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Diane Salinger

The statuesque and porcelain featured Diane Salinger studied acting with Uta Hagen and Stella Adler before graduating from Columbia University, where she studied drama. Her film debut was in the 1980's horror-flick, Creature (1985), Diane then went on to guest-star as Simone in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), she later reunited with Paul Reubens in... See full bio »

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 2016 All Hallow's Eve (post-production)
Delayna Hallow
 2016 Inferno by Dante (post-production)
Speaker - 6th Circle: The Heretics and Medusa
 2016 Pee-wee's Big Holiday (TV Movie) (post-production)
Penny King
 2015/I Ovation (completed)
 2016 Slay Belles
 2015/II Forever
 2015 No Deposit
Gloria Markovitz
 2014 Model Citizen (TV Short)
Marie Everhart
 2014/II Freedom
 2014 Murdered: Soul Suspect (Video Game)
Nightgown Lady / Everine Bishop / Grace Crouch (voice)
 2014 Salem (TV Series)
- The Red Rose and the Briar (2014) ... Rose (as Diane Louise Salinger)
- Lies (2014) ... Rose (as Diane Louise Salinger)
- Survivors (2014) ... Rose (as Diane Louise Salinger)
- In Vain (2014) ... Rose (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2014/I Stitch
 2013 First Period
Ms. Mallow
 2012 Just 45 Minutes from Broadway
Vivien Cooper Isaacs
 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Arob / Atub / Bagrak / ... (voice, as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2011 Terri
Mrs. Vick (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2010 Queen of the Lot
 2010 Dante's Inferno: Abandon All Hope (Documentary short)
Speaker: The Furies
 2009 Dark House
Mrs. Darrode (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2009 The Telling (Video)
Alina (segment "Crimson Echo") (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Hilda Morton
- Kill Me if You Can (2009) ... Hilda Morton (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2008 Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (Video)
The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2008 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Jamie / Diane Whitfield
- Episode #1.8932 (2008) ... Diane Whitfield
- Episode #1.8892 (2008) ... Jamie
- Episode #1.8891 (2008) ... Jamie
- Episode #1.8889 (2008) ... Jamie
 2008 20 Years After
Margaret (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2007 Color Me Olsen (Short)
 2006 Rest Stop (Video)
The Mother (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2006 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Dr. Aurelia Birnholz-Vazquez
- Life Among the Gorillas (2006) ... Dr. Aurelia Birnholz-Vazquez (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2005 Love's Long Journey (TV Movie)
Barbara Taylorson (as Diane Louise Salinger)
 2003-2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
- New Canaan, CA (2005) ... Apollonia
- Creed, OK (2005) ... Apollonia
- Alamogordo, N.M. (2005) ... Apollonia (credit only)
 2002 Charmed (TV Series)
Sea Hag
- A Witch's Tail: Part 1 (2002) ... Sea Hag
 2002 Almost a Woman (TV Movie)
Mrs. Moore
 2002 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Diane Winston
- Admissions (2002) ... Diane Winston
 2000 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (Video Game)
Queen Bansheera (voice)
 2000 Power Rangers in 3D: Triple Force (Video short)
Queen Bansheera (voice)
 2000 The Others (TV Series)
- Souls on Board (2000) ... Karen
 1999 The Auteur Theory
Jane Holmes-Caprice
 1999 The Kid with X-ray Eyes (Video)
 1998 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Dorothy Beinhorn
- Hidden Agenda (1998) ... Dorothy Beinhorn (as Diane L. Salinger)
 1998 ER (TV Series)
- Exodus (1998)
 1995-1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
- Shakaar (1995) ... Lupaza
 1996 Guy
 1995 One Night Stand
Barbara Joslyn
 1995 The Scarlet Letter
Margaret Bellingham
 1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons
Marian Mora Garfield
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Bea Duffy
- The Bank Dick (1995) ... Bea Duffy
 1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Sondra Arthur
- Portrait of Death (1994) ... Sondra Arthur
 1992 Unbecoming Age
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Selene Gutbaum
- Devil's Advocate (1992) ... Selene Gutbaum
 1992 Venice/Venice
 1992 Mann & Machine (TV Series)
Dr. Vanbiesbrouck
- Mann's Fate (1992) ... Dr. Vanbiesbrouck
 1992 Stormy Weathers (TV Movie)
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
 1991 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Paige Lockhart, Microlinks Vice President
- Mutinies on the Banzai (1991) ... Paige Lockhart, Microlinks Vice President
 1990 Alice
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Eugenia Rawlings
- Indifference (1990) ... Eugenia Rawlings
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Dr. Kelford
- Life After Death (1989) ... Dr. Kelford
 1988 Street of Dreams (TV Movie)
Anne Kepler
 1988 Maybe Baby (TV Movie)
Dr. Strauss
 1988 Bird
Baroness Nica
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Valerie Ives
- Handoff (1987) ... Valerie Ives
 1987 Right to Die (TV Movie)
 1987 The Verne Miller Story
Mortician's Wife
 1986 The Morning After
Isabel Harding
 1986 On Wings of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Emily Gaylord
- Part II (1986) ... Emily Gaylord
- Part I (1986) ... Emily Gaylord
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
- The Assignment (1985)
 1985 Creature
Melanie Bryce
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Alternate Names:

Diane L. Salinger | Diane Louise Salinger


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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