Who is Diane Lane?
Famous American actress Diane Colleen Lane was born in 1965 and she was born and raised in New York City. Diane Lane made her on-screen debut in the 1979 film, 'A Little Romance'.
She has since appeared in numerous noteworthy films, including 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 earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actress.
Lane has starred in films like, 'The Outsiders,' 'A Walk on the Moon,' 'The Perfect Storm,' 'Under the Tuscan Sun,' 'Cinema Verite,' and 'Trumbo.' Her role as Martha Kent in 'Man of Steel' was critically acclaimed. She also appeared in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,' and 'Justice League.'
Lane was born in New York City to parents Colleen Leigh Farrington and Burton Eugene Lane. When Lane was 13 days old, her parents separated and she lived with her mother in Mexico until she was six years old. After that she moved in with her dad. Lane and her father lived in a number of residential hotels in New York City and she rode with him in his taxi.
After her troubled childhood, Lane left her father at the age of 15 and went to Los Angeles to live for a week with actor and friend Christopher Atkins. She then went back to New York and started living on rent at her friend's places during which her mother kidnapped her and took her back to Georgia.
Lane eventually came back to her father after the matter went to court and she did not speak with her mother for the next three years. They later reconciled.
Lane married actor Christopher Lambert in 1988. They had first met in 1984 and had an affair then but then they chose to go their separate ways. They met for the second time in 1988 while making a film together, 'Priceless Beauty'. The couple has a daughter together, Eleanor Lambert but later divorced in 1984. Lane's daughter Eleanor is a model and a music writer.
Lane got engaged to actor Josh Brolin in 2003 and they got married in 2004. There were some issues of domestic violence between them and Lane once called the police but she refused to press charges. The pair later divorced in 2013.
Lane is also involved in several charities, including Heifer International, which focuses on world hunger and Artists for Peace and Justice, a Hollywood organization that supports Haiti relief.
Lane was featured heavily in the documentary 'Half The Sky' which was based on the book 'Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide'. On August 22, 2014, Diane Lane was honored for her work with Heifer International at its third annual Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table gala at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Diane Lane's career can be divided into two phases:
* From 'A Little Romance' to 'A Walk on the Moon':
When Lane was 12 years old, she had a role 'The Cherry Orchard' with Meryl Streep and Irene Worth. When Lane was 13, she turned down a role in 'Runaways' on Broadway to make her feature-film debut opposite Laurence Olivier in 'A Little Romance'.
In the early 1980's, Lane made a successful transition from child actor to adult roles. She was cast in the 1981 film, 'Cattle Annie' and 'Little Britches.' Lane's breakout performances came with '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 commercial and critical failures, and her career went down as a result. After 'The Cotton Club,' Lane dropped out of the movie business and lived with her mother in Georgia.
Lane returned to acting to appear in 'The Big Town' and 'Lady Beware', but Lane again did not manage to make an impression. In 1989', she again appeared in the popular and critically acclaimed TV miniseries 'Lonesome Dove'. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role on 'Lonesome Dove' and she was given positive reviews for her performance in the independent film 'My New Gun,' which was well received at the Cannes Film Festival.
She went on to appear as actress Paulette Goddard in Sir Richard Attenborough's big-budget biopic of Charles Chaplin, 1992's Chaplin. By then, Diane Lane had become a big actress and over the next seven years Lane would star in ten movies, among them were 'Jack' and 'Judge Dredd.'
It wasn't until 1999 that Lane earned further recognition for her role in 'A Walk on the Moon' where she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.
* Recent work: From 'Unfaithful' to the present:
In 2000, Lane had a supporting role in 'The Perfect Storm' and in 2002, she starred in 'Unfaithful,' a drama film adapted from the French film 'The Unfaithful Wife'. Besides winning the Best Actress National Society of Film Critics Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Award, she also received Best Actress Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
Following 'Unfaithful,' Lane starred in 'Under the Tuscan Sun,' a film based on the best-selling book by Frances Mayes for which Lane won a further Best Actress Golden Globe nomination. This was followed by lead roles in 'Fierce People,' 'Must Love Dogs,' and 'Hollywoodland.'
In 2008, Lane reunited with Richard Gere for the romantic drama 'Nights in Rodanthe.' She then appeared in 'Killshot' with Mickey Rourke, which was given a limited theatrical release before being released on DVD in 2009. Lane signed on to 'Secretariat' (2010), a Disney film about the relationship between the 1973 Triple Crown-winning racehorse and his owner, Penny Chenery, whom Lane portrayed.
Lane then starred in 'Cinema Verite' (2011), an HBO movie about the making of the first reality television show 'An American Family.' Lane earned Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, Satellite, and Golden Globe award nominations for her portrayal of Pat Loud.
In 2015, Lane appeared in the drama 'Every Secret Thing' and she a voice over role in the Pixar animated feature 'Inside Out.' She co-starred in the biopic 'Trumbo' which received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Ensemble Cast. Besides 'Justice League,' Lane appeared in two other films in 2017: Eleanor Coppola's 'Paris Can Wait' and 'Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House.'
Lane and Greg Kinnear will also star in the final season of Netflix's hit series 'House of Cards.'
Net worth of Josh Brolin's ex wife
The net worth of Diane Lane is estimated to be around $35 million dollars.