What is Diane Lane’s net worth and salary?
Diane Lane is an American film actress who has a net worth of $40 million. After starting her career in 1979 with the film “A Little Romance”, Lane established herself as one of the most recognizable actresses in Hollywood. Some of her most notable films over the decades have appeared in films such as ‘Rumble Fish’, ‘Judge Dredd’, ‘The Perfect Storm’ and ‘Trumbo’.
After her performance in the 2002 film Unfaithful, she won a number of honors and awards. These included a Satellite Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. Additionally, she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in this film. In recent years, Diane Lane has gained prominence for her portrayal of Martha Kent in a number of Superman films, including “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League.”
Diane Colleen Lane was born on January 22, 1965 in New York City. Diane was born into a family with strong roots in the entertainment world. Her mother, Colleen Leigh Farrington, performed in nightclubs and posed for Playboy magazine in her mid-1950s. Her father, Burton Eugene Lane, was a respected theater coach who ran acting workshops in Manhattan before teaching humanities at City College. That said, her parents split up when Diane was just a few, and her mother got primary custody.
When Diane’s mother moved to Georgia, her father assumed primary custody when she was six. She then lived in hotels with him and rode with him in his taxi (a part-time job for Burton). However, her time with her father was also relatively short-lived, until the age of 15 she flew to Los Angeles and declared herself an independent adult. By this time, she was already somewhat established in the world of acting.
Realizing that her actions were somewhat reckless, Diane soon moved back to New York – though she still refused to go home. Instead, she stayed with a friend’s family and paid their rent. In the early 80s, he was going back to high school. To add another twist to the story, her mother showed up and kidnapped her before she could graduate. She was then taken to Georgia and only after a long court battle was her father able to bring her back to New York. This incident soured Lane’s relationship with her mother and they did not speak to each other for several years.
Diane Lane began her acting career as a child actor. She was originally inspired by watching her grandmother – a preacher – during her sermons and wanted to do something similar to these “performances”. By the age of six, he was acting professionally in theaters in New York. An early role came in a production of “Medea.” When she was 12, Diane starred alongside Meryl Streep and Irene Worth in a production of “The Cherry Orchard.” Despite receiving several offers for theater roles, she decided to take a break from stage work when she was 13. At this time, she made her film debut in “A Little Romance” and won widespread praise from critics.
In the early 80s, Diane Lane began a successful transition from child to adult roles. During this time, she played a teenager in ‘Cattle Annie and Little Britches’ before appearing in ‘Six Pack’. Francis Ford Coppola then decided to use the young actress in two adaptations of SE Hinton books: “The Outsiders” and “Rumble Fish”. These films were her breakthrough in Hollywood and she starred alongside many young actors who started successful careers.
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Unfortunately, the next period of her career was not as successful. She appeared in two box-office and critical bombs: “Streets of Fire” and “The Cotton Club,” and they completely derailed progress. Lane took such a toll on her, she took a break from acting and returned to Georgia to reconcile with her mother.
It wasn’t until the late 1980s that Diane returned to Hollywood, and by the end of the decade she was back in prominence with the TV miniseries Lonesome Dove. The 90s proved to be even more successful for Lane, and she appeared in a slew of notable films. After landing a supporting role in the 2000 film The Perfect Storm, she followed up with a starring role in Unfaithful. This was a defining moment in her career and she received widespread praise for her commitment and exceptional performance in the highly sexualized film.
Over the next few years, Diane Lane continued to book a number of roles in various films, including “Jumper,” “Untraceable,” and “Killshot,” before joining the DC Cinematic Universe as Martha Kent. Her first time playing Superman’s adoptive mother came in 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’ and she reprized the role in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League’. Lane spent his following in film continuing to work in both vision and, ending with a notable role in the Kevin Costner neo-western Let Him Go. Throughout his career, Lane has also returned to the stage several times.
In 1984, Diane Lane began a relationship with actor Christopher Lambert after meeting him while promoting ‘The Cotton Club’. The relationship was quite short, but their breakup only lasted until they reunited two years later while filming a movie called Priceless Beauty. Their relationship began again, and in 1988 they were married in New Mexico. Lambert and Lane had a child together before splitting in the early 90s. Their divorce was finally finalized in 1994.
In 2003, Diane became engaged to veteran actor Josh Brolin and they married in 2004. During their first year of marriage, Lane called the police after the couple got into an altercation. Brolin was arrested on felony domestic battery charges, but Diane refused to press charges and accepted that the entire incident was a misunderstanding. Their relationship then continued without further incident for many years, although they chose to divorce in 2013.