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An actress whose acclaimed career has bridged childhood stardom with classic leading lady status, DIANE LANE has firmly established herself among the upper echelon of her peers. 

Lane is currently working on "Must Love Dogs" for Warner Bros. Directed by Gary David Goldberg, the romantic comedy stars Lane as an Irish American divorcée who is coaxed back into dating by her interfering family via personal ads. Speed dating and plenty of failed first dates follow before she is able to finally find love. The film is produced by Suzanne and Jennifer Todd and will be released on August 5th. 

Lane most recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Audrey Wells' romantic comedy "Under the Tuscan Sun" for Disney. Based on Frances Mayes' memoir of the same name, the film follows the experiences of an American woman who takes a trip to Italy in search of a more satisfying life. 

Lane received considerable critical acclaim for her role in Adrian Lyne's "Unfaithful," re-teaming her with "Cotton Club" co-star Richard Gere, as well as Olivier Martinez. Based on French director Claude Chabrol's 1969 film "La Femme Infidel, ' her portrayal of a conflicted, adulterous wife earned her Golden Globe, Oscar, and SAG nominations for Best Actress, as well as Best Actress awards by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics. 

Lane co-starred with Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney in the box office hit "The Perfect Storm" for director Wolfgang Petersen. Prior to that, she received a Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in the drama "A Walk on the Moon," starring Anna Paquin, Liev Schrieber, and Viggo Mortensen. The film also featured actor Tony Goldwyn's directorial debut. She also starred in Brian Robbins' "Hardball" opposite Keanu Reeves. 

Other recent films include the highly successful adaptation of Willie Morris' childhood memoir, "My Dog Skip." Directed by Jay Russell, the film co-stars Kevin Bacon, and Frankie Muniz. Lane's impressive filmography also includes Peter Masterson's independent drama "The Only Thrill," opposite Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard and Robert Patrick, the political thriller, "Murder at 1600" opposite Wesley Snipes for Warner Bros., Francis Ford Coppola's "Jack" opposite Robin Williams, and Walter Hill's epic Western, "Wild Bill," with Jeff Bridges. 

Additional film credits include the Coppola films, "The Outsiders," "Rumble Fish" and "The Cotton Club," the futuristic adventure, the critically acclaimed independent feature "My New Gun," as well as her portrayal of actress Paulette Goddard in "Chaplin," for director Sir Richard Attenborough.

On television, Lane was last seen starring opposite Bill Pullman in TNT's "The Virginian." Also directed by Pullman, the film is based on Owen Wister's classic western novel of the same name.

Lane's previous television credits include ‘Stella' opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange in "A Streetcar Named Desire" for CBS television, as well as the award-winning CBS series "Lonesome Dove," where her role opposite Robert Duvall garnered Lane an Emmy nomination as "Outstanding Lead Actress." She also starred opposite Gena Rowlands in the Hallmark Hall of Fame drama, "Grace & Glorie" for CBS. In 1994, Lane starred opposite Donald Sutherland, Cicely Tyson and Anne Bancroft in the critically acclaimed CBS epic miniseries, "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All." Based on the best-selling novel by Allan Gurganus, Lane portrayed her character from her early teens into her sixties.

Born in New York City, the daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer Colleen Farrington, 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 Serbian's unique version of "Medea" and subsequently

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