Diane Ladd is an award-winning American actor, film director, producer, and author. In her expansive acting career of over 6 decades, she has appeared in over 200 films and TV shows, earning critical acclaim and more than 57 international awards, such as the BAFTA, the Golden Globe, and the Independent Spirit Award. Let’s know more about her through this article.
What is Diane Ladd famous for?
- An American actress, film director, producer and author.
- The President of the Art and Culture Taskforce.
Who is Diane Ladd’s parent?
Recalling her early life, Diane was born as Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi, the US in the year 1935. She is the only child of Preston Paul Ladner and Mary Bernadette. Her father was a veterinarian who sold products for poultry and livestock and, her mother as a housewife and an actress.
Despite being the only child, she grew up around several of her cousins. Similarly, she is American by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. Further, her birth sign is Sagittarius.
Where is Diane Ladd go for education?
For education, Diane attended Mississippi High School, Mississippi, the US where she used to sing in the choir and act in plays too. In 1949, at the age of 16, she completed high school.
After high school, she enrolled at New Orleans University, Louisiana, the US where she learned acting. She has a Master’s degree in Esoteric Psychology.
When did Diane Ladd begin his acting career?
- Moving towards his career, Diane began her career in show business with bit roles in series such as Decoy (1957) and Naked City (1958-1959) and uncredited roles in films such as Murder, Inc. (1960). Her first credited film role was that of Gaysh in the hit 1966 American outlaw biker film The Wild Angels.
- She made her Broadway debut with the American play Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights in 1968. She garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance in the play A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander (1976).
- Moving on with other TV and film roles, She landed up with a role in the long-running CBS soap opera The Secret Storm in 1971, becoming the second actor to portray Kitty Style.
- In 1980, She joined the cast of the CBS sitcom Alice, which was based on the film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. She featured as a tough but kind-hearted woman named Isabelle “Belle” Dupree in 22 episodes of the series, till 1981.
- She appeared in the independent screwball comedy film Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kisses Me (1992) with her real-life mother, Mary. The film featured Diane as Lucille, a flirty, aging Southern belle.
- While succeeding in her big-screen pursuits, She has also appeared in several TV programs, such as the series Kingdom Hospital (2004) and Enlightened (2011-2013) and the TV movies Get a Clue (1997) and Montana Sky (2007), Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman (1993) and Touched by an Angel (1997) have both earned her Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
- She presently stars as Nell O’Brien in the Canadian-American drama series Chesapeake Shores. The series premiered on the Hallmark Channel on August 14th, 2016.
- Besides acting, She released the books Spiraling Through The School of Life: A Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Discovery in April 2006 and A Bad Afternoon for a Piece of Cake: A Collection of Ten Short Stories in November 2016.
Who is Diane Ladd married to?
Reflecting on her personal life, Diane was married to American actor Bruce Dern, from 1960 to 1969. Their first daughter, Diane Elizabeth Dern succumbed to a massive brain hemorrhage as an infant of about 18 months, after she fell into a swimming pool on May 18th, 1962. Their second daughter is Laura Dern.
Who is Diane Ladd’s Daughter Laura Dern?
From April 1973 to 1976, She was married to William A Shea, Jr. Since February 14th, 1999, she is married to Robert Charles Hunter. Presently, the pair lives happily and still together.
How much is Diane Ladd’s worth?
Being a part of the entertainment industry, Diane earns an impressive amount of money and fame through her profession as an actress and author. Based on some online reports, her estimated net worth said to be $20 million at present. However, her salary is yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Diane Ladd?
Observing her body physics, Diane Ladd stands a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 49 Kg. Similarly, she has an hourglass body with a body measurement of 35-25-34 inches. She used 35C bra size and 4 (US) dress sizes. Further, her eyes are brown and hair color is blonde.