Diane Lane is an award-winning, well-loved and respected actress and activist whose career began in New York City at the age of 6.
Lane answered a call for child actors at New York City’s legendary La MaMa Experimental Theater and for five years, performed on La MaMa’s home stage and touring theater festivals throughout the world.
Lane made her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in A Little Romance. Additional screen credits include her “Best Actress” honors by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics, and Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations for her starring role as an adulterous wife in the critically-acclaimed Unfaithful.
Additional accolades include a Golden Globe nomination for Under the Tuscan Sun; Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for her leading role in HBO’s Cinema Verite; an Independent Spirit Award nomination for A Walk on the Moon, a SAG “Best Ensemble” nominationfor Trumbo, and an Emmy nomination for her role as Lorena in Lonesome Dove.
Lane claims she “grew up backstage” at Lincoln Center, with multiple performances that began with her Broadway debut as a child in Joseph Papp’s revival of The Cherry Orchard, and most recently included the critically acclaimed The Mystery of Love and Sex.
Lane was featured in a recurring role on the sixth and final season of House of Cards. She’s currently in production, co-starring on the Focus Film features Let Him Go with Kevin Costner and starring in the FX series, Y: The Last Man.
She has been a supporter of Oceana for many years. In the summer of 2018, she joined Oceana in Washington, DC to urge members of Congress to pass a ban on the buying and selling of shark fins. Legislation continues to advance in Congress. Of personal importance to Diane is her opposition to the practices of both offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting. She addressed both concerns at a meeting arranged by Oceana at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Office of Public Affairs with the Acting Director, the Chief of the Office of Public Affairs and numerous members of BOEM’s leadership. She continues to monitor their activities and is considering possible next steps.