Diane Lane

Season 10 | AIRED: Feb 8 12/11c

Born in New York to acting coach Burt Lane and singer/model Colleen Farrington, Diane Lane made her stage debut by the age of 6. At 13, she was cast opposite Sir Lawrence Olivier in her first film, the 1979 A Little Romance.Although the next four years saw five films for Lane, none of them did very well commercially. It wasn't until 1983 that two Francis Ford Coppola films, Rumble Fish and The Outsiders, put Lane back onto Hollywood's forefront. That same year, Lane turned down a role in "Splash," which was scooped up by Daryl Hannah, and opted for roles in Streets of Fire and The Cotton Club. Neither film was well received, and before her twentieth birthday, Lane decided to take a respite from acting. In 1987, Lane starred in The Big Town, alongside Matt Dillon and Tommy Lee Jones, but it wasn't this film that led to the re-birth of her career. Instead, it was the TV mini-series Lonesome Dove that landed her several more film roles and an Emmy nomination. Though Lane has often concentrated on smaller, more independent films, she has also taken roles in large-scale productions such as Walter Hill's Wild Bill, Robin William's Jack, Sylvester Stallone's Judge Dredd, and Wesley Snipes' Murder at 1600. Her more recent projects includeThe Perfect Storm, The Glass House, Unfaithful, which earned her both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination, and Under the Tuscan Sun, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination