Diane Lane

Diane Lane is featured in the second night of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.


Diane Lane is known as one of Hollywood’s premier talents and leading ladies. She steadily top-lines a diverse slate of both independent and major studio releases. Lane has garnered Emmy, SAG, Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her work.


She began as a child on the New York stage at La MaMa ETC, the Public Theater and Lincoln Center, touring the world’s theaters with the company from 1972-1976. Lane recently completed production for Warner Brothers’ Superman: Man of Steel directed by Zack Snyder, which will be released in summer 2013. Last year she appeared in HBO’s Cinema Verite, for which she received Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy nominations.

Lane’s first film role was at the age of 13, when she starred in A Little Romance opposite Sir Laurence Olivier for director George Roy Hill. In 2002, Lane was hailed as Best Actress by the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics and received an Academy Award nomination for her turn as an adulterous wife in the critically acclaimed Adrian Lyne film Unfaithful. She also appeared opposite George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in The Perfect Storm and Ben Affleck in the much praised Hollywoodland, and is a favorite of director Francis Ford Coppola, having worked for him in four films including The Cotton Club. As for television, her Emmy-nominated role as Lorena in the CBS world-renowned series Lonesome Dove, opposite Robert Duvall, is a personal and professional highlight.

Lane's charitable work includes support for Heifer International and Oceana. She traveled to Somaliland with Nicholas Kristof to visit Edna Adan at the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital.