Project Description

Diane Adair McDonald


Diane Adair, born and raised in New England, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Communications from Chapman University in Orange, California, and, upon graduation, was accepted as a company member of South Coast Repertory Theatre. She has appeared on stage with June Lockhart in The William; co-starred opposite John Glover in The Traveler at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and was seen Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in Top Secret: Battle for the Pentagon Papers with Peter Strauss. A national tour was done of Top Secret starring John Heard, Susan Sullivan and Gregory Harrison. Diane also had the pleasure of touring as The Narrator in The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial with Ed Asner. She recently completed filming an adaptation of Faulkner’s, Elly, produced by and starring James Franco. Her other film credits include the critically acclaimed UFOria with Harry Dean Stanton; and Winner of the New York International Film Festival’s Best Mockumentary, Instant Trauma. Numerous television guest star appearances include Fonzie’s girlfriend on Happy Days, and a recurring alien on Babylon 5. She has done voiceover work on national commercials, as well as the Emmy Award winning mini-series The Wild West, with Jack Lemmon and Helen Hunt. Diane worked as a producer/reporter for National Public Radio affiliate KPCC in Pasadena, California, and the nationally syndicated public radio show Marketplace with David Brancaccio and as writer/producer for LA Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing, a weekly two-hour public radio drama series. She was named a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.


(Partial List)

  • Top Secret: Battle for the Pentagon Papers (w/ Peter Strauss)
  • The Traveler (w/ John Glover)
  • The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial (w/ Ed Asner)
  • Prisoner of Second Avenue (w/ Sharon Gless & Hector Elizondo)

  • Elly/Mississippi Requiem
  • Séance!
  • Please Just Smile
  • Instant Trauma (Winner NY Film Festival)
  • Dead Silence
  • Faith
  • Blue Desert (w/Courtney Cox)
  • UFOria (w/Harry Dean Stanton)

TV (partial list)

  • My So Called Co-Star Life
  • Babylon 5
  • Spooner
  • Harry & The Hendersons
  • MacGyver
  • Night Court
  • Aaron’s Way
  • One Day At A Time
  • Happy Days