Diane Lane

Diane Lane

Diane Colleen Lane is an American actress and producer. Born and raised in New York City, Lane made her screen debut at age 13 in George Roy Hill's 1979 film A Little Romance. A major supporting role was played by Laurence Olivier, who 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 wasn't until 1999 that Lane earned further recognition for her role in A Walk on the Moon. 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 immediate following film Under the Tuscan Sun. 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 played the recurring role of Martha Kent, the adoptive mother of Superman, in Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017) and Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021). Other films she has appeared in include Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982), Knight Moves (1992), Streets of Fire (1984), Chaplin (1992), Judge Dredd (1995), Murder at 1600 (1997), The Perfect Storm (2000), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Must Love Dogs (2005), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), Secretariat (2010), Cinema Verite (2011), Inside Out (2015), Trumbo (2015), and in the sixth season of House of Cards.