Light reflects off of a mirror in a more orderly way than it reflects off of our clothes or a brick wall. It is called specular reflection which is the opposite of diffuse reflection

If the surface is smooth, then all incident rays coming from the same direction will also reflect in the same direction. This is called specular reflection. If the surface is rough, then the rays will reflect in many different directions, in what is called diffuse reflection.

When you peer into the mesmerizing eyes of the amazing actress Diane Farr, depending upon the angle, you have to love the way the light bounces off of your eyes into hers.

Or is it the other way around?

Diane’s eyes have a way of both capturing your desires while her gaze seems to penetrate into your soul.

Experiment with a direct gaze photo of Diane and we think you will see what we mean. article, photo via Imgrum

No wonder she is in such great demand in the film industry.

Diane Farr was born on September 7, 1969 in Manhattan, New York.

She is an actress and producer, known for The Job (2001), Numb3rs (2005) and Californication (2007).

An accomplished, dramatic and comedic actress, writer and published author, Ms. Farr also filmed a recurring role on the Hulu drama Chance, opposite Hugh Laurie.

She’s the girl that increasingly you are starting to see everywhere.

Diane received much critical acclaim for her series regular role opposite Denis Leary in the hit FX series, Rescue Me. She also guest starred on Modern Family, Allegiance, Two and a Half Men and Royal Pains.

She is married to an entertainment marketing executive and has three kids.

What intrigues us about Diane is that she can play a troubled FBI Agent with believability, a very nurturing, sweet conservative feminine woman filled with empathy or a vixen on the prowl ready to engage in swinging.

She is as effective as she is unpredictable. Give her that.

One of the greatest surprises we viewed that caught us off guard was that for 165 episodes she worked with Dr. Drew and Adam Carolla on Loveline. article, photo via Twitter

Loveline was a syndicated radio call-in program in North America, offering medical and relationship advice to listeners, often with the assistance of guests, typically actors and musicians. The primary host through most of the show’s run was Dr. Drew Pinsky, who would be paired with a radio personality.

We decided to listen to a few of the calls into the show and found them to be not only informative but very enlightening and often extremely funny. Diane played off of the two male teammates with a very adept female touch.

Those insights that she garnered listening to young women and their sexual stories could have been fantastic accumulated tid bits for her sensational book, The Girl Code: The Secret Language of Single Women (On Dating, Sex, Shopping, and Honor Among Girlfriends). article, photo via

Don’t you think that Doctor Drew could sink his psychological teeth into that one?

Amazon sure loves selling it. They add their own insight. “This good-humored, Generation-X inspired, illustrated “love dictionary” contains tongue-in-cheek slang terms for the different stages of love and dating, for body parts and common sexual experiences, ways of making up and breaking up, and the basic rules of play that every woman should know. 50 two-color illustrations.”

You know what? Women love it. Here are some reviews found at Good Reads:

“I was surprised that I liked this book so much…it’s fun and actually has some practical advice. The author is really funny. I had forgotten about this book (I read it before I was married)but I saw a clip on today with Diane Farr hosting and it was called “Ass Castles,”…LOL..she was giving expert advice to a rich guy who can’t get “quality” women. It was stupid funny and worth checking out for a giggle! Made me want to read her book again now that I’m back on the dating scene.”

Here is another.

“I was surprised by how enjoyable this little book was. Though it is a little dated in its advice I would say that the witticisms rang true for me. I dog eared my favorite passages and will take this advice as I see fit. Relationship trouble got you down? Pick up the girl code.”

A brilliant gorgeous actress and a quotable scribe as well.

Some of her success can be attributed to her varied and unpredictable upbringing. Now we were surprised, impressed and humored by her stint on Loveline so let’s see if you are a little surprised by some of her other life experiences.

Here we go.

You never will guess this one.

Diane once taught acting at a maximum-security prison.

Okay, talk about speaking to some bad actors.

While contemplating her major at New York’s Stony Brook University, she took various theater classes. She then applied for a scholarship to a prestigious drama program at Loughborough University in England. She was accepted and studied classical theater there. She eventually graduated with a joint Bachelor’s degree from the two universities.

During her freshman year at Stony Brook she was crowned “Miss New York.” She was 19 at the time, the youngest woman ever to hold that title.

Our thespian, model and author is also an entrepreneur. Diane and a friend, an artist named Laura Bailey, started a greeting-card company called Other Announcements. Like Diane, they are cards with a sense of timeliness and humor.

Wait. Hold that thought. She is also a film producer as well. article, showtime photo credit

Along with a team she is produced Children of God: Lost and Found (2007), a HBO documentary about the Children of God cult (also known as the Family of Love and The Family). It will examine the lives of several children who escaped from the cult and had to be reintroduced into mainstream society without money, education, or family support.

The Los Angeles Times places the documentary in a tense perspective. “If Ricky Rodriguez had not committed a murder-suicide two years ago, “Children of God: Lost and Found” would probably not have wound up on Cinemax. Rodriguez was the stepson of the late Children of God cult leader David Berg, and his murder of another former “Family member” and subsequent suicide brought renewed media attention to the 40-year-old California-based religious group that had been accused in the past of abusing its children.

Those looking for a scholarly or journalistic exploration of the religious group that grew out of the hippie and Jesus movements in Huntington Beach in 1968 should probably look elsewhere. “Children of God” is a documentary of emotion, an attempt to show rather than explore the long-term effects of being raised outside mainstream society by religious zealots creating their own set of rules and social standards. The result is, as one would guess, less than utopian.”

According to research, Diane used to be a Catholic and now is an Atheist.

We have to give it to Diane. We admire people who act on the premise that life is to be lived and experienced in many ways and on many different levels.

No wonder when we look into Diane’s eyes, there is so much to see as they reflect the light.

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