Internationally acclaimed actress, director, writer and author, winner of thirty seven awards including the British Academy award and Independent Spirit Award, 3 x Emmy Nominee and a 3 x Oscar Nominee: Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Rambling Rose (Princess Diana chose as one of her favorites, holding a London Royal Premiere in their honor); and David Lynch’s Wild at Heart. In 1980, she joined the “Alice,” T.V. show, based on the original film - not wanting to play “Flo” again, Diane created the role of a Singing-Songwriter Waitress, Belle, winning the 1981 Golden Globe. She was recently seen playing the mother, “Helen,” with her daughter, Laura Dern, “Amy,” in the HBO hit series, Enlightened. Ms. Ladd’s newest book , a collection of ten short stories, A Bad Afternoon for a Piece of Cake, was praised by Critic Rex Reed comparing her to Truman Capote, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers and her cousin, Tennessee Williams, stating she has the same gift they do and you can’t learn this stuff in writing class.