Diana Scarwid

Actor
A blonde. blue-eyed character player of American films and TV, Diana Scarwid had a natural quality and keen instinct for underplaying roles to exemplary fruition. She won wide praise and an Oscar nomination for Best ... Read more »
Born: 08/26/1955 in Savannah, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Angel Doll 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Valley in the Heart's Delight 2014 (Movie)

Natalie Walsh (Actor)

Another Happy Day 2011 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

Backyard Wedding 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Dream Boy 2010 (Movie)

Vivian (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heroes 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nora Roberts' Tribute 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Pushing Daisies 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleaner 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

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Local Color 2007 (Movie)

Edith Talia (Actor)

Lost 2007 (Tv Show)

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Prison Break 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Clearing 2004 (Movie)

Eva Finch (Actor)

Wonderfalls 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Guy Thing 2003 (Movie)

Sandra (Actor)

Party Monster 2003 (Movie)

Elke Elig--Alig's Mother (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Law & Order 2001 (Tv Show)

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What Lies Beneath 2000 (Movie)

Jody (Actor)

The X-Files 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Neon Bible 1996 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain 1995 (Movie)

Lynette Salerno (Actor)

The Cure 1995 (Movie)

Gail (Actor)

Simple Justice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Brenda Starr 1992 (Movie)

Libby "Lips" Lipscomb (Actor)

Night of the Hunter 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Heat 1987 (Movie)

Cassie (Actor)

Extremities 1986 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Psycho III 1986 (Movie)

Maureen Coyle (Actor)

The Ladies Club 1986 (Movie)

Lucy Bricker (Actor)

Rumble Fish 1983 (Movie)

Cassandra (Actor)

Silkwood 1983 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Strange Invaders 1983 (Movie)

Margaret Newman (Actor)

Thou Shalt Not Kill 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Mommie Dearest 1981 (Movie)

Christina Crawford (Actor)

Honeysuckle Rose 1980 (Movie)

Jeanne (Actor)

Inside Moves 1980 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Battered 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Studs Lonigan 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Forever 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Pretty Baby 1978 (Movie)

Frida (Actor)

In the Glitter Palace 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Possessed 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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A Bunny's Tale (TV Show)

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A Will of Their Own (TV Show)

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After the Promise (TV Show)

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Bastard Out of Carolina (TV Show)

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Before He Wakes (TV Show)

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Critical Choices (TV Show)

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Desperate Lives (TV Show)

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Dirty Pictures (TV Show)

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Down Will Come Baby (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

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If These Walls Could Talk (TV Show)

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JFK: Reckless Youth (TV Show)

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Ruby Bridges (TV Show)

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The Possessed (Movie)

(Actor)

Truman (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A blonde. blue-eyed character player of American films and TV, Diana Scarwid had a natural quality and keen instinct for underplaying roles to exemplary fruition. She won wide praise and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Louise, the waitress who is the object of John Savage's affections, in "Inside Moves" (1980). But, be it because of camp or a more widespread release, Scarwid probably is better remembered for her portrayal of Christina Crawford, daughter of Joan ("No Wire Hangers!") Crawford in the dubious "Mommie Dearest" (1981).

EDUCATION

Film Actors Workshop, Burbank Studios

Burbank , California

University of Georgia Theater Workshop

Pace University

New York , New York

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

National Shakespeare Conservatory

Woodstock , New York

Milestones

2004

Featured in the thriller "The Clearing" starring Robert Redford and Helen Mirren

2004

Cast in the Fox series "Wonderfalls"

2003

Played Selma Blair's mother in the comedy "A Guy Thing"

2003

Starred opposite Chloë Sevigny and Macaulay Culkin in the indie film "Party Monster"

2000

Cast opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the thriller "What Lies Beneath" directed by Robert Zemeckis

1998

Appeared in the HBO mini sereis ""From the Earth to the Moon" produced by Tom Hanks

1996

Featured in Anjelica Huston's directorial debut "Bastard Out of Carolina"

1996

Cast in the HBO movie "If These Walls Could Talk"

1995

Played Rose Kennedy in "JFK: Reckless Youth" and Bess Truman in "Truman"

1985

Co-starred in NBC minisereries "Studs Lonigan"

1981

Played Christina Crawford in "Mommie Dearest"

1980

Won wide praise for her performance in "Inside Moves"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress

1978

Film acting debut in "Pretty Baby"

1977

Made TV-movie debut, "In the Glitter Palace"

1976

Made TV debut in an episode of "Gibbsville" (NBC)

Appeared with the National Shakespeare Conservatory, Woodstock, NY

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