Laura Dern young
February 10, 1967
5 ft 10½ in | 179 cm
34-25-33 in | 87-63.5-84 cm
61 kg | 135 lbs
11 US | 42 EU
Laura Elizabeth Dern was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on February 10, 1967, is an American actress.
Young Laura Dern made her big screen debut in her mother's action comedy film White Lightning (1973) in role as Sharon Anne, at the age of 6.
She got her television debut in CBS crime drama Shannon (1981), in episode "Gotham Swansong".
Her breakthrough performance came as Sandy Williams in neo-noir mystery movie Blue Velvet (1986) written and directed by David Lynch.
Cold Pursuit (2019) action thriller in role as Grace Coxman, with Liam Neeson and Emmy Rossum
Marriage Story (2019) comedy drama in role as Nora Fanshaw, for which she won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress
Little Women (2019) coming-of-age period drama in role as Marmee March, with Emma Watson, Meryl Streep and Saoirse Ronan
She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Rose in drama film Rambling Rose (1991).
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Bobbi Grey in biographical adventure drama film Wild (2014).
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Janet Harduvel in drama film Afterburn (1992).
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Katherine Harris in drama movie Recount (2008).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her performance as Jennifer Fox in thriller film The Tale (2018).
She played Dr. Ellie Sattler in science-fiction adventure films Jurassic Park (1993) and Jurassic Park III (2001).
She portrayed Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in epic space-opera movie: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017).
The Master (2012) drama opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams
Wild at Heart (1990) neo-noir black comedy crime with Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe and Isabella Rossellini
Inland Empire (2006) thriller opposite Jeremy Irons and Naomi Watts
A Perfect World (1993) drama with Clint Eastwood and Kevin Costner
The Fault in Our Stars (2014) romantic drama opposite Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort
Citizen Ruth (1996) comedy with Burt Reynolds and Kelly Preston
99 Homes (2014) drama opposite Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon
Everything Must Go (2011) comedy drama with Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall and Michael Peña
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) historical period drama opposite Paul Newman, John Cusack and Natasha Richardson
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982) comedy music with Diane Lane
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) biography opposite Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson
Novocaine (2001) black comedy thriller with Steve Martin and Helena Bonham Carter
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) drama opposite Naomi Watts and Mark Ruffalo
Rambling Rose (1991) historical period drama with Robert Duvall
Certain Women (2016) drama opposite Kristen Stewart and Michelle Williams
Tenderness (2009) thriller crime opposite Russell Crowe
She won the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Renata Klein in television series Big Little Lies (2017– ).
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Amy Jellicoe in comedy drama television series Enlightened (2011–2013).
She played Diane Evans in Twin Peaks: The Return (2017).
Ellen (1997) ABC sitcom in role as Susan
She voiced Sue Murphy in animated sitcom F Is for Family (2015- ).
She is daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.
Had an elder sister.
Studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan, New York City.
She was raised as a Roman Catholic.
Her idols are Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball and Barbara Stanwyck.
Was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in 2010.
Friends with Courteney Cox and Molly Ringwald.
Supporter of Healthy Child Healthy World.
She dated Treat Williams (1984-1985), Kyle Maclachlan (1985-1989), Jeff Goldblum (1995-1997) and Billy Bob Thornton (1997-2000).
She was married to musician Ben Harper (2000-2013), they have two children together.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
I knew I wanted to become an actor when I was 7 years old. My dad was working with Alfred Hitchcock, my mom was working with Martin Scorsese - and it was the great summer of my childhood.
I've always gravitated towards playing women who don't know they're entitled to a voice, let alone how to find it. The ones who intrigue me most are those people who didn't know they're entitled to self-awareness, so that's a very cool thing to explore. And I wish that for all women.
I have never spent time with boring people. I've never once been at a meal where I've thought, Oh, this person is a bore.
What I consider a good part for a woman and what some other Hollywood people think are good women's parts are very different. I don't want to play the supportive girlfriend who has nine scenes and just loves that man, maybe cheats on him in one scene but will always be there, and I mean - give me a break.
I've always loved film more than theater.
Whatever character you play, it gives you the chance to expose another side of yourself that maybe you've never felt comfortable with, or never knew about.
At the end of the day, you have to sit with the scripts and decide where your heart is.