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Laura Dern


Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for several years as a result. Her parents' background ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jurassic Park
(1993)
The Fault in Our Stars
(2014)
Wild
Wild Bobbi
(2014)
Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet Sandy Williams
(1986)

Filmography

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 2018 The Tale (post-production)
Jennifer
 2018/I Trial by Fire (pre-production)
Elizabeth Gilbert
 2017 JT Leroy (post-production)
Laura Albert
 2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (completed)
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Diane Evans
- Part 18 (2017) ... Diane Evans
- Part 17 (2017) ... Diane Evans
- Part 16 (2017) ... Diane Evans
- Part 14 (2017) ... Diane Evans
- Part 12 (2017) ... Diane Evans
 2017 Downsizing
Laura Lonowski
 2017 The Good Time Girls (Short)
Clementine
 2015-2017 F Is for Family (TV Series)
Sue Murphy
- Landing the Plane (2017) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
- Pray Away (2017) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
- F Is for Fixing It (2017) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
- Fight Night (2017) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
- This Is Not Good (2017) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
 2017 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
Wendy Hebert
- Kimmy Can't Help You! (2017) ... Wendy Hebert
 2017 The Black Ghiandola (Short)
Doctor
 2017 Big Little Lies (TV Mini-Series)
Renata Klein
- You Get What You Need (2017) ... Renata Klein
- Burning Love (2017) ... Renata Klein
- Once Bitten (2017) ... Renata Klein
- Push Comes to Shove (2017) ... Renata Klein
- Living the Dream (2017) ... Renata Klein
 2017 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series)
Catherine
- Got Milk? (2017) ... Catherine
 2017/I Wilson
Pippi
 2016 The Founder
Ethel Kroc
 2016 Certain Women
Laura Wells
 2015/I Bravetown
Annie
 2015 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Dr. Ludmilla Trapezikov
- Best Man (2015) ... Dr. Ludmilla Trapezikov
 2014 9 Kisses (Short)
Woman on Bench
 2014 99 Homes
Lynn Nash
 2014/I Wild
Bobbi
 2014 When the Game Stands Tall
Bev Ladouceur
 2014 Drunk History (TV Series)
Nellie Bly
- New York City (2014) ... Nellie Bly
 2014 The Fault in Our Stars
Frannie
 2011-2013 Enlightened (TV Series)
Amy Jellicoe
- Agent of Change (2013) ... Amy Jellicoe
- No Doubt (2013) ... Amy Jellicoe
- All I Ever Wanted (2013) ... Amy Jellicoe
- The Ghost Is Seen (2013) ... Amy Jellicoe
- Follow Me (2013) ... Amy Jellicoe
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
Helen Sullivan
 2012 The Master
Helen Sullivan
 2011 Little Fockers: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Prudence (uncredited)
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short)
Café Patron
 2010 Little Fockers
Prudence
 2010 Everything Must Go
Delilah
 2009 Tenderness
Aunt Teresa
 2008 The Monday Before Thanksgiving (Short)
Theresa
 2008 Recount (TV Movie)
Katherine Harris
 2007 More Things That Happened (Video)
Susan Blue (uncredited)
 2007/I Year of the Dog
Bret
 2006 Inland Empire
Nikki Grace / Susan Blue
 2006 Lonely Hearts
Rene Fodie
 2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Dortha Schaefer
 2005 Happy Endings
Pam
 2004 We Don't Live Here Anymore
Terry Linden
 2002-2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Katherine / Serving Wench
- Patch Boomhauer (2003) ... Katherine (voice)
- Joust Like a Woman (2002) ... Serving Wench (voice)
 2002 Damaged Care (TV Movie)
Linda Peeno
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series)
U.S. Poet Laureate Tabatha Fortis
- The U.S. Poet Laureate (2002) ... U.S. Poet Laureate Tabatha Fortis
 2002 Goose (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2001 I Am Sam
Randy Carpenter
 2001/I Focus
Gertrude Hart
 2001 Novocaine
Jean Noble
 2001 Within These Walls (TV Movie)
Sister Pauline Quinn
 2001 Jurassic Park III
Ellie
 2001 Daddy and Them
Ruby Montgomery
 2000 Dr. T & the Women
Peggy
 1999 A Season for Miracles (TV Movie)
Berry Thompson
 1999 October Sky
Miss Riley
 1998 The Baby Dance (TV Movie)
Wanda LeFauve
 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Laura Dern
- I Buried Sid (1998) ... Laura Dern
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Susan
- The Puppy Episode (1997) ... Susan
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
Narrator (voice)
 1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge (TV Movie)
Vicki Weaver
 1996 Citizen Ruth
Ruth Stoops
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
June
- Sleeping with the Enemy (1995) ... June (voice)
 1995 Down Came a Blackbird (TV Movie)
Helen McNulty
 1993 A Perfect World
Sally Gerber
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Annie Ainsley
- Murder, Obliquely (1993) ... Annie Ainsley
 1993 Jurassic Park
Ellie
 1992 Afterburn (TV Movie)
Janet Harduvel
 1991 Rambling Rose
Rose
 1990 Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (TV Movie)
Heartbroken Woman
 1990 Wild at Heart
Lula Fortune
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series)
Rebecca
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Kathleen Robinson
 1988 Haunted Summer
Claire Clairmont
 1986 Blue Velvet
Sandy Williams
 1985 Smooth Talk
Connie
 1985 Mask
Diana
 1984 The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (TV Movie)
Crissy
 1984 Teachers
Diane
 1983/I Happy Endings (TV Movie)
Audrey Constantine
 1981 Shannon (TV Series)
- Gotham Swansong (1981)
 1980 Foxes
Debbie
 1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)
 1973 White Lightning
Sharon Anne, Maggie's Daughter (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (128 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

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Other Works:

Print ads for The GAP clothing retailer (1989).

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

I did an interview in Rolling Stone when [Jurassic Park] came out and I compared [Spielberg] to David Lynch and I said how similar I thought they were. And he was just mind-blown that I'd said that! [...] He's insane! He went "I'm going to make a movie about an alien and a kid's friendship;" "I'm going to make a movie about killer shark that makes people lose their minds and become obsessed with ... See more »

Trivia:

Delivered both her children naturally at home. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with David Lynch See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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