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Actor

Diane
Venora

Diane began her career at Juilliard studying under John Houseman. Diane was the first American woman to play the title role in Hamlet, directed by Joe Papp (1982, New York Shakespeare Festival). Diane played Ophelia in Kevin Kline’s production of Hamlet (1990), and Gertrude (1999) opposite Liev Schreiber, directed by Andrei Serban; Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hermoine opposite Mandy Patinkin in The Winters Tale, both directed by James Lapine; and Lady Macbeth in Terry Hands’ Broadway production of Macbeth (2000). In film, Diane received the New York Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe nomination for her work in Bird, directed by Clint Eastwood. Other credits include: FX by Robert Mandel, Wolfen, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club, Michael Mann’s Heat and The Insider, Surviving Picasso directed by James Ivory, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Hamlet opposite Ethan Hawke, and Clint Eastwood’s True Crime.