Diane Lane


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Cherry Orchard, The (2016)
Having garnered Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Oscar® nominations for her career’s work, Diane Lane most recently starred opposite Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in Jay Roach’s film Trumbo, whose cast was recognized by SAG with its Best Ensemble nomination. In 2015, Lane returned to the New York stage in Lincoln Center’s world premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s play The Mystery of Love and Sex directed by Sam Gold. She previously earned rave reviews for her performance in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. She received Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award® nominations for her leading role in HBO’s well-received film Cinema Verite, co-starring James Gandolfini and Tim Robbins, and starred opposite John Malkovich in Disney’s Secretariat, directed by Randall Wallace. Lane was hailed as Best Actress in 2002 by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics and received Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe® nominations for her starring role as an adulterous wife in Adrian Lyne’s critically-acclaimed film Unfaithful. Lane's lengthy filmography includes Under the Tuscan Sun, which earned her another Golden Globe nomination, George C. Wolfe’s Nights in Rodanthe opposite Richard Gere, Hollywoodland with Ben Affleck, Must Love Dogs opposite John Cusack and Christopher Plummer, Wolfgang Petersen’s A Perfect Storm opposite George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, My Dog Skip, the drama A Walk on the Moon, which landed Lane an Independent Spirit Award nomination, Sir Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin opposite Robert Downey Jr., and four films with Francis Ford Coppola: The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club, and Jack opposite Robin Williams. On television, Lane has appeared in a wide range of roles, including A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange, and her Emmy®-nominated role Lorena in the CBS series “Lonesome Dove,” opposite Robert Duvall. TV credits also include TNT's “The Virginian” with Bill Pullman, and the Hallmark Hall of Fame drama, “Grace & Glorie” opposite Gena Rowlands. Lane starred in the CBS epic miniseries “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” with Donald Sutherland and Cicely Tyson, sharing her character with the venerable Anne Bancroft. The miniseries was based on the best-selling novel by Allan Gurganus. Lane portrayed the title character from her early teens into her sixties. The daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer Colleen Farrington, Lane answered a call for child actors at La Mama Experimental Theater at age 6. She won a role in Andrei Serbian's famously primal, Eurepidis’ Greek 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 touring theater festivals around the world with LaMama ETC. 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, and made her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in George Roy Hill's A Little Romance in 1978. Lane’s philanthropic focus has lately included Heifer International, Oceana, Half the Sky Movement and in 2016 she created a grant awarding music teachers to honor the late Elizabeth Swados in association with the Ziegfeld Club.