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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 »

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Jurassic Park
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 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2017 Wilson (completed)
 2017 The Good Time Girls (Short) (announced)
 2017 The Tale (post-production)
 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
 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
 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)
 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)
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
Narrator (voice)
 1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge (TV Movie)
Vicki Weaver
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
- 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)
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Kathleen Robinson
 1985 Smooth Talk
 1985 Mask
Diana Adams
 1984 The Three Wishes of Billy Grier (TV Movie)
 1984 Teachers
 1983/I Happy Endings (TV Movie)
Audrey Constantine
 1981 Shannon (TV Series)
- Gotham Swansong (1981)
 1980 Foxes
 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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Print ads for The GAP clothing retailer (1989).

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[on the love-story in The Fault in Our Stars (2014)]: We can all have a preconceived idea of what a parent would feel, when their daughter finds her first love. And you would hope that we're all conscious enough as parents to be thrilled at that thought, hopefully it's in an age that's perfect for these people to discover love for the first time. But in the case of a parent who knows that this ... See more »


Has earned two career Academy Award nominations in films alongside her film's co-star who also picked up an Oscar nomination in which they play mother/daughter roles. Her first was Rambling Rose (1991) in which she played the daughter to mother (onscreen and off) Diane Ladd. Her second nomination followed in 2015, for her role in Wild (2014) in which she now plays the mother to a daughter, played... See more »


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