Diana Scarwid - Details


Diana ScarwidDIANA SCARWID has been recognized for her work in both films and television. She earned an Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Bess Truman in the award-winning HBO movie Truman, opposite Gary Sinise. Earlier in her career, she received an Academy Award® nomination for her performance in Inside Moves.

She more recently completed the Showtime movie Dirty Pictures, with James Woods. Scarwid has also been seen in a number of longform television and cable projects, including If These Walls Could Talk, Bastard Out of Carolina, Ruby Bridges, From the Earth To the Moon, A Will of Their Own, Before He Wakes and Down Will Come Baby. Her other television credits include JFK: Reckless Youth, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, Night of the Hunter, A Bunny’s Tale, Thou Shalt Not Kill, Desperate Lives, In the Glitter Palace and The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue.
On the big screen, she has starred in such films as Pretty Baby, Honeysuckle Rose, Mommie Dearest, Silkwood, Rumble Fish, Psycho III, Extremities, Heat, The Cure and The Neon Bible.

A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and Pace University’s Theatre Arts Program, Scarwid is also an accomplished stage actress. She has appeared off-Broadway and with the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York, as well as in plays at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum, and in Canada.


  • 27th August 1955 - Birth