Diane Lane was born in New York City in 1965. Her childhood was rough, with divorced parents fighting for custody and her mother even kidnapping her. Lane started acting professionally when she was six. When she was twelve she shared a stage with Meryl Streep in Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. At fourteen she was starring in film with Sir Laurence Olivier.
Lane made the transition from child star to working adult actor, and although she didn't reach the level of stardom that was predicted for her from childhood, she is a name that adds pedigree to a film.
Diane Lane has been nominated for an Oscar, three Golden Globes, and two Emmys.