Diane Lane as Margaret Blackledge
Diane Lane has a lengthy filmography that has earned her Best Actress accolades from the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics, as well as Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe® nominations for her starring role as an adulterous wife in the acclaimed drama Unfaithful.
Lane made her film debut opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in A Little Romance. Additional screen credits include Audrey Wells’ Under the Tuscan Sun, earning Lane another Golden Globe® nomination. Outstanding performances include Nights in Rodanthe opposite Richard Gere, Hollywoodland with Ben Affleck, Must Love Dogs opposite John Cusack and Christopher Plummer, A Perfect Storm with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, A Walk on the Moon co-starring Viggo Mortensen and Liev Schreiber, and landing Lane an Independent Spirit Award nomination, Trumbo with Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren, whose cast was recognized by SAG with a Best Ensemble nomination, and Sir Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin opposite Robert Downey Jr.
She’s co-starred in four films with director Francis Ford Coppola: The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club and Jack opposite Robin Williams, and starred in Eleanor Coppola’s directorial debut, Paris Can Wait.
Lane earned Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award® nominations for her leading role in HBO’s Cinema Verite co-starring Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini, and an Emmy® nomination for her role as Lorena in the CBS series Lonesome Dove. Lane co-starred in the sixth and final season of House of Cards and a starring episode in Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs.
Lane’s stage career began at the legendary La MaMa Experimental Theater at age 6, and over the next five years, she performed with La MaMa both in New York and touring theater festivals around the world. Additional stage work includes The Roundabout Theatre Company, Joseph Papp at Lincoln Center, and the audience and critic standout at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, The Mystery of Love and Sex with Tony Shaloub.
During quarantine, she recently performed Let’s Save the World, penned by Pulitzer-Prize-winner Michael R. Jackson. Produced by the Homebound Project, each short play was streamed over a four-week collective series of events, shot in isolation by each actor in their respective individual starring role. All proceeds benefitted “No Kid Hungry.”
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