|Born||in Wilmington, Delaware, USA|
|Birth Name||Diane Louise Salinger|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Salinger's first movie appearance was in William Malone's Creature (1985). The same year the actress appeared in what she considers her favorite movie she's been in her 30-year career: Tim Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985); in the film, Salinger played Simone, a truck-stop waitress and hopeless romantic who connects with Pee-wee (Paul Reubens) on an emotional level while watching the sun rise from a T-Rex roadside attraction. The following decade, Salinger reunited with Reubens for Batman Returns (1992) (Tim Burton's second installment of his initial Batman (1989) film series). The two have cameo roles as Penguin's (Danny DeVito) parents, Tucker and Esther Cobblepot. The same year, Alfredo and Deborah Ringel directed Salinger in a starring role, in their film Unbecoming Age (1992). The film tells a story of Julia (Salinger) who, for her 40th birthday, wishes to forget how old she is. A bottle of magic bubbles makes her wish come true, instantly transforming Julia into an ageless and happy woman. She starred opposite George Clooney.
Over the next decade, Salinger lent her craft to the short-lived HBO's dark fantasy series, Carnivàle (2003), in the series Salinger portrayed the catatonic clairvoyant, Apollonia Bojakshiya), and Clea DuVall acted as her tarot card-reading daughter, Sofie. For season two, Salinger's status was reduced to guest-starring, making her last appearance in episode: Carnivàle: New Canaan, CA (2005). Salinger appeared in several other projects: she played Rose Browning, an old witch in WGN America's supernatural horror television series Salem (2014), and, for a third time, reunited with Paul Reubens for Netflix's Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016); the film centers around Pee-Wee, who after meeting a mysterious stranger, is inspired to take his first holiday. Salinger played Penny King, the Katharine Hepburn-like explorer with the flying car. The character appears around 51:43, befriending Pee-wee and his new helicopter hairstyle outside a hotel.
Other notable film credits include The Morning After (1986), The Butcher's Wife (1991) and Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anthony Ronald Vario