Nov. 29th, 1932
Meridian, Mississippi, USA
Diane Ladd's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Jake's Corner
2006 - Inland Empire
2006 - Come Early Morning
2005 - The World's Fastest Indian
2001 - Daddy and Them
2000 - 28 Days
1998 - Primary Colors
1996 - Citizen Ruth
1996 - Ghosts of Mississippi
1993 - Carnosaur
1991 - Rambling Rose
1991 - A Kiss Before Dying
1990 - Wild at Heart
1989 - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
1987 - Black Widow
1983 - Something Wicked This Way Comes
1974 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1974 - Chinatown
1973 - White Lightning
1970 - The Rebel Rousers
1969 - The Reivers
1966 - The Wild Angels
1962 - 40 Pounds of Trouble
1960 - Murder, Inc.
Guest TV Roles
Annabelle Lee Stowe
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- Had two daughters by ex-husband 'Bruce Dern' (qv). Her first daughter, born in 1961, accidentally drowned at the age of 18 months, years before second daughter, 'Laura Dern' (qv), was born in 1967.
- She has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress three times (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore; _Wild at Heart (1990)_ (qv); and _Rambling Rose (1991)_ (qv)). All three movies also starred her daughter 'Laura Dern' (qv).
- Played mother to real-life daughter 'Laura Dern' (qv) in 4 movies: _Citizen Ruth (1996)_ (qv), _Daddy and Them (2001)_ (qv), _Wild at Heart (1990)_ (qv) and _White Lightning (1973)_ (qv).
- Appeared in the film _Carnosaur (1993)_ (qv), the same year that her daughter, 'Laura Dern' (qv), appeared in another dinosaur film, _Jurassic Park (1993)_ (qv).
- Was a chorus girl at NYC's Copacabana in the 1950s.
- Hers and her daughter's ('Laura Dern' (qv)) Oscar nominations for _Rambling Rose (1991)_ (qv) mark the first time a mother and daughter ever received Oscar nominations for the same movie.
- Measurements: 34 1/2-22-34 (as a 1950s pin-up) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
- Her ancestry includes French, Cherokee and English.