Diane Ladd Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth

Mother of Laura Dern, Diane Ladd came along with her on the red carpet and Laura also thanked her in her emotional Oscar speech. She was born on 29th November 1935 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA and spent over 50 years in acting journey. In her acting career spanning more than five decades, she has had roles in over 120 film and television productions. Her father was a veterinarian by trade and sold self-made products in the South America. After graduating from high school, Ladd attended a girls’ boarding school in New Orleans, sang in the church choir and in bands, and devoted herself to the theater.

Brief Career:

Diane was discovered by actor John Carradine, who became aware of her at the Galley Circle Theater in New Orleans. Almost after spending a decade in theater acting, she made appearance and numerous plays and gained lot of acclaim and attention. Following to this in 1970s, she focused on film offerings and entered in film industries. Her breakthrough as an actress paved the way for her to play a cheeky waitress in Martin Scorsese’s drama Alice doesn’t live here anymore (1974). She got three nominations for role, Oscar, the prestigious BAFTA and a Golden Globe in the same category of Best Supporting Actress.

Diane received another Oscar nomination as supporting actress in 1991 for Wild at Heart by David Lynch, next to her daughter Laura Dern and her ex-husband Bruce Dern. Other films in which Ladd and Dern collaborated were Alexander Payne’s comedy Baby Business (1996), Billy Bob Thornton’s Daddy and Them (2001), Crazy in Arkansas (2001) and David Lynch’s Inland Empire (2006). Despite her age she recently appeared in Canadian/American dramedy Chesapeake Shores since 2016 for four seasons. Although no news about season 5 is yet available whether cancelled or not.

Diane Ladd Biography

Real Name Rose Diane Ladner
Birth Date November 29, 1935
Age 84 years
Birth Place Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actress, Director, Producer, Author
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Diane Ladd Height, Weight and Body Measurement

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 49 kg  –  in Pounds –  110 lbs
Body Measurements 35-25-34
Bra (Breast) Size 35C
Waist Size 25 Inches
Hip Size 34 Inches
Shoe Size Not Known
Dress Size 4 US
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Hourglass
Sexual Orientation Straight


School Not Known
College Not Known


Father Preston Paul Lanier
Mother Mary Lanier
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known

Diane Ladd Affairs (Relationship Status)

What is Diane Ladd marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorce) Married
How many children does Diane Ladd have? (name) Two (Laura Dern, Diane Elizabeth Dern)
Is Diane Ladd having any relationship affair? No
Is Diane Ladd lesbian? No
Who is Diane Ladd husband? (name) Robert Charles Hunter, (Ex-husband : Bruce Dern, William A. Shea, Jr.)

Diane Ladd Movies

Murder, Inc. (1960) as a Showgirl
Something Wild (1961) as a Bit Part
40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) as a Young Bride on Honeymoon
The Wild Angels (1966) as a Gaysh
The Reivers (1969) as a Phoebe
The Rebel Rousers (1970) as a Karen
Macho Callahan (1970) as a Girl
WUSA (1970) as a Barmaid at Railroad Station
The Steagle (1971) as a Mrs. Forbes
White Lightning (1973) as a Maggie
Chinatown (1974) as a Ida Sessions
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974) as a Flo
Embryo (1976) as a Martha Douglas
All Night Long (1981) as a Helen Dupler
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) as a Mrs. Nightshade
Sweetwater (1983) as a Lucy
Black Widow (1987) as a Etta
Plain Clothes (1987) as a Jane Melway
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) as a Nora Griswold
Wild at Heart (1990) as a Marietta Fortune
A Kiss Before Dying (1991) as a Mrs. Corliss
Rambling Rose (1991) as a Mother
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (1992) as a Lucille
Forever (1992) as a Mabel Normand
Spies Inc. (1992) as a Alice
The Cemetery Club (1993) as a Lucille Rubin
Carnosaur (1993) as a Dr. Jane Tiptree
Father Hood (1993) as a Rita
Mother (1995) as a Olivia Hendrix
Mrs. Munck (1995) as a Mrs. Munck
Raging Angels (1995) as a Sister Kate
Citizen Ruth (1996) as a Ruth’s Mother
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) as a Grandma Caroline Moore
James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997) as a Mama Pierangeli
Primary Colors (1998) as a Mamma Stanton
Route 66 (1998)
Can’t Be Heaven (1999) as a Nona Gina
28 Days (2000) as a Bobbie Jean
The Law of Enclosures (2000) as a Bea
Daddy and Them (2001) as a Jewel
Rain (2001) as a Audrey Turnquick
Redemption of the Ghost (2002) as a Aunt Helen
More than Puppy Love (2002) as a Aunt Edna
The Virgin (2002)
Charlie’s War (2003) as a Jobie
The World’s Fastest Indian (2005) as a Ada
Come Early Morning (2006) as a Nana
When I Find the Ocean (2006) as a Edna
Inland Empire (2006) as a Marilyn Levens
Jake’s Corner (2008) as a Fran
American Cowslip (2008) as a Roe
Grave Secrets (2013) as a Emily Barnes
Just Before I Go (2014) as a Mamma
I Dream Too Much (2015) as a Vera
Joy (2015) as a Mimi
Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016) as a Ruth Jeffers
Amerigeddon (2016) as a Betty
Boonville Redemption (2016) as a Grandma Mary
The Last Full Measure (2019) as a Alice Pitsenbarger
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Diane Ladd Net Worth:

She spent about 50 years or 5 decades in acting and appeared in more than 120 films and television roles. Her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million although there is no confirmed source which says exact wealth or her.

Trivia: Important Facts about Diane Ladd:

  • She was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi although now lives in
  • Diane and her daughter Laura starred in four films in which they actually played mother and daughter.
  • At present, Diane and Laura is still the only mother-daughter duo that received Oscar nomination on the same year.
  • Tennessee Williams was his third cousin and left great influence on her life and still he is considered as a heritage in her family.
  • Apart from acting, she has directed several movies as well and still the date, Diane is the only wife that has directed her ex-husband.
  • Daine holds a master degree in psychology and works as a part time nutrition counselor.
  • On 1st November 2010, for her contribution in film and television she received a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard, California.

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