DIANE LANE (Connie), a professional actress since the age
of six, made her motion picture debut co-starring with Laurence Olivier when she
was twelve. That film, George Roy Hill's "A Little Romance," put her
on the cover of Time magazine, and began a movie career that has
continued without interruption.
Born in New York City, the daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer
Colleen Farrington, she first appeared onstage in Andrei Serban's "Medea"
at La Mama Experimental Theater. Over the next five years she appeared in Serban's
productions of such classics as "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. She went on to perform in Joseph Papp's productions of "The
Cherry Orchard" and "Agamemnon" at Lincoln Center and
"Runaways" at The Public Theater before starring in "A Little
Additional film credits include four by Francis Ford Coppola
"Jack," "The Outsiders," "Rumble Fish" and
"The Cotton Club," the futuristic adventure "Judge Dredd"
opposite Sylvester Stallone, the critically-acclaimed independent feature
"My New Gun," and Sir Richard Attenborough's "Chaplin," in
which she played Paulette Goddard. Among her other films are Peter Masterson's
"The Only Thrill" with Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard and Robert Patrick,
"Murder at 1600" with Wesley Snipes, and Walter Hill's epic western,
"Wild Bill" with Jeff Bridges. Recently she has starred in a string of
acclaimed films including Jay Russell's "My Dog Skip," Wolfgang
Petersen s "The Perfect Storm," and Tony Goldwyn's directorial
debut, "A Walk on the Moon," for which she received a Spirit Award as
Most recently, Lane was seen in Daniel Sackheim's "The Glass
House," with Stellan Skarsgaard and Leelee Sobieski, and Brian Robbins's
"Hardball," with Keanu Reeves.
Lane has a particularly impressive roster of television credits. Last year
she was seen opposite Bill Pullman in TNT's "The Virginian," which
Pullman directed. It was based on the classic novel by Owen Wister. She played
Stella in the CBS telecast of Tennessee Williams's "A Streetcar Named
Desire" opposite Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin. She received an EmmyÂ®
nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress for the miniseries "Lonesome
Dove." She starred opposite Gena Rowlands in the Hallmark Hall of Fame
drama "Grace and Glorie" on CBS, and starred with Donald Sutherland,
Cicely Tyson and Anne Bancroft in the epic CBS miniseries "The Oldest
Living Conferderate Widow Tells All," based on the best-selling novel by
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