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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 14 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 Trial by Fire (pre-production)
Elizabeth Gilbert
  JT Leroy (post-production)
Laura Albert
 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 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 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series)
Catherine
- Got Milk? (2017) ... Catherine
 2017/I Wilson
Pippi
 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/I Wild
Bobbi
 2014 Drunk History (TV Series)
Nellie Bly
- New York City (2014) ... Nellie Bly
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
Helen Sullivan
 2011 Little Fockers: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Prudence (uncredited)
 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
 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).

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

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2011, on Fallen Angels (1993)) Alfonso Cuarón, I love him more than I can describe. Chivo [Emmanuel Lubezki], our cinematographer, who is one of my favorite cinematographers of all time in film. Rodrigo Garcia, an extraordinary filmmaker now in his own right, was also on the film crew. It was just an amazing group of people, including the ever-brilliant Alan Rickman. So I just had a blast. We ... See more »

Trivia:

Martin Scorsese was one of the first to encourage her to pursue acting. Scorsese directed Laura in an uncredited performance in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), in which she ate an ice cream cone. The scene required to be taken 19 times and therefore she had to eat 19 cones in a row. When she managed through them all, without feeling sick and without any scene of resistance, director ... See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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