coach, d. 2002)
Mother: Colleen Farrington (Playboy's Miss October 1957).
Boyfriend: Jon Bon Jovi (dated 1980s)
Boyfriend: Timothy Hutton (actor, dated 1980s)
Boyfriend: Christopher Atkins (actor, dated 1980s)
Husband: Christopher Lambert (actor, dated 1984-88, m. Oct-1988, div. Mar-1994, one daughter)
Daughter: Eleonora Lambert (b. 1993)
Boyfriend: Danny Cannon (director, b. 1968, dated 1994-95)
Husband: Josh Brolin (actor, m. Aug-2004, sep. 2013)

    Risk Factors: Smoking, Yoga

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Man of Steel (12-Jun-2013)
    Secretariat (8-Oct-2010) · Penny Chenery
    Killshot (13-Nov-2008)
    Nights in Rodanthe (26-Sep-2008)
    Jumper (6-Feb-2008)
    Untraceable (25-Jan-2008)
    Hollywoodland (31-Aug-2006) · Toni Mannix
    Must Love Dogs (21-Jul-2005)
    Fierce People (24-Apr-2005) · Liz Earl
    Under the Tuscan Sun (20-Sep-2003) · Frances
    Searching for Debra Winger (16-May-2002) · Herself
    Unfaithful (10-May-2002)
    The Glass House (14-Sep-2001) · Erin
    Hardball (10-Sep-2001)
    The Perfect Storm (26-Jun-2000)
    The Virginian (9-Jan-2000)
    My Dog Skip (8-Jan-2000)
    A Walk on the Moon (29-Jan-1999) · Pearl Kantrowitz
    Gunshy (6-Mar-1998) · Melissa
    Murder at 1600 (18-Apr-1997)
    The Only Thrill (1997) · Katherine Fitzsimmons
    Mad Dog Time (8-Nov-1996)
    Jack (9-Aug-1996) · Karen Powell
    Wild Bill (1-Dec-1995) · Susannah Moore
    A Streetcar Named Desire (29-Oct-1995)
    Judge Dredd (30-Jun-1995) · Judge Hershey
    Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1-May-1994)
    Indian Summer (23-Apr-1993) · Beth Warden
    Chaplin (25-Dec-1992) · Paulette Goddard
    My New Gun (13-Sep-1992)
    Knight Moves (14-Jan-1992)
    Descending Angel (25-Nov-1990)
    Vital Signs (13-Apr-1990)
    Lonesome Dove (5-Feb-1989)
    Priceless Beauty (28-Apr-1988)
    The Big Town (25-Sep-1987)
    Lady Beware (14-Aug-1987)
    The Cotton Club (14-Dec-1984) · Vera Cicero
    Streets of Fire (1-Jun-1984) · Ellen Aim
    Rumble Fish (21-Oct-1983) · Patty
    The Outsiders (25-Mar-1983)
    Six Pack (16-Jul-1982)
    National Lampoon's Movie Madness (23-Apr-1982) · Liza
    Child Bride of Short Creek (7-Dec-1981)
    Cattle Annie and Little Britches (24-Apr-1981)
    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1981) · Corinne Burns
    Touched by Love (31-Oct-1980)
    A Little Romance (27-Apr-1979) · Lauren

Official Website:
http://www.dianelane.com/


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