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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 12 wins & 40 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)

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 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2017 Wilson (completed)
Pippi
 2017 The Good Time Girls (Short) (announced)
Clementine
 2017 The Tale (post-production)
Jennifer
 2015 F is for Family (TV Series)
Sue Murphy
- O Holy Moly Night (2015) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
- Bill Murphy's Day Off (2015) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
- 'F' Is for Halloween (2015) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
- The Trough (2015) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
- Saturday Bloody Saturday (2015) ... Sue Murphy (voice)
 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 Special Look (TV Series)
- Wild (2014)
 2014/I Wild
Bobbi
 2014 Drunk History (TV Series)
Nellie Bly
- New York City (2014) ... Nellie Bly
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
Helen Sullivan
 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)
 2006 Lonely Hearts
Rene Fodie
 2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Dortha Schaefer
 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 Goose (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2001/I Focus
Gertrude Hart
 2001 Within These Walls (TV Movie)
Sister Pauline Quinn
 1999 A Season for Miracles (TV Movie)
Berry Thompson
 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
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
Narrator (voice)
 1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge (TV Movie)
Vicki Weaver
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
June
- Sleeping with the Enemy (1995) ... June (voice)
 1995 Down Came a Blackbird (TV Movie)
Helen McNulty
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Annie Ainsley
- Murder, Obliquely (1993) ... Annie Ainsley
 1992 Afterburn (TV Movie)
Janet Harduvel
 1990 Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (TV Movie)
Heartbroken Woman
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series)
Rebecca
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Kathleen Robinson
 1985 Smooth Talk
Connie
 1985 Mask
Diana Adams
 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)
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Other Works:

Print ads for The GAP clothing retailer (1989).

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[2004, on studying with Sandra Seacat, elaborating upon her 2001 comments] I remember a very specific time I was on a movie and I was 17. I had always studied, and continue to, various forms of Method acting, which involved things like emotional memory and using your life experience, and it was a very emotional part, as I seem to consistently do. And I wasn't enjoying myself. I was depressed, the... See more »

Trivia:

Seventeen years after she starred in Alexander Payne's first major film Citizen Ruth (1996), her father Bruce Dern starred in Payne's Nebraska (2013) -- probably one of the few, if only, times in movie history that a father-daughter duo similarly starred in the same director's films, especially with the actress/daughter's performance preceding her actor/father's. See more »

Trademark:

Her long legs See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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