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Diane Venora


Diane Venora was born Diana Venora in East Hartford Connecticut. She left Hartford for a full scholarship in the Drama Division of The Juilliard School. After graduating from Juilliard, she performed extensively on the stage and developed a reputation as a talented stage actress, particularly in Shakespearian plays. In 1983, she starred in Joseph ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Heat
Heat Justine
(1995)
The Insider
The Insider Liane Wigand
(1999)
The 13th Warrior
The 13th Warrior Queen Weilew
(1999)
The Jackal
The Jackal Major Valentina Koslova
(1997)

Filmography

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 2016 The Victorians (TV Movie)
Mary Rutherford
 2010 The Wish List (TV Movie)
Brenda
 2010 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Audrey Taylor
- Push (2010) ... Audrey Taylor
 2009 NCIS (TV Series)
Shada Shakarji
- Outlaws and In-Laws (2009) ... Shada Shakarji
 2009 The Ministers
Gina Santana
 2009 Silver Street (Short)
 2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
Sharon
- Second Chances (2009) ... Sharon
 2009 Follow the Prophet
Red
 2008 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Lea Muller
- Resurrection (2008) ... Lea Muller
 2008 Childless
Mary
 2008/II Stiletto
Sylvia Vadalos
 2007 Medium (TV Series)
Sarah Jane Levitt
- Very Merry Maggie (2007) ... Sarah Jane Levitt
 2006 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Doris
- The Fisher King: Part 1 (2006) ... Doris
 2005 C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (TV Movie documentary)
Joy Gresham
 2005/I Touched
Carole Davis
 2005 Threshold (TV Series)
Andrea Hatten / Angela Hatten
- The Order (2005) ... Andrea Hatten
- Shock (2005) ... Andrea Hatten
- Trees Made of Glass: Part 2 (2005) ... Angela Hatten
- Trees Made of Glass: Part 1 (2005) ... Angela Hatten
 2005 Self Medicated
Louise Eriksen
 2004 Breaking Dawn
Mother
 2004 Stateside
Mrs. Hengen
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Marilyn Nesbit
- Home (2004) ... Marilyn Nesbit
 2004 Class Actions (TV Movie)
Justine Harrison
 2002 Heartbreak Hospital
Sunday Tyler / Andrea Harmon
 2001 Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
Gabriella Francini
 2000 Looking for an Echo
Joanne Delgado
 2000 The Practice (TV Series)
Margaret Wakefield
- Appeal and Denial (2000) ... Margaret Wakefield
 2000 Race Against Time (TV Movie)
Dr. Helen Steele
 2000 Hamlet
Gertrude
 1999 The Joyriders
Celeste
 1999 The 13th Warrior
Queen Weilew
 1997 Seed: A Love Story (Short)
Julia
 1996 Surviving Picasso
Jacqueline
 1995 Heat
Justine
 1995 Three Wishes
Joyce
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mara Feder
- Night & Fog (1993) ... Mara Feder
 1990 Great Performances (TV Series)
Ophelia
- Hamlet (1990) ... Ophelia
 1988 Bird
Chan Parker
 1986 F/X
Ellen Keith
 1985 Terminal Choice
Anna Lang
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series)
Corinna
- Part 5 (1985) ... Corinna
- Part 4 (1985) ... Corinna
- Part 3 (1985) ... Corinna
- Part 2 (1985) ... Corinna
- Part 1 (1985) ... Corinna
 1983 Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (TV Movie)
Marie Fidele Hunt
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Ellen Brill
- Rivals (1981) ... Ellen Brill
 1980 Getting There (TV Short)
Melanie
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Personal Quote:

I love to struggle. I think life without pain is no life. I'd rather be dead than comfortable.

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Was replaced on the TV sitcom Thunder Alley (1994) because the producers said that she was playing her role (Bobbi Turner) as if she were still on Broadway. See more »

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