Early life[ edit ] Lane was born in New York City. Her father, Burton Eugene Lane, was a Manhattan drama coach who ran an acting workshop with John Cassavetes , worked as a cab driver, and later taught humanities at City College. Lane's mother went to Mexico and obtained a divorce while retaining custody of Lane until she was six years old. Lane and her father lived in a number of residential hotels in New York City and she rode with him in his taxi.
Lane later remarked, "It was reckless behavior that comes from having too much independence too young. In , she enrolled in high school after taking correspondence courses. However, Lane's mother kidnapped her and took her back to Georgia.
Lane and her father challenged her mother in court, and six weeks later, she was back in New York. Lane did not speak to her mother for the next three years, but they eventually reconciled. From A Little Romance to A Walk on the Moon[ edit ] Lane's grandmother, Eleanor Scott, was a Pentecostal preacher of the Apostolic denomination, and Lane was influenced theatrically by the demonstrative quality of her grandmother's sermons.
Lane's breakout performances came with back-to-back adaptations of young adult novels by S. Hinton , adapted and directed by Francis Ford Coppola: The Outsiders and Rumble Fish , both in Both films also featured memorable performances from a number of young male actors who would go on to become leading men in the next decade as well as members of the so-called " Brat Pack " , including Tom Cruise , Rob Lowe , C.
Andy Warhol proclaimed her, "the undisputed female lead of Hollywood's new rat pack". We had to repair our relationship because I wanted my mother back. She came very close to being cast as Vivian Ward in 's blockbuster hit Pretty Woman which had a much darker script at the time , but due to scheduling, was unable to take the role. Apparently, costume fittings were made for Lane, before the role fell to Julia Roberts.
She was given positive reviews for her performance in the independent film My New Gun , which was well received at the Cannes Film Festival. It wasn't until that Lane earned further recognition for her role in A Walk on the Moon. One reviewer wrote, "Lane, after years in post-teenaged-career limbo, is meltingly effective.
At this time, she was interested in making a film about actress Jean Seberg in which she would play Seberg. Lane played a housewife who indulges in an affair with a mysterious book dealer. The film featured several sex scenes, and Lyne's repeated takes for these scenes were very demanding for the actors involved, especially for Lane, who had to be emotionally and physically fit for the duration.
Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman stated that "Lane, in the most urgent performance of her career, is a revelation. The play of lust, romance, degradation, and guilt on her face is the movie's real story. It is the third film Gere and Lane filmed together, and is based on the novel of the same title by Nicholas Sparks. Lane also co-starred in Jumper and Untraceable in the same year. She then appeared in Killshot with Mickey Rourke, which was given a limited theatrical release before being released on DVD in While promoting Nights in Rodanthe, she expressed frustration with being typecast and stated that she was "gunning for something that's not so sympathetic.
I need to be a bitch, and I need to be in a comedy. No more Miss Nice Guy. She said in an interview, "I can't do anything official. My agents won't let me. Between you and me, I don't have anything else coming out. Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide produced by Show of Force along with Fugitive Films , which showcased women and girls living under very difficult circumstances and bravely fighting to challenge them.
Snyder said of her casting, "We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination. Dawn of Justice  and Justice League And then continue on until she was embarking on her  presidential bid.
Lane played Princess Kosmonopolis, a fading Hollywood movie star, opposite Finn Wittrock , who portrayed Chance, her attractive gigolo. This was the first time she had done a stage play since , when she played Olivia in William Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard While Lane played a child peasant with no lines in Broadway's run of the play, this time she played the lead role of Madame Lyubov Andreyevna Ranevskaya.
She will also star in an untitled Reed Morano -directed film with Jeff Bridges whom she previously worked with in Wild Bill. They met again two years later in Rome to make a film together, entitled Priceless Beauty, and in two weeks they were a couple again.
Lane declined to press charges, however, and the couple's spokesperson described the incident as a "misunderstanding". However, she tries not to draw attention to her humanitarian efforts: Sometimes I give financially, but there's something about [helping others] that I think ought to be anonymous.
I don't want it to be a boastful thing. Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Lane has become very much an ambassador for this kind of work and charity work in general. Lane says working with Heifer International has affected her life and nurtured the relationship she has with her daughter.