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Diane Lane

Diane Lane

Birthday: 1965-01-22 | Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

Diane Colleen Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an American actress and producer. Born and raised in New York City, Lane made her screen debut at age 14 in George Roy Hill's 1979 film A Little Romance. Laurence Olivier, who played a major supporting role in the film, called her "the new Grace Kelly". The two films that could have catapulted her to star status, Streets of Fire and The Cotton Club, were both commercial and critical failures, and her career languished as a result. After taking a break, Lane returned to acting to appear in The Big Town and Lady Beware, but did not make another big impression on a sizable audience until 1989's popular and critically acclaimed TV miniseries Lonesome Dove, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. It was not until 1999 that Lane earned further recognition for her role in A Walk on the Moon, and that was followed by her performance alongside George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in the 2000 blockbuster The Perfect Storm. She was especially lauded and honored for the 2002 film Unfaithful, which earned her Satellite, New York Film Critics Circle, and National Society of Film Critics awards for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama). Her performance in Unfaithful also garnered her Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actress. She was also highly lauded by critics for her performance in the immediately subsequent film Under the Tuscan Sun. For much of the rest of the decade, she alternately appeared as a lead actress in romantic films such as Must Love Dogs (2005) and Nights in Rodanthe (2008), and thrillers such as Fierce People (2005), Hollywoodland (2006), and Untraceable (2008). She has appeared in four films directed by Francis Ford Coppola: The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club, and Jack. She has been in one film directed by his wife Eleanor Coppola: Paris Can Wait. She also played the recurring role of Martha Kent, the adoptive mother of Superman, in Man of Steel (2013) and appeared in subsequent films of the DC Extended Universe. Her most recent film is the 2020 neo-western Let Him Go.

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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2021
Y: The Last Man

as    Jennifer Brown

2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League

as    Martha Kent

2020
Let Him Go

as    Margaret Blackledge

2019
Serenity

as    Constance

2017
Justice League

as    Martha Kent

2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

as    Martha Kent

2015
Trumbo

as    Cleo Trumbo

2015
Inside Out

as    Mom (voice)

2015
Riley's First Date?

as    Mom (voice)

2014
Every Secret Thing

as    Helen Manning

2013
Man of Steel

as    Martha Kent

2011
Cinema Verite

as    Pat Loud

2010
Secretariat

as    Penny Chenery

2008
Nights in Rodanthe

as    Adrienne

2008
Untraceable

as    Agent Jennifer Marsh

2008
Killshot

as    Carmen Colson

2008
Jumper

as    Mary Rice

2006
Hollywoodland

as    Toni Mannix

2005
Fierce People

as    Liz Earl

2005
Must Love Dogs

as    Sarah Nolan

2003
Under the Tuscan Sun

as    Frances

2002
Unfaithful

as    Constance "Connie" Sumner

2001
Hardball

as    Elizabeth Wilkes

2001
The Glass House

as    Erin Glass

2000
The Perfect Storm

as    Christina "Chris" Cotter

2000
My Dog Skip

as    Ellen Morris

1999
A Walk on the Moon

as    Pearl Kantrowitz