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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 Romance."

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 Best Actress.

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 Emmy® 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 Allan Garganus.


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