About this star

  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 01 Nov 2010
  • Address:
    6264 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 473rd
    Monthly Average: 465th
  • Notes: Selected for 2011, 2,421st Star

Diane Ladd

Next star: Dave Garroway
Previous star: Peggy Castle


Ladd in May 2013

Diane Ladd (born November 29, 1935) is an American actress, film director, producer and author. She has appeared in over 120 roles, on television, and in miniseries and feature films, including Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Wild at Heart (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), Touched by an Angel (1997) (TV), Primary Colors (1998), 28 Days (2000), and American Cowslip (2008). Twice divorced and currently married, Ladd is the mother of actress Laura Dern, by her ex-husband, actor Bruce Dern. Ladd has won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA and has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Fact file

  • Born: Rose Diane Ladner November 29, 1935 (age 79) Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actress, director, producer, writer
  • Years active: 1958–present
  • Spouse(s): Bruce Dern (1960–1969; divorced); 2 children William A. Shea, Jr. (1969–1977; divorced) Robert Charles Hunter (1999–present)
  • Children: Laura Dern
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Diane Ladd at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

The real life Jean Seberg and the tragic tale behind Kristen Stewart's 'Seberg'
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-02-26 13:00:42
Diane Baker, Diane Ladd and the writers and director of the movie "Seberg" reflect on the tumultuous life and mysterious death of the 1960s New Wave star.

Laura Dern makes 'acting legend' mom Diane Ladd cry during heartwarming Oscars speech
USA Today Movies, 2020-02-10 03:52:01
Laura Dern brought mother Diane Ladd to tears after winning an Oscar for best supporting actress Sunday for Netflix's "Marriage Story."        

Variety, 2019-11-13 21:47:51
“The sound of filmmaking has been my own personal score,” Laura Dern said on Tuesday night in New York City, as she accepted honors at the Museum of Modern Art’s annual Film Benefit, presented by Chanel. “Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd birthed me and bred me on cinema,” she prefaced. ...

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