Diane Lane

Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane grew up in the spotlight of New York's downtown theater scene, and following several teen film appearances as a favorite of director Francis Ford Coppola - including lead roles in his ... Read more »
Born: 01/22/1965 in New York City, New York, USA


Actor (83)

70th Annual Tony Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 (Movie)

Martha Kent (Actor)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)


The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)


The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)


Every Secret Thing 2015 (Movie)

Helen Manning (Actor)

Inside Out 2015 (Movie)

Mom (Voice)

Paris Can Wait 2015 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

Cleo Trumbo (Actor)

Every Secret Thing 2014 (Movie)


James Gandolfini: Tribute To A Friend 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


Man of Steel 2013 (Movie)

Martha Kent (Actor)

Casting By 2011 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)


Secretariat 2010 (Movie)

Penny Chenery (Actor)

Killshot 2009 (Movie)

Carmen Colson (Actor)

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


Jumper 2008 (Movie)

Mary Rice (Actor)

Nights in Rodanthe 2008 (Movie)

Adrienne Willis (Actor)

Untraceable 2008 (Movie)

Jennifer Marsh (Actor)

Fierce People 2007 (Movie)

Liz Earl (Actor)

MovieReal 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)


Hollywoodland 2006 (Movie)

Toni Mannix (Actor)

Must Love Dogs 2005 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


Moving Image Salutes Richard Gere 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Oscar Countdown 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 (Movie)

Frances (Actor)

17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

Connie Sumner (Actor)

Hardball 2001 (Movie)

Elizabeth Wilkes (Actor)

The Critics' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


The Glass House 2001 (Movie)

Erin Glass (Actor)

15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


My Dog Skip 2000 (Movie)

Ellen Morris--Willie's Mom (Actor)

The Perfect Storm 2000 (Movie)

Christine Cotter (Actor)

The Virginian 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


A Walk on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

Pearl Kantrowitz (Actor)

Grace & Glorie 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


The Only Thrill 1998 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Murder At 1600 1997 (Movie)

Nina Chance (Actor)

A Streetcar Named Desire 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Jack 1996 (Movie)

Karen Powell (Actor)

Mad Dog Time 1996 (Movie)

Grace Everly (Actor)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

Judge Hershey (Actor)

Wild Bill 1995 (Movie)

Suvannah Moore (Actor)

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)


Indian Summer 1993 (Movie)

Claire Everett (Actor)

Knight Moves 1993 (Movie)

Kathy Sheppard (Actor)

Chaplin 1992 (Movie)

Paulette Goddard (Actor)

My New Gun 1992 (Movie)

Debbie Bender (Actor)

The Setting Sun 1992 (Movie)


The 41st Annual Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Vital Signs 1990 (Movie)

Gina Wyler (Actor)

Love Dream 1988 (Movie)

China (Actor)

Lady Beware 1987 (Movie)

Katya Yarno (Actor)

The Big Town 1987 (Movie)

Lorry Dane (Actor)

Streets of Fire 1984 (Movie)

Ellen Aim (Actor)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

Vera Cicero (Actor)

Rumble Fish 1983 (Movie)

Patty (Actor)

The Outsiders 1983 (Movie)

Cherry Valance (Actor)

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains 1981 (Movie)

Corinne Burns (Actor)

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 (Movie)

Liza (Actor)

Six Pack 1981 (Movie)

Breezy (Actor)

Cattle Annie and Little Britches 1980 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Touched By Love 1980 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

A Little Romance 1979 (Movie)

Lauren King (Actor)

Child Bride of Short Creek (TV Show)


Cinema Verite (TV Show)


Descending Angel (TV Show)


Gunshy (TV Show)


Lonesome Dove (TV Show)


Miss All-American Beauty (TV Show)



Oscar-nominated actress Diane Lane grew up in the spotlight of New York's downtown theater scene, and following several teen film appearances as a favorite of director Francis Ford Coppola - including lead roles in his films "Rumble Fish" (1983) and "The Outsiders" (1983) - she was heralded as Hollywood's most promising young starlet. But Tinseltown generally failed to match Lane's classical training with deserving roles, and the young actress found herself facing a career centered on her sex appeal. Instead, Lane opted for the stronger female characters often found in television movies and independent films, eventually enjoying the bulk of her critical success in more mature roles after the age of 35, when the adulterous drama, "Unfaithful" (2002) landed the actress firmly on the A-list map after more than 20 years of quality work. Enjoying her "second act," the newly appreciated actress landed starring roles in "Under the Tuscan Sun" (2003), "Must Love Dogs" (2005) and "Hollywoodland" (2006), while cementing her acting bona fides with "Secretariat" (2010) and "Cinema Verite" (HBO, 2011), making Lane one of the more highly sought actresses working in Hollywood.


Jon Bon Jovi Actor

Briefly dated in the 1980s It was rumored that the song "You Give Love a Bad Name" (1986) was written after Lane broke up with him

Josh Brolin Actor

Began dating January 2002 Engaged July 2003 Married Aug. 15, 2004 at Brolin's Central California Ranch She filed for divorce Feb. 15, 2013 Announced split Feb. 21, 2013

James Brolin Actor


Danny Cannon Director

Met during filming of "Judge Dredd" (1995) Together from c. 1994 to c. 1996

Colleen Farrington

Appeared as a Playboy playmate in 1957 Divorced from Lane's father in 1965 Relocated to Florida; Lane reportedly had a stormy adolescent relationship with her mother

Rick Kolster

Together from c. 1980 to c. 1983

Christopher Lambert Actor

Met in 1985 when they were both in Rome on separate publicity junkets Married in October 1988 Co-starred in the films "Love Dream" (1988) and "Knight Moves" (1992) Divorced in March 1994

Eleanor Lambert

Born Sept. 5, 1993; father, Christopher Lambert

Burt Lane

Divorced from Lane's mother in 1965 Had custody of Lane and served as her manager Died in 2002


University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
Was enrolled in 2000



Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie


Portrayed Pat Loud in the HBO film, "Cinema Verite," a fictionalized account of the production of "An American Family," a 1973 PBS documentary television series


Portrayed Penny Chenery, the owner of the first horse in twenty-five years to win the Triple Crown of Racing in "Secretariat"


Played an FBI agent in the thriller, "Untraceable"


Re-teamed with Richard Gere for "Nights in Rodanthe"; based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks


Played a junkie, trying to come clean for her teenage son in Griffin Dunne's "Fierce People" (filmed in 2004)


Portrayed the wife of MGM studio executive Eddie Mannix (Bob Hoskins) in "Hollywoodland"


Co-starred with John Cusack in the romantic comedy, "Must Love Dogs"


Starred in the romantic feature, "Under the Tuscan Sun"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress


Re-teamed on screen with Richard Gere in "Unfaithful"


Co-starred in the thriller "The Glass House" as the guardian of a wealthy teen


Starred opposite Bill Pullman in the small screen remake of "The Virginia"


Played Mark Wahlberg's girlfriend in "The Perfect Storm"


Had one of her best adult feature roles as a cheating wife in "A Walk on the Moon"


Appeared opposite Gena Rowlands in the CBS adaptation of the Off-Broadway play "Grace & Glorie"


Co-starred as a competent Secret Service agent in "Murder at 1600"


Re-teamed with Coppola for "Jack" playing the mother of a boy (Robin Williams) who ages four times faster than normal


Played Stella Kowalski opposite Alec Baldwin's Stanley in the CBS remake of "A Streetcar Named Desire"


Co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the futuristic "Judge Dredd"


Re-teamed with director Walter Hill for the revisionist Western "Wild Bill"


Starred as the youthful incarnation of the title character in the CBS miniseries "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All"


Re-teamed with then-husband Lambert in "Knight Moves"


Portrayed Paulette Goddard in Richard Attenborough's biopic "Chaplin"


Portrayed a woman whose father may have had ties to the Nazis in the HBO drama "Descending Angel"


Earned an Emmy nomination playing prositute Lorena Wood in the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove"


First onscreen pairing with Christopher Lambert, "Love Dream"


Re-teamed with Dillon in "The Big Town"


Portrayed rock singer Ellen Aim in the Walter Hill directed, "Streets of Fire"


Re-teamed with Coppola as the female lead in "The Cotton Club," opposite Richard Gere


Cast by Francis Ford Coppola in "The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish"; first screen collaborations with Matt Dillon


Had title role as a beauty contest winner in "Miss All-American" (CBS)


Network TV-movie debut, "Child Bride of Short Creek" (NBC)


Feature acting debut as a precocious American child living in Paris in "A Little Romance"


Appeared on the cover of Time magazine (August 13 issue)


Professional acting debut at age six in the La Mama production of "Medea"


Appeared in stage productions with La Mama and the Public Theater between the ages of six and thirteen

Returned to the stage to play Olivia in "Twelfth Night" at the American Repertory Theatre

Reportedly turned down the lead in "Pretty Baby" (1978)

Raised in NYC, primarily living in residential hotels

Bonus Trivia


Parents divorced when she was 13 days old; father regained custody.


In 1980 Lane was hit in the eye with a tennis ball, resulting in a permanently dilated pupil.


On her famous Time magazine cover: "It brought Time down to my level, it didn't bring me up to Time's level. It had nothing to do with my popularity." - Diane Lane quoted in Empire, December 1999


Elizabeth Weitzman: Do you worry about maintaining artistic integrity, since you need to remain visible to stay on top?Diane Lane: The industry's memory is quite short, it's true. I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started. Today it's about immediate delivery. There's less risk and less art." - from Interview magazine, May 1999


Elizabeth Weitzman: It does seem like every article about you asks, "Will this be her time for superstardom?" What's that like?Diane Lane: [sighs] I don't know. It's the holy grail of questions, What's the missing ingredient? Maybe that I want some part of me to be private and secret and precious just to myself. There are so many options of how to create a persona - it doesn't need to be mega or nothing. Why I'm still here, I don't know, but I'm not going anywhere. This is just the second act. The third act is when you can tear off all the burdensome armor. You can get out there and really do some great work when you're not worried about your tits or your ass or your eyeliner." - from Interview magazine, May 1999


In an ironic twist, Lane's co-star in "A Walk on the Moon," Viggo Mortensen was one of two actors considered for the leading role in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes." He lost the role to Christopher Lambert, to whom Lane was married from 1988 to 1994.