A WALK ON THE MOON
stars as Pearl, a 1960s housewife undertaking her own personal
sexual revolution in the middle of a traditional Catskills resort.
Lane's career has bridged childhood stardom with classic leading
lady status. She made an auspicious film debut in George Roy Hill's
"A Little Romance" with Sir Laurence Olivier and subsequently
appeared on the cover of Time Magazine. She went on to star in
several of Francis Ford Coppola's films including "The Outsiders,"
"Rumble Fish" and "The Cotton Club," as well
as the more recent "Jack" opposite Robin Williams. Her
many feature credits also include "Cattle Annie and Little
Britches," "Ladies and Gentleman: The Fabulous Stains,"
"Streets of Fire," "Lady Beware" and "The
Coming into her own as an adult actress, she starred in the acclaimed
independent feature "My New Gun," then received critical
praise for her portrayal of Paulette Goddard in Richard Attenborough's
"Chaplin." She has also starred in Mike Binder's "Indian
Summer" and "Trigger Happy" opposite Richard Dreyfus
and Ellen Barkin. Lane was most recently seen in "Murder
at 1600" with Wesley Snipes, the action picture "Judge
Dredd" with Sylvester Stallone, the epic Western "Wild
Bill" with Jeff Bridges. "The Only Thrill" with
Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard and Robert Patrick and the independent
feature "Gunshy," a critical favorite and the 1998 Santa
Barbara Film Festival. She will next be seen in the screen adaptation
of Willie Morris' childhood memoir "My Dog Skip" co-starring
with Kevin Bacon and Luke Wilson.
On television, Lane recently drew rave reviews as Stella in a
special production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite
Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange. Other credits include the award-winning
series "Lonesome Dove," which garnered Lane an Emmy
nomination and the epic miniseries "The Oldest Living Confederate
Tells All," in which she played the lead character from her
teen through her nineties.
Born in New York, the daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer
Colleen Farrington, Diane 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 Servian's unique version of
"Medea" and went on to appear 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
starring in Joseph Papp's "The Cherry Orchard" and "Agamemnon"
at Lincoln Center in 1996-97, she starred at the Public Theater
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