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Name: Diane Lane                                                                     
Born: 22 January 1965 New York City, New York, USA                                   
Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an Academy Award-nominated American           
Lane was born in New York City, the daughter of Colleen Farrington, a night club     
singer and Playboy centerfold who was also known as "Colleen Price", and Burton     
Eugene Lane, a drama coach who also worked as a cab driver. Lane's                   
maternal grandmother, Agnes Scott, was a Pentecostal preacher, and Lane was         
influenced by the theatricality of her grandmother's sermons. Lane was               
raised by her father after her parents divorced while she was still a baby.         
Lane began acting professionally at the age of six at the La Mama Experimental       
Theatre in New York, where she appeared in acclaimed productions of Medea and       
The Cherry Orchard, among others. At thirteen, she made her film debut               
opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in A Little Romance, and at fourteen was featured     
on the cover of Time.                                                               
One of few child actors to make a successful transition into adult roles, Lane       
made a hit with audiences in the back-to-back cult films The Outsiders and           
Rumble Fish. However the two films that could have catapulted her to star status,   
Streets of Fire and The Cotton Club, were both box office flops and her career       
languished as a result. It was not until 1989's popular and critically acclaimed     
TV mini-series Lonesome Dove that Lane made another big impression on a sizable     
audience. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the role. Lane won further         
praise for her role in 1999's A Walk on the Moon, opposite Viggo Mortensen.         
In 2002, Lane was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her           
performance in Unfaithful, and was honored for her work in that film by The New     
York and The National Society of Film Critics. She followed that film up with       
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), based on the best-selling book by Frances Mayes.