Laura Dern

Lowest Rated: 9% Little Fockers (2010)
Birthday: Feb 10, 1967
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Playing characters ranging from wide-eyed virgins to willful sirens to drug-addicted losers, Laura Dern (born February 10, 1967) is among the screen's most interesting modern actresses. Her parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, are both successful actors but initially discouraged her from becoming involved in the profession. Still, acting was Dern's childhood goal, and after her parents divorced, she made her film debut at the age of six in White Lightning (1973).The following year, Dern played a bit part in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. She got her first major role in 1980, playing a teenager in Adrian Lyne's Foxes. By 1983, she had appeared in more films, and in defiance of her parents' wishes, decided to get some formal dramatic training at the Lee Strasberg Institute, where she studied Method acting. She went on to appear in films such as Teachers (1984) and Mask (1985) and gained a reputation for realistic portrayals of goodhearted innocents. Dern could have easily been typecast into such roles had Joyce Chopra not cast her as a rebellious teen anxious to experience a sexual awakening in Smooth Talk (1986). The young actress' portrayal earned her a New Generation Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics. That same year, Dern became an even more marketable actress when she played a fresh-faced young sleuth in David Lynch's disturbing, groundbreaking Blue Velvet. She again worked with Lynch in the flamboyantly bizarre Wild at Heart (1990), in which she played an oversexed 20-year-old on the run with her lover (Nicholas Cage). The film proved to be a family affair, as Ladd played her villainous mother. The two appeared together again the following year in the beautifully wrought Rambling Rose. Dern's naturalistic performance as a troubled 19-year-old who wants love, but has confused it with sex, won her considerable acclaim that culminated in an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Ladd was also nominated, making it the first time a mother-daughter team had been so honored in the same year.In 1993, Dern became a bigger star portraying a courageous paleo-botanist in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster Jurassic Park. Three years later, she played one of her most offbeat roles as a paint-huffing, spiteful, pregnant, and dumb as a box-of-doorknobs homeless girl who finds herself caught in the middle of a battle royale between pro- and anti-abortion groups in the black comedy Citizen Ruth. In 1999, she took on two very diverse roles, first playing a supportive high school teacher in October Sky and then returning to the realm of eccentricity -- and to sharing the screen with her mother -- as part of an unconventional Alabama family in Billy Bob Thornton's Daddy and Them. Though audiences were no doubt eager to see what Slingblade director Thornton had up his sleeve for the eagerly anticipated feature, Daddy and Them did recieve stateside release into a full two-years after production wrapped - and when it finally did find it's way into theaters critical and popular response was lukewarm at best.The disappointment was more than counterbalanced that year however when Dern and boyfriend Ben Harper gave birth to their first baby boy Ellery, and in addition to also returning to the land of dinosaurs with Jurassic Park III in 2001. Dern essayed memorable supporting performances in a number of films including Novcaine, Focus and I Am Sam. Stepping back into the lead for her role as true life HMO whistle-blower Linda Peeno in the made-for-HBO film Damaged Goods, many found Dern's performance so moving that whispers of an Emmy nomination began to circulate. That wasn't in the cards however, and the following year Dern returned to feature work with the adulterous drama We Don't Live Here Anymore.In addition to her film career, Dern has appeared on stage and television. In 1992, she won an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe award for performing in the HBO docudrama Afterburn. In 1997, she again proved her versatility by offering

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
61% Trial by Fire Actor 2019
57% J.T. LeRoy Laura Albert 2019
No Score Yet Kylmä kosto Grace Coxman 2019
99% The Tale Jennifer 2018
48% Downsizing Laura Lonowski $23M 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo $619.2M 2017
48% Wilson Pippi $0.7M 2017
82% The Founder Ethel Kroc $12.8M 2017
91% Certain Women Laura $1.1M 2016
93% 99 Homes Lynn Nash 2015
No Score Yet Gridiron Heroes Actor 2015
25% Bravetown Annie 2015
89% Wild Bobbi $24.7M 2014
19% When The Game Stands Tall Bev Ladouceur 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars Frannie 2014
No Score Yet Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Director 2013
No Score Yet Trespassing Bergman Actor 2013
85% The Master Helen Sullivan $15.9M 2012
73% Everything Must Go Delilah $2.8M 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited Cafe Patron 2011
9% Little Fockers Prudence $148.4M 2010
40% Tenderness Aunt Teresa 2008
77% Recount Katherine Harris 2008
No Score Yet Corduroy...And More Stories About Caring Actor 2008
69% Year of the Dog Bret $1.5M 2007
60% Lynch Actor 2007
48% Lonely Hearts Rene Fodie $0.2M 2006
72% Inland Empire Producer Nikki Grace/Susan Blue 2006
58% The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Dortha Schaefer $0.5M 2005
54% Happy Endings Pam $1.2M 2005
No Score Yet Is Your Mama a Llama?... and More Stories About Growing Up Actor 2004
66% We Don't Live Here Anymore Terry Linden $2M 2004
80% Searching for Debra Winger Actor 2002
No Score Yet Mysteries of Love Actor 2002
No Score Yet Damaged Care Linda Peeno 2002
35% I Am Sam Randy Carpenter $40.3M 2001
38% Novocaine Jean Noble $1.6M 2001
56% Focus Gertrude Hart 2001
No Score Yet Within These Walls Sister Pauline Quinn 2001
50% Jurassic Park III Dr. Ellie Sattler 2001
86% Daddy and Them Ruby Montgomery 2001
56% Dr. T and the Women Peggy $12.2M 2000
No Score Yet A Season for Miracles Berry 1999
91% October Sky Miss Riley 1999
No Score Yet The Baby Dance Wanda LeFauve 1998
No Score Yet Real Ellen Story Actor 1998
100% Bastard out of Carolina Narrator 1996
80% Citizen Ruth Ruth Stoops 1996
No Score Yet Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy Vicki Weaver 1996
No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird Helen 1995
79% A Perfect World Sally Gerber 1993
91% Jurassic Park Ellie Sattler $45.3M 1993
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: Song of Sacajawea Actor 1993
No Score Yet Afterburn Janet Harduvel 1992
100% Rambling Rose Rose 1991
65% Wild At Heart Lula Pace Fortune 1990
No Score Yet Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted Actor 1990
47% Fat Man and Little Boy Kathleen Robinson 1989
No Score Yet Haunted Summer Claire Clairmont 1988
94% Blue Velvet Sandy Williams 1986
No Score Yet Almost You Actor 1985
93% Mask Diana 1985
78% Smooth Talk Connie 1985
62% Teachers Diane 1984
56% Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains Jessica McNeil 1981
67% Foxes Debbie 1980
88% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone (uncredited) 1974
83% White Lightning Maggie's daughter 1973

TV

CREDIT
95% Big Little Lies
2017
Renata Klein
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
86% F Is for Family
2015
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
84% The Last Man on Earth
2015-2018
Catherine
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
89% Twin Peaks
1990-2017
Diane Evans
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2007
No Score Yet Saving My Tomorrow
2014
Voice
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
87% Enlightened
2011-2013
Screenwriter Executive Producer Creator Producer Amy Jellicoe
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2003
  • 2002
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Tabatha Fortis
  • 2002
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1998
  • 1997
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1995

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