Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd

Highest Rated: 100% Rambling Rose (1991)

Lowest Rated: 10% Carnosaur (1993)

Birthday: Nov 29, 1935

Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, USA

Oscar-nominated character actress Diane Ladd achieved notoriety as the wisecracking waitress Flo in the feature classic "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1974), only to later reestablish herself with an unhinged portrayal as an obsessed mother opposite her real-life daughter Laura Dern in "Wild at Heart" (1990). After receiving her training on the stages of New York, Ladd became a fixture on episodic television prior to landing roles in low-budget films such as "The Wild Angels" (1966), alongside her actor husband, Bruce Dern. The same year as "Alice," Ladd also appeared in the masterful "Chinatown" (1974), directed by Roman Polanski. In 1980, she revisited the gang at Mel's diner when she joined the cast of the spin-off sitcom "Alice" (CBS, 1976-1985), as the replacement for Flo, the character she had created in the original Martin Scorsese film. Ladd followed her Academy Award-nominated turn in David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" with another Oscar nod for her performance in "Rambling Rose" (1991), also alongside daughter Laura. Ladd teamed with her daughter several more times, most notably in Alexander Payne's "Citizen Ruth" (1996) and again with Lynch for "Inland Empire" (2006). Boasting an incredibly diverse array of onscreen characterizations over a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ladd remained a vibrant presence in film and television well into the 21st Century.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Christmas Wish Nana (Character) - 2020
59% 96% The Last Full Measure Alice Pitsenbarger (Character) $2.9M 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Lost and Found Grandma Frances (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 55% Amerigeddon Betty (Character) $316.6K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boonville Redemption Unknown (Character) - 2016
64% 60% Sophie and the Rising Sun Ruth Jeffers (Character) $30.3K 2016
No Score Yet 33% I Dream Too Much Vera (Character) - 2015
61% 57% Joy Mimi (Character) $56.4M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grave Secrets Emily Barnes (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 50% American Cowslip Roe (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 54% Jake's Corner Fran (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayerthorpe Roszko's Mother (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 67% Nora Roberts' Montana Sky Bess (Character) - 2007
84% 49% Come Early Morning Nana (Character) $117.6K 2006
No Score Yet 42% When I Find the Ocean Edna (Character) - 2006
72% 75% Inland Empire Marilyn Levens (Character) - 2006
82% 89% The World's Fastest Indian Ada (Character) $5.1M 2005
No Score Yet 86% Gracie's Choice Louela Lawson (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 14% Aftermath Mother (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 38% Redemption of the Ghost Aunt Helen (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 57% Damaged Care Mary "Rhodie" Rhodes (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 33% The Law of Enclosures Bea (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 75% Christy: Choices of the Heart Alice Henderson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 43% Rain Audrey Turnquick (Character) $453.5K 2001
86% 54% Daddy and Them Jewel (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best Actress Herself (Character) - 2000
33% 50% 28 Days Bobbie Jean (Character) $37M 2000
No Score Yet 50% Christy: The Movie Alice Henderson (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 51% Sharing the Secret Nina's Mother (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 80% More Than Puppy Love Aunt Edna (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 62% Can't Be Heaven Nona Gina (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 51% Late Last Night Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 85% The Staircase Sister Margaret (Character) - 1998
81% 64% Primary Colors Mamma Stanton (Character) $39M 1998
No Score Yet 50% The Westing Game Berthe Erica Crow (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet James Dean: Race With Destiny Mama Pierangeli (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 14% Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II Aunt Shelly Fein (Character) - 1997
81% 74% Citizen Ruth Ruth's Mother (uncredited) (Character) $278.5K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Olivia Hendrix (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 11% Mrs. Munck Mrs. Munck (Character),
Director
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Haunted Heart Olivia Hendrix (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 17% Raging Angels Sister Kate (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hush Little Baby Edie (Character) - 1994
10% 23% Carnosaur Dr. Jane Tiptree (Character) - 1993
10% 34% Father Hood Rita (Character) $3.3M 1993
57% 32% The Cemetery Club Lucille Rubin (Character) $5.6M 1992
No Score Yet 72% Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Lucille (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forever Ted Dickson (Character) - 1992
31% 30% A Kiss Before Dying Mrs. Corliss (Character) $14.7M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt Emma (Character) - 1991
100% 53% Rambling Rose Mother (Character) $6.3M 1991
67% 81% Wild at Heart Marietta Fortune (Character) $14.5M 1990
No Score Yet 62% The Lookalike Mary Helen Needam (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Code Name: Chaos Alice (Character) - 1989
67% 86% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Nora Griswold (Character) $70M 1989
No Score Yet 61% Plain Clothes Jane Melway (Character) $222.7K 1988
50% 40% Black Widow Etta (Character) $22.7M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime of Innocence Rose Hayward (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married a Centerfold Jeanette Bryan (Character) - 1984
60% 64% Something Wicked This Way Comes Mrs. Nightshade (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 11% Grace Kelly Margaret Kelly (Character) - 1983
33% 22% All Night Long Helen Dupler (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willa Mae (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thaddeus Rose and Eddie Carlotta (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 16% Embryo Martha Douglas (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The November Plan Laura Taylor (Character) - 1976
99% 93% Chinatown Ida Sessions (Character) - 1974
88% 82% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Flo (Character) - 1974
86% 61% White Lightning Maggie (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 31% The Devil's Daughter Alice Shaw (Character) - 1973
80% 49% The Reivers Phoebe (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 25% Rebel Rousers Karen (Character) - 1967
63% 45% The Wild Angels Gaysh (Character) - 1966
50% 44% Something Wild Bit Part (uncredited) (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Huckabee Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chesapeake Shores Nell O'Brien (Character) 2016-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2019
72% 86% Ray Donovan Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between the Lines With Barry Kibrick Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013
87% 90% Enlightened Helen Jellicoe (Character) 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet 80% ER Mrs. Pooler (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingdom Hospital Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace Under Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Quinn Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bluegrass Verna Howland (Character) 1988
33% No Score Yet Alice Belle Dupree (Character) 1983 1980-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Bonnie Mar Haley (Guest Star) 1966-1967 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shane Amy Sloate (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Stella (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Miss Frances (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Helen Saunders (Guest Star) 1963

QUOTES FROM Diane Ladd CHARACTERS

Ida Sessions says: Are you alone?

J.J. Gittes says: Isn't everybody?

Ida Sessions says: (making anonymous `phone call) Are you alone?

Ida Sessions says: Are you alone?

J.J. Gittes says: Isn`t everybody?

J.J. Gittes says: Isn't everybody?