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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 27, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Savannah, Georgia, USA Profession: actor

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A blonde. blue-eyed character player of American films and TV, Diana Scarwid had a natural quality and keen instinct for underplaying roles to exemplary fruition. She won wide praise and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Louise, the waitress who is the object of John Savage's affections, in "Inside Moves" (1980). But, be it because of camp or a more widespread release, Scarwid probably is better remembered for her portrayal of Christina Crawford, daughter of Joan ("No Wire Hangers!") Crawford in the dubious "Mommie Dearest" (1981).

A blonde. blue-eyed character player of American films and TV, Diana Scarwid had a natural quality and keen instinct for underplaying roles to exemplary fruition. She won wide praise and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Louise, the waitress who is the object of John Savage's affections, in "Inside Moves" (1980). But, be it because of camp or a more widespread release, Scarwid probably is better remembered for her portrayal of Christina Crawford, daughter of Joan ("No Wire Hangers!") Crawford in the dubious "Mommie Dearest" (1981).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Backyard Wedding (2010)
2.
3.
 Dream Boy (2008)
4.
 Local Color (2007)
5.
 Clearing, The (2004) Eva Finch
6.
 Guy Thing, A (2003) Sandra
7.
 What Lies Beneath (2000) Jody
8.
 Dirty Pictures (2000) Dianne Barrie
9.
 Down Will Come Baby (1999) Dorothy
10.
 Before He Wakes (1998) Joanne
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Appeared with the National Shakespeare Conservatory, Woodstock, NY
1976:
Made TV debut in an episode of "Gibbsville" (NBC)
1977:
Made TV-movie debut, "In the Glitter Palace"
1978:
Film acting debut in "Pretty Baby"
1980:
Won wide praise for her performance in "Inside Moves"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress
1981:
Played Christina Crawford in "Mommie Dearest"
1985:
Co-starred in NBC minisereries "Studs Lonigan"
1995:
Played Rose Kennedy in "JFK: Reckless Youth" and Bess Truman in "Truman"
1996:
Featured in Anjelica Huston's directorial debut "Bastard Out of Carolina"
1996:
Cast in the HBO movie "If These Walls Could Talk"
1998:
Appeared in the HBO mini sereis ""From the Earth to the Moon" produced by Tom Hanks
2000:
Cast opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the thriller "What Lies Beneath" directed by Robert Zemeckis
2003:
Played Selma Blair's mother in the comedy "A Guy Thing"
2003:
Starred opposite Chloë Sevigny and Macaulay Culkin in the indie film "Party Monster"
2004:
Cast in the Fox series "Wonderfalls"
2004:
Featured in the thriller "The Clearing" starring Robert Redford and Helen Mirren
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Education

Film Actors Workshop, Burbank Studios: Burbank , California -
Pace University: New York , New York -
University of Georgia Theater Workshop: -
National Shakespeare Conservatory: Woodstock , New York -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -

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