Diane Lane is an American film actress born on January 22, 1965 in New York City. When she was as young as six, she started to perform at the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York. As a teenager, she made several appearances in films such as A Little Romance and The Cherry Orchard, in which she received wide acclaim and was termed as one of Hollywood's "Whiz Kids." In the 1980s, she featured in movies such as The Outsiders (1982) and Rumble Fish (1983). However, she failed to make impression with Streets of Fire, The Cotton Club, The Big Town and Lady Beware. Her role in the 1989's popular and critically acclaimed TV miniseries Lonesome Dove earned her an Emmy Award nomination. Lane's performance in the independent film My New Gun was also well received at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of her other praise worthy films include Chaplin (1992), A Walk on the Moon (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000) and Unfaithful (2002). She has won the the National Society of Film Critics, the New York Film Critics Circle awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Actress. She is also a co-recipient of the Women in FilmCrystal Award.