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Diane Ladd

Southern belle Diane Ladd was born Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi. Her mother, Mary Bernadette (Anderson), was a former actress, from a Norwegian and German immigrant family, and her father, Preston Paul Ladner, was a veterinarian, from a family with deep roots in the American South. Ladd has earned recognition for her Academy ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 The Last Full Measure (post-production)
Alice Pitsenbarger
 2016-2017 Chesapeake Shores (TV Series)
Nell O'Brien
- Freefall (2017) ... Nell O'Brien
- The Royal Court (2017) ... Nell O'Brien
- Forest Through the Trees (2017) ... Nell O'Brien
- All Our Yesterdays (2017) ... Nell O'Brien
- Grand Openings (2017) ... Nell O'Brien
 2016 Boonville Redemption
Grandma Mary
 2016 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Motel Lady
- Federal Boobie Inspector (2016) ... Motel Lady
 2016 AmeriGeddon
 2016 Sophie and the Rising Sun
Ruth Jeffers
 2015/I Joy
 2015 I Dream Too Much
 2014 Just Before I Go
Mamma (uncredited)
 2013 Grave Secrets
Emily Barnes
 2011-2013 Enlightened (TV Series)
Helen Jellicoe
- No Doubt (2013) ... Helen Jellicoe (credit only)
- The Ghost Is Seen (2013) ... Helen Jellicoe (credit only)
- Follow Me (2013) ... Helen Jellicoe
 2013 Deadtime Stories (TV Series)
- Grave Secrets (2013) ... Barnsey
 2008 Jake's Corner
 2008 Menace (TV Movie)
Roszko's Mother
 2007 Montana Sky (TV Movie)
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Pooler
- No Place to Hide (2006) ... Mrs. Pooler
 2006 When I Find the Ocean
 2006 Come Early Morning
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series)
Zelda Amatuzzi (2005)
- Committed (2005) ... Zelda Amatuzzi (2005)
 2004 Gracie's Choice (TV Movie)
Louela Lawson
 2003 Charlie's War
 2003 Aftermath (TV Movie)
 2002 Damaged Care (TV Movie)
Mary 'Rhodie' Rhodes
 2002 Living with the Dead (TV Movie)
Regina Van Praagh
 2002 More Than Puppy Love
Aunt Edna
 2002 Redemption of the Ghost
Aunt Helen
 2001/I Rain
Audrey Turnquick
 2000 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Annabelle Lee Stowe
- BRCA2 (2000) ... Annabelle Lee Stowe
- BRCA1 (2000) ... Annabelle Lee Stowe
 2000 Sharing the Secret (TV Movie)
Nina's Mother
 2000 Best Actress (TV Movie)
Diane Ladd
 1999 Can't Be Heaven
Nona Gina
 1998 Route 66
 1998 The Staircase (TV Movie)
Sister Margaret
 1998 Primary Colors
Mamma Stanton
 1994-1997 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Louise Burdette
- Mother Christmas (1997) ... Louise Burdette
- Things Left Undone (1994) ... Louise Burdette
 1997 The Westing Game (TV Movie)
Berthe Erica Crow
 1997 James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young
Mama Pierangeli
 1997 Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II (TV Movie)
Aunt Shelly Fein
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Grandma Caroline Moore
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series)
Martina Masdon
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Martina Masdon
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Martina Masdon
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Martina Masdon
 1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge (TV Movie)
Irma Coulter
 1996 Citizen Ruth
Ruth's Mother (uncredited)
 1995 Raging Angels
Sister Kate
 1995 Mrs. Munck
Mrs. Munck
 1995 Mother (Video)
Olivia Hendrix
 1994 The Gift (TV Short)
 1994 Hush Little Baby (TV Movie)
 1993 Sisters (TV Series)
Belle Adderly
 1993 Harts of the West (TV Series)
Alison's mom
- Guess Who's Coming to Chow? (1993) ... Alison's mom
 1993 Father Hood
 1993 Carnosaur
Dr. Jane Tiptree
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Celeste Bauman
- Cold Shower (1993) ... Celeste Bauman
 1992 Spies Inc.
 1992 Blue Champagne (Video)
 1992 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me
 1991 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
 1991 A Kiss Before Dying
Mrs. Corliss
 1990 The Lookalike (TV Movie)
Mary Helen Needam
 1990 Rock Hudson (TV Movie)
 1989 Heartland (TV Series)
- B.L. Moves Out (1989) ... Marjorie
 1989 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
- The Face in the Mirror Mystery (1989) ... Arlene
 1988 Bluegrass (TV Movie)
Verna Howland
 1987 Plain Clothes
Jane Melway
 1987 Celebration Family (TV Movie)
Mrs. Heflin
 1987 Black Widow
 1985 Crime of Innocence (TV Movie)
Rose Hayward
 1980-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Christa Johnson / Bernice Bronson / Ruby Gibson
- A Day in Port (1985) ... Christa Johnson
 1984 I Married a Centerfold (TV Movie)
Jeanette Bryan
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
 1983 Sweetwater
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes
Mrs. Nightshade
 1983 Grace Kelly (TV Movie)
Margaret Kelly
 1982 Desperate Lives (TV Movie)
Carol Cameron
 1981 All Night Long
Helen Dupler
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Lynette Jones
 1979 Willa (TV Movie)
 1978 Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (TV Movie)
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Amelia Gordon
 1977 The November Plan (TV Movie)
Laura Taylor
 1976 Embryo
Martha Douglas
 1976 Addie and the King of Hearts (TV Movie)
Irene Davis
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
- The November Plan: Part 1 (1976) ... Laura
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
- General Delivery (1975) ... Amy
 1973 White Lightning
Maggie (as Diane Lad)
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Alice Shaw (as Diane Lad)
 1971 The Steagle
Mrs. Forbes
 1970 WUSA
Barmaid at Railroad Station (uncredited)
 1970 Macho Callahan
 1970 The Rebel Rousers
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Peggy Barnard
- Robert Phillips vs. the Man (1968) ... Peggy Barnard
 1964-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bonnie Mae Haley / Lulu / Elena Kerlin
- The Favor (1967) ... Bonnie Mae Haley
- Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs (1966) ... Lulu
- Blue Heaven (1964) ... Elena Kerlin
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Muriel Akely
- Boy Into Man (1967) ... Muriel Akely
 1966 Shane (TV Series)
Amy Sloate
- The Distant Bell (1966) ... Amy Sloate
 1966 The Wild Angels
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Ronda Cameron
- Seminole Territory (1966) ... Ronda Cameron
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- The Game with Glass Pieces (1964) ... Cissy
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Annie Thompson
- Rodger Young (1964) ... Annie Thompson
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
- Come Watch Me Die (1964) ... Stella
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
- George's 32nd Cousin (1963) ... Sharlene
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mrs. Otis
- I Don't Even Live Here (1963) ... Mrs. Otis
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Miss Frances
- The Case of the Shifty Shoebox (1963) ... Miss Frances
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Helen Saunders
- The Left Field Caper (1963) ... Helen Saunders
 1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Charlotte Cable
- The Counterfeit League (1963) ... Charlotte Cable
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Alma Prewitt
- Step Over the Sky (1963) ... Alma Prewitt
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Young Bride on Honeymoon (uncredited)
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Gloria Tyler
- Act of God (1961) ... Gloria Tyler
 1961 Something Wild
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1960 Murder, Inc.
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Naked City (TV Series)
Kathie Mills / Yankee Cretias
- The Canvas Bullet (1959) ... Kathie Mills
- Line of Duty (1958) ... Yankee Cretias
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
- Victor Reisel (1959) ... Judy
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
- A Thing of Beauty: File #29 (1958) ... Lois
 1957 Decoy (TV Series)
Selma Richmond
- Two Days to Kill (1957) ... Selma Richmond
 1954 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Kitty Styles #2 (1971-1972)
 1949 The Big Story (TV Series)
- The Small of Death ... Vera
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[on Jean Seberg during the making of Macho Callahan (1970)] She was terribly sensitive, almost like a little girl. We shot in a village outside Mexico City one day, and they set up tables for the cast and crew to eat. These skinny dogs wandered over, and Jean started to feed them off her plate. Someone snapped that you don't do that - not when there were people going hungry. Jean looked awfully ... See more »


Became a grandmother for the first time at age 65 when her daughter Laura Dern gave birth to her son Ellery Walker Harper, with [now ex] husband Ben Harper, on August 10, 2001. See more »

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