Laura Dern
Laura Dern

Gender

Female

Known Credits

26

Laura Dern

Date of Birth: Feb 10, 1967

Birthplace:  Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA

 

 

Biography

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 and her own early taste of the moviemaking world soon convinced the young Dern to pursue acting herself. Like so many young actors, her decision may have been influenced by social awkwardness -- the child of 60s counterculture parents, she was steeped in Eastern mysticism and political radicalism, and was seen as an oddball by her more conservative classmates.

Known For

Filmography

Downsizing

Downsizing

as Laura Lonowski

2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo

2017

Wilson

Wilson

as Pippi

2017

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

as Renata Klein

2017

The Founder

The Founder

as Ethel Kroc

2017

Certain Women

Certain Women

as Laura Wells

2016

99 Homes

99 Homes

as Lynn Nash

2016

When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall

as Bev Ladouceur

2014

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

as Frannie Lancaster

2014

The Mindy Project

The Mindy Project

as  Dr. Ludmilla Trapezikov

2012

Enlightened

Enlightened

as Amy Jellicoe

2011

Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog

as Bret

2007

Inland Empire

Inland Empire

as Nikki Grace/Susan Blue

2006

Happy Endings

Happy Endings

as Pam

2005

I Am Sam

I Am Sam

as Randy Carpenter

2001

Jurassic Park III

Jurassic Park III

as Dr. Ellie Sattler

2001

October Sky

October Sky

as Miss Riley

1999

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

as Dr. Ellie Sattler

1993

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

as Diane Evans

1990

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

as Sandy Williams

1986

Teachers

Teachers

as Diane

1984

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

as Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)

1974