Diane Farr-Chung was actress and author Diane Farr was once one of the youngest Americans to be ever crowned ‘Miss New York’. Diane Farr is a household name as the FBI Agent Megan Reeves on CBS primetime series ‘Numb3rs’, the ‘The Job’, and ‘Californication’ among others.
Farr is also accredited as an Acting Professor who taught acting at a maximum-security prison.
Diane Farr Birth Age, Early Life
Diane Farr was born on September 7, 1969, in Manhattan, New York, USA to Thomas E. Farr and Patricia Farr. Mr. and Mrs. Farr belong to Irish-Italian-American ancestry and they raised Diane as a devout Catholic.
Farr began modeling at the age of 12 and in 1988 became the youngest American to win the title of ‘Miss New York’. She was just 19 at the time.
In 1989, she applied and received a scholarship for the performing arts and classical theatre from Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, a five-star university in England, and State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York simultaneously. Diane graduated from both with a dual B.A from both universities.
In 1992, she debuted in an episode of ‘Silk Stalkings’ as Production Assistant and thereafter she regularly appears in most television series.
She appears as Michelle in the TV series ‘Unhappily Ever After’ in 1996 and thereafter in the 1997 series ‘In The House’, Farr is Dr. Young, and then as Helen in the ‘V.I.P.’ series in 1998. Similarly, Diane can be seen from 1998-2002 as Penny Larson and Erica Lansing in ‘Arli$$’, and in the interim in 1999 as Cindy in ‘It’s Like, You Know…’, and in the ‘Drew Carey Show’ as Tracy. Then in the 2002 episode of ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ as Marcie Tobin. And from 2001-2002, as of Jan Fendrich in ‘The Job’, along with a TV movie ‘The David Cassidy Story’ as Lisa Erickson.
Thereafter from 1999-2001, she appeared as DeLuca, a recurring character in Roswell, and during the interim in the 2000’s, she was cast in her first lead role as Jan Fendric on the TV cop-comedy series ‘The Job’, and as the character Maddie Hudson in ‘Like Family’, and then as Laura Miles in’ Rescue Me’.
And in 2002, she is Tovah in one series of ‘Bram and Alice’. And from 2003-2004 in the series ‘Like Family’ she is Madison Hudson, and in the 2004-05 series of ‘Rescue Me’, Farr plays Laura Miles.
The CBS prime-time series ‘Numb3rs’ that was aired from 2005-2008 made her a household name with Farr in the lead role of FBI agent, Megan Reeves. ‘Numbe3rs’ is a numerically-solved-complex crime series.
More about ’Numbe3rs’
The ’Numbe3rs’ drama series follows the FBI Special Agent Don Eppes, as characterized by Rob Morrow, who hunts down the propagators of complex crimes in the city of Los Angeles, along with the FBI Agent Megan Reeves. Don has a brother who is a mathematics professor at CalSci, and a prodigy- Charlie Eppes, and well executed by David Krumholtz. Their father Alan Eppses, a widower and retired city planner is characterized by Judd Hirsch.They are assisted by Peter MacNicol as Larry Fleinhardt, Amita Ramanujan as characterized by Navi Rawat.
This drama series highlights how Charlie Epps’ mathematical calculation solves even the most complex crimes in Los Angeles.
In 2009, Diance appeared as Jill Robinson in the series ‘Californication’, then in 2010, she is Lila in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, Gina De Stefano in ‘White Collar’, and as Barbara Orlofsky in ‘Desperate Housewives’.
Farr is seen in 2011 as Marilyn Miner in ‘CSI: Miami’. Then starting 2012, she appears in ‘The Mentalist’ as Amy Barron, then again in the 2012-13 series ‘Secret Life of the American Teenager, she is Willadean, and in ‘Private Practice’ as Miranda. In the interim, she appears in 2013 in one episode of ‘Two and a Half Men’ as Rachel, and in the 2014 series ‘Royal Pains’, she is Anna, in ‘Divide & Conquer’ she plays Charlotte, and then Diane in ‘Modern Family’.
In the 2015 series ‘Allegiance’, she is Elizabeth Simpson, and in the same year becomes Alex King in ‘Sin City Saints’, then on the 2016-17 television series ‘Chance’, Farr is Christina, and Rachel in the series ‘Black-ish’.
Her recent major appearance is in the 2019 comedy series, ‘Splitting-Up Together’ as Maya, and as Hannah Corsair in ‘Bluff City Laws’. Farr can also be seen as Anna in ‘Thumb Runner’ in the same year.
diane farr Movies
In the 1998 movie ‘Divorced White Male’, Farr is in the role of Lisa, and in the 1999 short movie ‘Miranda’ she is Bingo; in the same year she appears in ‘Little Indiscretions’ as C.J.; and Diane is the Personal Ad Girl in the 2000 movie, ‘Flooding’.
Thereafter in 2002, Farr is Shania in the movie ‘Hourly Rates’. Sometime later in 2007, she appears as Hanna in the movie ‘The Third Nail’, then in the 2010-11 short movie ‘ACastle’ and in ‘The Carrier’ as Claudia.
The year 2012, saw her in the movie ‘About Cherry’ as Jillian, and in 2013, she was cast in two movies, as Rachel in ‘Almost Broadway’, and then as Jane in ‘WildLike’.
In 2015 Diane Farr appears as Sarah in Adam Corolla’s movie ‘Road Hard’ as his love interest; she later plays Clara in the 2016 movie ‘12 Feet Deep’, and Claire in the 2017 movie ‘Palm Swings’.
Video Games, Voice-Over
Diane also has video games to her credit, such as the 1996 video game ‘Who is Oscar Lake?’ where she appears as Waitress, then she is also in the 1999 video game ‘Lands of Lore-III’ as the voice-over for the characters Chesara, Jacinda and Morphera.
Diane Farr guest-starred with Drew Carey in 1999 on ‘The Drew Carey Show’, and also on the MTV advice program Loveline. She also has guest appeared on ‘CSI’ among others.
Diane Farr-Chung Producer
Farr is the producer of the 2007 HBO documentary, ‘Children of God: Lost and Found’, aka the ‘Family of Love’ and ‘The Family’. She also has the added responsibility of overseeing artistic opinions.
This movie examines the ‘Children of God’ as a cult as it details the lives of several children who escaped from the cult and had to be reintroduced into mainstream society without money, education, or family support.
Diane Farr-Chung Achievements
During her freshman year in college, the State University of Stony Brook, she has crowned “Miss New York.” She was 19 at the time, the youngest woman ever to hold that title.
Diane Farr-Chung Author-Director
Farr is the author of the comedy series, FunnyorDie.com that she both writes and directs. She has been writing for several American magazines and is an internationally-syndicated newspaper columnist for the International Herald Tribune.
She has also written for Jane, Esquire, Glamour, and Self magazines and is a regular monthly contributor to Cosmopolitan, Soma, and Gear.
While still in the early stages of her acting career, Farr wrote among others, two books which she wrote and published in 2001, and for which she received critical and international acclaim- ‘The Girl Code: The Secret Language of Single Women (On Dating, …, Shopping and Honor Among Girlfriends), and ‘Kissing Outside the Lines’, about inter-racial marriages was released in 2001 on Valentine’s Day.
-The Girl Code-One reader wrote that for those who need a laugh, they ‘will gain amusing insight into the code, behavior and warning labels of one of the most virile subcultures in this country’.
-Kissing Outside the Lines- The reviewer noted that listening to a white person’s perspective about the white/Asian relationship provide ‘some food for thought’…
Diane Farr-Chung, The Person
This happened to Diane Farr on the eve of her marriage more than fourteen years ago. Her fiancé at the time backed out of his promise to marry her. Diane was devastated but found enough courage with the help of her dear friend Bailey to ‘unannounce’ the wedding.
This resulted in a collaboration between Diane and Laura Bailey, an artist. They founded a greeting-card company and called it ‘Other Announcements’. These greeting or parting cards are usually exchanged when one of the betrothed backs out of the wedding and the innocent bride or groom is left alone to inform the relatives and guests that the wedding, the reception, party and such have been canceled.
In the 2004 episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, Oprah Winfrey, the self-made media Moghul, invited Diane Farr and had a heart-to-heart with her in front of a huge live audience, besides those who viewed the show online. Check it out!
Farr loves her parents- father Thomas and mother Patricia to bits, even though they maintain their stance when it comes to mixed-race marriages. As a teenager, her parents resented the idea of their daughter Diane going out with colored friends, and as she recalls they were plenty, and they came in various shades, black, white and everything in-between.
Farr knew that their parents’ prejudices came from the ignorance of confusing economics, education, and opportunity with culture. But Thomas and Patricia simultaneously taught her that she had a right to speak up for what she believed and to defend her choices.
-Diane Farr family and In-Laws
Farr remembers the first time her ‘giant Korean’ introduced her to his parents. Their first words were ‘No white girl’!
These words brought back memories of the arguments she had with her parents about having friends of other races. In fact, she found herself in the same mess she faced oh-so-many years ago but now she was the subject of mixed-race marriage.
And even though Seung Yong Chung’s family is educated, well-traveled and chose to raise their kids in the States, they needed help to change their views about Diane, a white girl. And oh-so-many respectful conversations later, with the help of her husband Seung Yong, she found a way into both their parents’ hearts and received needed support to marry and stay happily married.
Now fourteen years later, and three half-Asian-Caucasian children deep, and with much assistance from the family of a mixed-race therapists, the discussion about race hardly comes up.
NCIS Pauley Perette and Diane have been friends for a long time. Pauley Perette is the eccentric forensic scientist Abby Sciuto in the prime-time series ‘NCIS, or Naval Criminal Investigative Service’, and ‘JAG’ as a backdoor pilot.
When Farr finally did meet and marry a better person on 24th June 2006, Farr realized that one of her colleagues’ wedding anniversary coincided with that of the Farr-Young anniversary! That colleague and co-star was non-other than Dylan Bruno from the series ‘Number3s’!
Here’s to colleagues-in-wedding kinda marriage anniversaries!!
Diane Farr-Chung Recognition, Honor
She is the Ambassador to the Mineseeker Foundation and the ‘Sole of Africa’, a campaign dedicated to detecting and removing landmines in Africa.
Among the Foundation’s patrons was the late Nelson Mandela, and other patrons are Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Airways and conglomerate fame, Queen Noor of Jordan, and the American actor Brad Pitt.
Diane Farr-Chung Net Worth, Income
Diane Farr is ranked in the list of most popular and richest celebrities. Also, Forbes rates her as one of the Top Earning Actresses. Her net worth is $40M US. Her earnings accrue from acting, producing, book-writing, endorsements among others, and amounts to $100k approximately.
Brand Endorsements, Talent Agency
Diane Farr was the brand ambassador of Dove Shampoo & Conditioner in 2003.
-Farr uses the services of the Talents Agency of-
United Talent Agency, Agent Jacob Fenton, Silverlining Entertainment.
Cashmere Agency, Manager Jeff Golenberg Jason Shapiro.
Publicist- Brianne Pins
-Diane Farr- Ratings and Gross
In 2012, the movie ‘About Cherry’ was rated at 14% and grossed at $3,3k US.
In 2010, the movie ‘Buried’ was rated at 86% and grossed at $3.3M US.
Diane Farr- Body Stats, Height, Weight
She is hazel-blonde with blue-green eyes. Her height is 5’8” and her weight is 56.7. Her body stats are 34-25-35, cup size 32C, dress size 2 US, and shoe size 9 US.
Diane Farr- Social Media
Diane went through a troubling experience on the eve of her marriage. This YouTube post received more than 466k views when media Moghul Oprah Winfrey interviewed Farr.
Sad news, true account, mega views… tsk, tsk, tweet…!
Also Farr has more than 5000 followers on Instagram, 16k on Twitter, and more than 1.8k views on Facebook.
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