Laura Dern

American actress and producer, Laura Dern is a recipient of Academy Award, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and many others. She started her acting career in the 1980s and became popular from the movies like Mask, Blue Velvet and Wild At Heart. 

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Laura Dern’s Overview

  • Birth Name: Laura Elizabeth Dern
  • Age: 55
  • Date of birth: February 10, 1967
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, US
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress and Producer
  • Net Worth: $20 Million
  • Father: Bruce Dern
  • Mother: Diane Ladd
  • Siblings: 
  • Spouse: Ben Harper (m.2005, div. 2013)
  • Children: Ellery Walker and Jaya

Personality Overview

  • Height: 5 ft 10 in
  • Weight: 61 kg 
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue

Early Life, Education and Family (Parents and Siblings)

  • Born in February 1967, Laura Dern is the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. 
  • Her parents parted ways when she was just two years old and was raised by her mother.
  • Not much is known about her education and siblings. 

Personal Life

  • Laura Dern met Harper during one of his concerts in 2000 and began dating him. 
  • The couple got married in December 2005 in Los Angeles. 
  • They became parents to a son Ellery Walker in 2001 and to the daughter Jaya in 2004. 
  • However, the couple parted ways in 2013. 

Revelation about sexual assault

  • In October 2017, during an interview Laura Dern revealed that she was sexually assaulted when she was just 14. 

Career

  • Laura Dern made her movie debut with the movie titled White Lightning in the year 1973 while her official movie debut was with the movie Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore which was released in 1974. 

1980-1999

  • From 1985 to 1990, Laura Dern acted in the movies Mask, Blue Velvet and  Wild at Heart. 
  • Blue Velvet became the breakthrough for her acting career. 
  • In 1992, she was featured in a television movie titled Afterburn. 
  • In 1993, she acted in the Jurassic Park movie and played the character of Dr. Sattler which got international recognition. 
  • In 1999, Laura Dern was featured in the movie Daddy and Them as the love interest of Billy Bob Thornton. 

2000-2011

  • In 2002, Laura Dern was featured in the movie Damaged Care and in 2004 she acted in the movie We Don’t Live Her Anymore. 
  • In 2005, she acted in the movies Happy Endings and The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. 
  • Inland Empire and Lonely Hearts were her movies released in 2006. 
  • In 2007, she acted in Year of the Dog alongside Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard and John C Reilly . 
  • The next year, she was featured in the drama titled Tenderness and in 2010, she acted in Little Fockers. 
  • In late 2010, Laura Dern and her parents were presented with the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • In October 2011, she became a part of the HBO’s television series Enlightened. 

2012-Present

  • In 2012, Laura Dern acted in the drama movie named The Master alongside Joaquin Pheonix, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman. 
  • In 2017, she was featured in Big Little Lies which was a miniseries of HBO, she got her first Primetime Emmy Award for this series. 
  • In the same year, she was seen in the TV series Twin Peaks  and the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 
  • Laura Dern played the lead character in the autobiographical movie The Tale, it was directed by Jennifer Fox. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018. 
  • In 2019, she appeared in Marriage Story alongside Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. She won numerous awards for her performance in the movie. 
  • She won the Academy Award, BAFTA Awared, SAG Award and Golden Globe Award for her the movie Marriage Story. 
  • Laura Dern is set to reprise her role of Dr. Sattler from the movie Jurassic Park in her next movie titled Jurassic World Dominion which will be released in 2022. The guys at ghostwriting agentur are really looking forward to the film’s release.
  • She is also set to act in the movie adaptation of the play The Son alongside High Jackman.
  • She will also be a part of the science fiction movie titled Morning, it is being directed by Justin Kurzel. 

Filmography

Movies

Year Title
1973 White Lightning
1974 Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
1980 Foxes
1982 Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
1983 Grizzly II: Revenge
1984 Teachers
1985 Mask
1985 Smooth Talk
1986 Blue Velvet
1988 Haunted Summer
1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
1990 Wild at Heart
1990 Industrial Symphony No. 1
1991 Rambling Rose
1993 Jurassic Park
1993 A Perfect World
1996 Citizen Ruth
1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
1999 October Sky
2000 Dr. T & the Women
2001 Daddy and Them
2001 Jurassic Park III
2001 Focus
2001 I Am Sam
2001 Novocaine
2002 Goose
2004 We Don’t Live Here Anymore
2005 Happy Endings
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
2006 Lonely Hearts
2006 Inland Empire
2007 Year of the Dog
2008 The Monday Before Thanksgiving
2009 Tenderness
2010 Everything Must Go
2010 Little Fockers
2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited
2012 The Master
2013 Jay-Z: Made in America
2014 The Fault in Our Stars
2014 When the Game Stands Tall
2014 Wild
2014 99 Homes
2015 Bravetown
2016 Certain Women
2016 The Founder
2017 Wilson
2017 The Black Ghiandola
2017 The Good Time Girls
2017 Downsizing
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2018 The Tale
2018 Trial by Fire
2018 JT LeRoy
2019 Cold Pursuit
2019 Marriage Story
2019 Little Women
2020 Crazy, Not Insane
2020 The Way I See It
2022 Jurassic World Dominion
TBA The Son

TV Shows

Year Title
1980 Insight
1981 Shannon
1983 Happy Endings
1984 The Three Wishes of Billy Grier
1989 Nightmare Classics
1992 Afterburn
1993 Fallen Angels
1995 Frasier
1995 Down Came a Blackbird
1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge
1997 Ellen
1998 The Larry Sanders Show
1998 The Baby Dance
2001 Within These Walls
2002 Damaged Care
2002 The West Wing
2002–2003 King of the Hill
2008 Recount
2011–2013 Enlightened
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
2014 Kroll Show
2014 Drunk History
2015 The Mindy Project
2015–2021 F Is for Family
2017, 2019 Big Little Lies
2017 The Last Man on Earth
2017 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2017 Twin Peaks
TBA Mrs. American Pie

Video Games

Year Title
2019 Jurassic World Evolution
2022 Jurassic World Evolution 2

Awards and Nominations

Academy Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1992 Rambling Rose Best Actress Nominated
2015 Wild Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2020 Marriage Story Won

British Academy Film Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Film Actress in a Supporting Role Won

Primetime Emmy Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1992 Afterburn Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie Nominated
1994 Fallen Angels Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1997 Ellen Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2008 Recount Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie Nominated
2013 Enlightened Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2017 Big Little Lies Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie Won
2018 The Tale Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie Nominated
2020 Big Little Lies Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

Golden Globe Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1992 Rambling Rose Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Nominated
1993 Afterburn Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture – Television Won
1999 The Baby Dance Nominated
2009 Recount Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
2012 Enlightened Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Won
2018 Big Little Lies Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
2019 The Tale Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture – Television Nominated
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Won

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Recount Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2018 Big Little Lies Nominated
2020 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series Nominated
Marriage Story Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won

Critics’ awards

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

Atlanta Film Critics Circle

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

Austin Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Nominated work Category Result
2004 We Don’t Live Here Anymore Best Supporting Actress Won
2014 Wild Nominated
2019 Marriage Story Won

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
1992 Rambling Rose Best Actress Nominated
2015 Wild Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2019 Marriage Story Nominated

Chicago Indie Critics

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Columbus Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Little Women Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
Marriage Story    
Best Supporting Actress Won

Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2018 Big Little Lies Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries Won
2019 The Tale Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries Nominated
2020 Big Little Lies Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Wild Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2019 Marriage Story Won

Denver Film Critics Society

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress (tied with Florence Pugh for Little Women) Won

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Nominated work Category Result
2015 Wild Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2019 Marriage Story Won

Florida Film Critics Circle

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

Georgia Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Greater Western New York Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Hawaii Film Critics Society

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

Hollywood Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Houston Film Critics Society

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Indiana Film Journalists Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Indiewire Critics’ Poll

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

Iowa Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

Latino Entertainment Journalists Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

London Film Critics Circle

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Supporting Actress of the Year Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
1985 Mask New Generation Award Won
Smooth Talk

Music City Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Nominated work Category Result
2007 Inland Empire Best Actress Nominated
2020 Little Women Best Supporting Actress Won
Marriage Story

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Little Women Best Supporting Actress Won
Marriage Story

New York Film Critics Online

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

North Carolina Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

North Dakota Film Society

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

Online Association of Female Film Critics

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Online Film Critics Society

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Phoenix Critics Circle

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Phoenix Film Critics Society

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Seattle Film Critics Society

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Southeastern Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

Toronto Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Year Nominated work Category Result
2014 Wild Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2019 Marriage Story Won

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
2014 Wild Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2019 Marriage Story Nominated

AARP’s Movies for Grown-Up Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress Won

CableACE Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1993 Afterburn Best Actress in a Miniseries or a TV Movie Nominated
1995 Down Came a Blackbird Nominated

Dorian Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2020 Marriage Story Supporting Film Performance of the Year — Actress Nominated

Gold Derby Television Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2017 Big Little Lies Best Miniseries/TV Movie Supporting Actress Won
2018 The Tale Best Miniseries/TV Movie Actress Won

Hollywood Film Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Marriage Story Hollywood Supporting Actress Award Won

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Year Nominated work Category Result
1982 N/A Miss Golden Globe Won

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Year Nominated work Category Result
2010 N/A Star – Motion Pictures Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1986 Smooth Talk Best Female Lead Nominated
1987 Blue Velvet Nominated
2007 N/A Special Distinction Award (shared with David Lynch) Won
2020 Marriage Story Robert Altman Award Won

Montreal World Film Festival

Year Nominated work Category Result
1991 Rambling Rose Best Actress Won
1996 Citizen Ruth Won

Satellite Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1997 The Siege at Ruby Ridge Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture – Television Nominated
2008 Recount Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture – Television Nominated
2012 Enlightened Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical Nominated
2014 Nominated
2015 Wild Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Nominated
2018 Big Little Lies Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture – Television Nominated
2019 Marriage Story Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Nominated

Saturn Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1994 Jurassic Park Best Film Lead Actress Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Nominated work Category Result
1999 N/A Independent Vision Award Won

Social Media

Laura Dern is an active user of social media platforms twitter and instagram. Her social handles are mentioned below:

Instagram: @lauradern 

Twitter: @LauraDern

Net Worth

Laura Dern is a veteran actress in the industry and so her net worth stands high at $20 Million. 

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Laura Dern- FAQs

Is Laura Dern still acting?

She has been acting since 1973 and her new movies are set to be released in 2022. 

Who is Laura Dern’s father?

Bruce Dern, the American actor is the father of the actress Laura Dern. 

Was Billy Bob Thornton engaged to Laura?

No the couple is not engaged. They acted together in a movie in 1999.

What is the height of Laura Dern?

The American actress Dern is 5 ft and 10 in tall.

How old is Laura Dern?

American actress is 55 years old in 2022.