Diana Cignoni

Anonymous Was a Woman Awards
Author: diana cignoni
Credits: gabriel freilich


Diana Cignoni was born and brought up in Germany, and moved to New York City at age 22 to study acting at HB Studios on Bank Street with legendary teacher Elizabeth Dillon and Geraldine Baron from the Actor's Studio. Diana moved to Los Angeles at age 24 to study with Charlie Laughton, mentor and teacher to Al Pacino. He remains her biggest creative influence to this day. In 2000 Diana joined the KOAN Ensemble at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles and has achieved multiple awards with this company for TAKING SIDES, BUHDDA'S BIG NIGHT, KAFKA THING, SLIDING INTO HADES, A MAN'S A MAN, THE ARSONISTS under the direction of Ron Sossi. Diana started her production company Ground Hero Productions in 2007 and produced, directed, wrote several short films, image films & documentaries which were screened at filmfestivals such as topanga (IT'S SO MUCH LIKE LUCK YOU KNOW), la shorts (HOLLYWOOD FOREVER), ny international (JADE PORTRAIT OF A STREET HUSSLER), etc. She currently completed ONE WEEKEND, a film she produced, wrote and directed, starring Gabriel Freilich, Ron Bottitta and Norbert Weisser. She brings her unique European sensibility as director to this haunting true story about identity, love, loss and the mystery of it all.