With four films set for release, DIANE LANE (Mary Rice) continues to flourish as an
award-winning actress who has seen success both in comedy and drama, on film as well as in
television. Lane plays an FBI agent Jennifer Marsh hunting down a tech-savvy serial killer in
Gregory Hoblit's Untraceable, starring Joseph Cross and due in theaters, January 2008. Lane
also re-teams with Richard Gere in Nights in Rodanthe, the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks
novel, about two people who meet by chance in a small coastal town and have a life changing
romance, set for a fall of 2008 release.
In Killshot, Lane stars in an adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. Directed by John
Madden and executive produced by Quentin Tarantino, this cat and mouse action thriller
follows a couple who has landed in the Federal Witness Protection program after a failed
After garnering SAG, Golden Globe, and Oscar nominations, and being hailed as “Best
Actress” by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics for her turn as an
adulterous wife in the 2002 critically-acclaimed Adrian Lyne film Unfaithful, Lane has since
top-lined a diverse slate of both independent and major studio releases.
Lane's impressive filmography includes the acclaimed Francis Ford Coppola films, The
Outsiders, Rumble Fish and The Cotton Club. Additional credits include: Allen Coulter's
period piece, Hollywoodland, with Ben Affleck and Adrien Brody; the comedy Must Love
Dogs, with John Cusack; the drama A Walk on the Moon, which landed Lane an Independent
Spirit Award nomination; the Audrey Wells romantic comedy Under the Tuscan Sun, which
resulted in a Golden Globe nomination; Wolfgang Peterson's action film The Perfect Storm,
with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg; the highly successful adaptation of Willie Morris'
childhood memoir, My Dog Skip; the critically acclaimed independent feature My New Gun;
Hardball opposite Keanu Reeves; her portrayal of actress Paulette Goddard in Chaplin, for
director Sir Richard Attenborough; 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; Coppola's Jack opposite Robin Williams, and Walter Hill's epic
Western, Wild Bill, with Jeff Bridges.
On television, Lane was last seen starring opposite Bill Pullman in TNT's "The
Virginian." Lane's previous television credits include "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite
Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange, as well as her Emmy®-nominated role "Lorena" in the CBS
series "Lonesome Dove," opposite Robert Duvall. 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 a character from her early teens into her sixties.
The daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer Colleen Farrington, at the age of
six, Lane answered a call for child actors at La Mama Experimental Theater. She won a role in
Andrei Serbian's unique version of "Medea" and subsequently appeared 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
performing in Joseph Papp's productions of "The Cherry Orchard," and "Agamemnon" at
Lincoln Center in 1976-77, Lane starred at The Public Theater in "Runaways,” and made her
film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier, in George Roy Hill's "A Little Romance” in 1978.
Lane graced the cover of TIME magazine in 1979 as "A Hollywood Whiz Kid."
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