September 02, 2006
Diane Ladd, Golden Globe– and British Academy Award–Winning Actress, Director, Producer, 7-28-06
Diane Ladd has been nominated three times each for Emmys and Oscars. She is the recipient of 23 awards, including a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award; and has been heralded by Time magazine as “one of the ten top actresses, not only in this country, but in the whole world.” As the writer and director of MRS. MUNCK, Diane won three Best Director awards and co-opened the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland. She has starred in many films, including the Academy Award Winners “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974), “Wild At Heart” (1990), and “Rambling Rose” (1992). Diane and her daughter, Laura Dern, made show-business history as the only mother/daughter duo to be nominated for an Oscar in the same film.
Diane’s book, Spiraling Through the School of Life, was released by Hay House, Inc. earlier this year. Her next book, Two Rebels with a Cause, should be in bookstores in Fall 2006. In it, she depicts the parallel struggles of Martha Mitchell and Diane Ladd as they fought for the rights of others in their plight to make America a better place.
Diane is the Founder and President of the Art & Culture Taskforce, a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening Education and the Arts in America. She's recognized as a leader in actively pursuing improvement in all facets of the creative arts. Diane is a member of the Board of Advisors for The National Foundation of Alternative Medicine; and is a nutritional lecturer, consultant, medical intuitive, and healer who has worked in tandem with many notable doctors for more than 20 years.
An astute business person, Diane’s creative and fiscal success is a strongpoint as President of Exxcell Entertainment, a film production company she founded in the late 1990s with her husband, Robert C. Hunter, Chairman and CEO. She is a Screen Actors Guild national board member, holding a number of noteworthy positions through the years and is active in seeking gainful work for her constituents. As a successful director, producer and actor, her lobbying efforts were instrumental in keeping US productions in America as she persuaded key members of Congress to pass tax legislation favorable to investors, the film industry, and its workforce.
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