Childhood & Early Life
Diane Farr was born on September 7, 1969, in Manhattan, New York City, to Thomas E. Farr and Patricia Farr. She has Italian and Irish ancestry. There is no information about her siblings.
Farr started modelling at the age of 12. She studied drama at the ‘State University of New York at Stony Brook.’ While studying drama, Farr applied for a scholarship to a prestigious drama program at the ‘Loughborough University,’ in England. Her application was accepted, and she received training in classical theaters. Farr graduated with a joint ‘Bachelor of Arts’ degree from both universities. At the age of 19, Farr was crowned ‘Miss New York,’ and she became the youngest woman to win the title.
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In 1992, Diane Farr worked as a production assistant in an episode of the TV series ‘Silk Stalkings.’ She performed in minor roles in single episodes of series such as ‘Unhappily Ever After,’ ‘In the House,’ and ‘Arliss.’ In 1999, Farr performed as ‘Tracy’ in three episodes of the sitcom ‘The Drew Carey Show.’
In 1999, Diane Farr was chosen to play a recurring role in the science fiction series ‘Roswell,’ which was originally aired on ‘The WB.’ It was based on the young adult book series ‘Roswell High.’ In the series, Farr portrayed ‘Amy DeLuca,’ who was the mother of one of the major characters - ‘Maria DeLuca.’ She was part of the series till 2001.
In 2000, Farr performed in the TV movie ‘Sacrifice.’ It was a thriller movie about a convicted bank robber who attempts to find the murderer of his daughter. In the movie, Farr portrayed ‘Karen Yeager.’ In the same year, she appeared in an episode of the series ‘Secret Agent Man.’
In 2001, Diane Farr bagged a major role in the American sitcom ‘The Job.’ It was aired on the ‘ABC’ network. It was the story of a police officer who indulged in drug abuse and adultery. Farr portrayed ‘Detective Jan Fendrich.’ The series had a strong ensemble cast, which included the character played by Farr.
From 2003 to 2004, Farr played a major role in the series ‘Like Family,’ which was telecast on ‘The WB’ network. It was the story of two families with different backgrounds, who were forced to live under one roof. In the series, Farr portrayed ‘Maddie Hudson,’ who was a single mother of Caucasian descent.
From 2004 to 2005, Dian Farr performed in the comedy drama series ‘Rescue Me.’ It was aired on the ‘FX’ channel. The series told the story of a group of firefighters in New York City. Farr portrayed ‘Laura Miles,’ who was one of the firefighters. She performed in two seasons of the series (19 episodes).
In 2005, Farr joined the cast of the crime drama series ‘Numbers,’ which was aired on the ‘CBS’ network. It was the story of a FBI Special Agent, and his brother. Farr portrayed ‘Megan Reeves,’ who was a behavioral specialist with the FBI. She was a part of the series from Season 2 to Season 4.
In 2007, Farr produced the documentary ‘Children of God: Lost and Found.’ It was about the cult called ‘Children of God.’ The documentary delved into the lives of several children who escaped from the cult, and were re-inducted to the normal society.
Diane Farr was seen in recurring roles in series such as ‘Californication,’ and ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager.’ In 2015, she performed a pivotal role in the comedy movie ‘Road Hard,’ where she played ‘Sarah,’ the lover of the protagonist. In 2016, she appeared as ‘Clara,’ in the psychological thriller movie ‘12 Feet Deep.’
Farr was one of the co-hosts for 200 episodes of the call-in radio program ‘Loveline,’ which offered relationship advice to callers. In 2001, Farr published her first book, ‘The Girl Code: The Secret Language of Single Women (On Dating, Sex, Shopping and Honor Among Girlfriends).’ The book was a “love dictionary” for all single women. In 2011, she published her second book, ‘Kissing Outside the Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After.’ In this book, she gives a comical presentation of racial prejudices that caused hurdles in her marriage.
Farr has written for several magazines, such as ‘Cosmopolitan,’ ‘Glamour,’ and ‘Esquire.’ She has an internationally syndicated newspaper column for the ‘International Herald Tribune.’