Diane Venora Biography
Birthday: August 10, 1952 (Leo)
Born In: East Hartford, Connecticut
Diane Venore is a veteran American actor who started her career with Shakespearean plays and became famous for her performance as ‘Chan Parker’ in the biographical film ‘Bird,’ for which she won the ‘New York Film Critics Circle Award.’ She is one of the first women to have played the lead role in ‘Hamlet’ at the ‘New York Shakespeare Festival,’ thus crossing the gender divide. Her TV career includes recurring roles in the popular serials ‘Thunder Alley’ and ‘Chicago Hope.’ She married Andrzej Bartkowiak but got divorced nine years later, when her daughter was eight. She quit show business for a while to spend more time with her daughter who was partially deaf and suffered from a degenerative nerve condition that made her dependent on her mother. Later, she returned to acting when her daughter’s condition improved. Subsequently, she appeared in movies such as ‘The Jackal,’ ‘Self Medicated,’ and ‘All Good Things.’ Her latest TV appearances have been for series such as ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Private Practice,’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Diane Venora is a respected film personality who has inspired many women in the industry, especially those who have faced difficulties. She is a woman who has come back fighting against all odds to be a winner in the end.