DIANE LANE (Martha Kent) has garnered Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her work, and recently earned excellent reviews for her performance in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. Previously, she received an Emmy Award nomination for her leading role in HBO's well-reviewed and prestigious movie "Cinema Verite," co-starring James Gandolfini and Tim Robbins. Before that, Lane starred opposite John Malkovich in "Secretariat," directed by Randall Wallace.
Lane was hailed as Best Actress in 2002 by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics and received an Academy Award nomination for her turn as an adulterous wife in the critically acclaimed Adrian Lyne film "Unfaithful." Lane's lengthy filmography includes four films with Francis Ford Coppola; George C. Wolfe's "Nights in Rodanthe," opposite Richard Gere; Allen Coulter's 1950s era "Hollywoodland," with Ben Affleck and Adrien Brody; the comedy "Must Love Dogs," with John Cusack and Christopher Plummer; the drama "A Walk on the Moon," which landed Lane an Independent Spirit Award nomination; the Audrey Wells romantic comedy "Under the Tuscan Sun," earning her a Golden Globe Award nomination; Wolfgang Petersen's action film "The Perfect Storm," opposite Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney; the highly successful adaptation of Willie Morris's childhood memoir "My Dog Skip"; and her portrayal of actress Paulette Goddard in "Chaplin," for director Sir Richard Attenborough.
On television, Lane has appeared in a wide range of projects, including "A Streetcar Named Desire," opposite Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange; her Emmy-nominated role as Lorena in the CBS series "Lonesome Dove," opposite Robert Duvall; and TNT's "The Virginian" with Bill Pullman. She also starred opposite Gena Rowlands in the Hallmark Hall of Fame drama "Grace & Glorie," and in the CBS epic miniseries "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All," based on the best-selling novel by Allan Gurganus, with Donald Sutherland and Cicely Tyson. Sharing her character with the venerable Anne Bancroft, Lane portrayed the title character from her early teens into her sixties.
The daughter of drama coach Burt Lane and singer Colleen Farrington, Lane answered a call for child actors at La Mama Experimental Theater at the age of six. She won a role in Andrei Serbian's famously primal version of Eurepidis' Greek "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 touring theater festivals around the world with La Mama. After performing in Joseph Papp's productions of "The Cherry Orchard" and "Agamemnon" at Lincoln Center in 1976 and '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 is an ambassador for Neutrogena, a worldwide leader in the development of highly effective, dermatologist-recommended skincare and cosmetics. Her focus has lately included Heifer International, Oceana, and Half the Sky Movement.