Diane Lane is an American actress. She has since appeared in several notable films, including 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.

Birth Name

Diane Colleen Lane







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Diane Lane was born on January 22, 1965, in New York City, New York, United States.


She is currently 54 years old.


Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign




Her ancestry is English, German and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish).


Diane Lane got enrolled at the Hunter College High School at the age of 12. She got re- registered in high school in 1981 after taking a break in her studies, which was partly caused by her acting career. Prior to getting enrolled in high school, she had taken correspondence courses.

Family Details

  • Father – Burton Eugene Lane (Died 2002)
  • Mother – Colleen Leigh Farrington (Playboy model and nightclub singer)
  • Siblings – None
  • Relatives – Carra Lathrop Lane (Paternal Grandfather), Nannie Mae Crawford (Paternal Grandmother), Leo Farrington (Maternal Grandfather), Violet Eleanor Biggs (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Diane Lane has dated –

  • Roger Wilson – Diane Lane was rumored to be dating actor Roger Wilson in the early nineties. Their relationship became known when his former girlfriend Christy Turlington talked about them in her interview in 1992.
  • John Taylor – Diane had a short-lived affair with bass guitarist John Taylor, who is also the founder of the music band, Duran Duran.
  • Christopher Atkins – Diane reportedly dated actor Christopher Atkins when she was in her late teens. She even ran away from her father with Christopher to claim her independence. Before they started going out, Atkins was her good friend.
  • Timothy Hutton (1980-1984) – Lane began dating actor Timothy Hutton in 1980. They dated for about four years before parting ways in the spring of 1984.
  • Emilio Estevez (1983) – Diane was linked to actor Emilio Estevez in 1983. They had allegedly grown close during the shooting of the movie, The Outsiders.
  • Jon Bon Jovi – Lane went out with rock star Jon Bon Jovi in the eighties. She was 20 years old at the time and they dated for about five months. In her May 2017 Watch What Happens Live appearance, she termed her fling with Bon Jovi as a wonderful experience.
  • Richie Sambora (1985) – Bon Jovi’s former tour manager Rich Bozzett claimed in his book, Sex, Drugs And Bon Jovi that Diane and Jon Bon Jovi’s relationship came to an end due to her growing closeness with his bandmate Richie Sambora.
  • Christopher Lambert (1984 and 1986-1994) – Diane first had a brief affair with Christopher Lambert in 1984. They had met in Paris while she was promoting her movie, The Cotton Club. However, after dating for a brief period, they decided to split up. About two years later, they met again while shooting for the movie Priceless Beauty in Rome. In two weeks time, they had gotten back together and the couple got married in Santa Fe in October 1988. In September 1993, she gave birth to their daughter, Eleanor Lambert. However, their marriage didn’t last long since the birth of their daughter as they got officially divorced in 1994 after having been separated for a long time.
  • Danny Cannon (1994-1995) – Diane hooked up with director Danny Cannon in 1994 after having grown close while working on the movie, Judge Dredd. They went out for about a year.

  • Josh Brolin (2001-2013) – Diane began a relationship with actor Josh Brolin after meeting him at the premiere of A Beautiful Mind in December 2001. In July 2003, the two got engaged and about a year later, in August 2004, they got married in a lavish wedding ceremony. Soon after in December 2004, she called the police to their house following an altercation with him. He was taken into custody on the account of domestic battery. However, she declined to press charges and their spokesperson dismissed the entire incident by calling it a misunderstanding. They eventually filed for divorce in February 2013 and it was finalized in December of that year.

Physical Statistics


  • Feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • Centimeters – 170 cm
  • Meters – 1.7 m


  • Kilograms – 55 kg
  • Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-28-36
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34C

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her portrayal in the film Unfaithful is still considered as one of her breakthrough works, which gained her critical acclaim. She won the Satellite, New York Film Critics Circle and National Society of Film Critics awards for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) as well as received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actress.

Film Debut

In 1979, she made her theatrical film debut playing one of the leading roles of Lauren King in the romantic comedy movie, A Little RomanceShe was 13 years old at the time.

Television Debut

In 1981, Diane made her first TV show appearance in the Summer episode of the PBS TV series, Great Performances as Charity Royall.

Brand Endorsements

Diane Lane has appeared in commercials and print ads for Neutrogena & Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair.

Awards & Nominations

AssociationYearCategoryNominated WorkResult
AARP Movies for Grown Ups Awards2009Best Grownup Love StoryNights in RodantheNominated
Academy Awards2003Best ActressUnfaithfulNominated
Behind the Voice Actors Awards2016Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmInside OutWon
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2001Favorite Supporting Actress — DramaThe Perfect StormNominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards2003Best ActressUnfaithfulNominated
Critics Choice Movie Awards2003Best ActressUnfaithfulNominated
Gold Derby Awards2003Lead ActressUnfaithfulNominated
2011TV Movie/Miniseries Lead ActressCinema VeriteNominated
Golden Globe Awards2003Best Actress in a Motion Picture — DramaUnfaithfulNominated
2004Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or MusicalUnder the Tuscan SunNominated
2012Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCinema VeriteNominated
Golden Raspberry Awards1985Worst Supporting ActressStreets of FireThe Cotton ClubNominated
Golden Schmoes Awards2002Best Actress of the YearUnfaithfulNominated
2002Best T&A of the YearUnfaithfulNominated
Hollywood Film Awards2003Actress of the YearUnfaithfulWon
International Online Cinema Awards2003Best ActressUnfaithfulNominated
Italian Online Movie Awards2003Best ActressUnfaithfulNominated
Independent Spirit Awards2000Best Female LeadA Walk on the MoonNominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards2000Best ActressA Walk on the MoonNominated
National Society of Film Critics Awards2003Best ActressUnfaithfulWon
New York Film Critics Circle Awards2002Best ActressUnfaithfulWon
OFTA Film Awards2003Best ActressUnfaithfulNominated
OFTA Television Awards2011Best Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesCinema VeriteNominated
Online Film Critics Society Awards2003Best ActressUnfaithfulNominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards2003Best Lead ActressUnfaithfulNominated
Primetime Emmy Awards1989Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialLonesome DoveNominated
2011Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or MovieCinema VertieNominated
Satellite Awards2003Best Actress in a Motion Picture — DramaUnfaithfulWon
2004Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or MusicalUnder the Tuscan SunNominated
2011Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionCinema VeriteNominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards2003Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleUnfaithfulNominated
2012Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesCinema VeriteNominated
2016Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureTrumboNominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards2003Best ActressUnfaithfulNominated
Western Heritage Awards2001Television Feature FilmThe VirginianWon
Women’s Image Network Awards2010Actress Feature FilmSecretariatNominated
2011Actress Made for Television Movie/MiniseriesCinema VeriteWon
Young Artist Awards1980Best Juvenile Actress in a Motion Picture — The Sybil Jason AwardA Little RomanceWon
1980Best Juvenile Actress in a Motion PictureA Little RomanceWon
1981Best Young Actress in a Major Motion PictureTouched by LoveWon
1984Best Young Motion Picture Actress in a Feature FilmRumble FishNominated
1984Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe OutsidersNominated

Diane Lane Favorites

  • Favorite Beauty Products – Armani Crema Nera Moisturizer, Power Fabric foundation, Rouge Ecstasy lipstick
  • Favorite Actors – Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Sarandon

Diane Lane Net worth

Diane Lane has a net worth of $35 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

She is not on social media.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Diane Lane

  • She started her professional acting journey from the age of 6 at the New York City-based La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, where she performed in a production of Medea.
  • At age 13, she turned down an offer to star in Broadway production of Runways, so that she would have a feature-film debut in George Roy Hill’s 1979 film “A Little Romance” opposite Sir Lawrence Olivier.
  • At the age of 15, she left her father’s home, as an act of teenage rebellion and flew to Los Angeles with her friend Christopher Atkins, who was also an actor.
  • In August 1979, she managed to find a place on the cover of the famous Time Magazine. She was merely 14 years old at the time.
  • In 2003, Diane was named one of People magazine’s Most Beautiful People in the World.
  • In 2005, She was ranked at #79 on VH1’s The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars.
  • In 2015, she was placed on the #45 spot by in their Top 99 Most Desirable Women list. The following year, she was placed on the 85th rank.
  • In 2018, Lane would star as Annette Shepherd in the final season of Netflix’s hit series House of Cards and can be seen in Steven knight neo-noir thriller film Serenity, scheduled for release in 2019.


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