Gaidry in 2013
October 11, 1964|
Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, filmmaker, life coach|
Diane Adair Gaidry (born October 11, 1964 on Ellsworth Air Force Base, in Rapid City, South Dakota) is an American film and theatre actress. She portrayed Simone Bradley in 2006 film Loving Annabelle directed by Katherine Brooks. Her characterization won her the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress at L.A. Outfest. Diane is probably best known for her portrayal of this character.
In 1993, she co-founded the non-profit, Los Angeles based, independent filmmaking collective, Filmmakers Alliance. She also performed lead roles in some of the feature-length films that came out of the collective, including "The Dogwalker" which played at the Los Angeles Film Festival and won Best First Feature at Cinequest and “America So Beautiful”, which played at the Berlinale, and was theatrically released in Paris. Her short film performance credits include “Transaction” which won the Grand Prix du Jury at Clermont-Ferrand. She also acted in maverick filmmaker, Rob Nilsson’s feature, “Need”. During her two decades in Los Angeles, Diane also did several guest appearances on television shows, including the hit series, “Medium”.
Diane now makes her home in Buffalo, NY where she grew up, and performs on stage with some of Buffalo’s theatre companies, as well as runs her business. In 2012, Diane acted in “We Are Not Afraid of the Dark” and performed in 6 cities in Europe.
- Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990) as Shawn
- Frankenstein: The College Years (1991) as Friend
- Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning (1995) (TV) as Annie
- The Shy and the Naked (1998) as Party Girl
- Love Without Socks (1998)
- Egg (2001) as Greta
- America So Beautiful (2001) as Lucy
- The Dogwalker (2002) as Ellie
- Birth of Industry (2004) as Maya
- The Act (2004) as Waitress
- Transaction (2005) as Angela
- Need (2005) as Petite
- Loving Annabelle (2006) as Simone Bradley
- Concerned Lady for America (2006) as Beverly
- "Loving Annabelle: what is it about Catholic-school girls anyway?", The Advocate, December 19, 2006, retrieved November 23, 2013
- "Biography". Official Diane Gaidry Website. Retrieved November 25, 2014.