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DIANE LANE 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 Big Town.

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 in "Runaways."


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