Diana Scarwid - biography

Actor from United States of America

Diana Scarwid (born August 27, 1955) is an American actress. Scarwid has done work in film, television and theater. Scarwid was born in Savannah, Georgia, and left Georgia at the age of 17, heading to New York to become an actress. She graduated from Pace University and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts simultaneously, completing the dual program as an honor student. Scarwid was active in the University of Georgia Theater Workshop, the National Shakespeare Conservatory, and the Film Actor's Workshop at Burbank Studios. Scarwid married Eric Scheinbart, a physician, in 1977. The couple have two children, Jeremy and Ursula. They divorced in 1995. Scarwid's first film appearance was in Louis Malle's Pretty Baby (1978). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as John Savage's girlfriend in Inside Moves (1980). Scarwid is perhaps most recognized for her next role, that of Christina Crawford, the abused adopted daughter of Hollywood legend Joan Crawford in the 1981 film Mommie Dearest. The film, originally conceived as a dramatic piece, was derided as being over-the-top, then eventually assumed a second life as a camp classic. Scarwid received  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Diana Elizabeth Scarwid
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Eric Allen Scheinbart
Jeremy Scheinbart Ursula Scheinbart


Institution From To
Pace University


Year Performance Character
2011 Another Happy Day Donna
2009 Tribute
2006 Valley of the Heart's Delight
2006 Local Color
2004 The Clearing Eva Finch
2003 A Guy Thing Sandra
2002 Path to War
2000 What Lies Beneath Jody
1999 Down Will Come Baby
1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
1995 Truman
1995 The Neon Bible
1989 Brenda Starr
1986 Heat
1982 Desperate Lives Eileen Phillips
1980 Inside Moves
1978 Pretty Baby Frieda
0 The Psycho Legacy

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