Laura Dern

Actor + Director + Producer
Born Oct 2, 1967

Laura Elizabeth Dern is an American actress, film director and producer. Dern has acted in such films as Smooth Talk (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), Fat Man and Little Boy (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), Jurassic Park (1993), October Sky (1999) and I Am Sam (2001). She has won awards for her performance in the 1991 film Rambling Rose, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.… Read More

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1967 Birth Born on February 10, 1967.


1982 15 Years Old In 1982, she became the youngest-ever winner of Miss Golden Globe.
1984 17 Years Old Dern began working with acting coach Sandra Seacat in 1984. … Read More
1985 18 Years Old Between 1985 and 1990, Dern gained critical acclaim for roles in Mask, Blue Velvet, and Wild at Heart. … Read More


1992 25 Years Old In 1992, Dern and her mother became the first mother and daughter to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in the same film in Rambling Rose although, unlike in Wild at Heart, they did not play mother and daughter in the film.
1993 26 Years Old Dern starred as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Steven Spielberg's 1993 film Jurassic Park. … Read More
1996 29 Years Old She also starred as Ruth in the 1996 film Citizen Ruth, the directorial debut of Alexander Payne. … Read More


1997 30 Years Old In 1997, Dern was featured in Widespread Panic's music video for their song, "Aunt Avis", which was directed by Dern's then boyfriend and future fiancé, Billy Bob Thornton.
1998 31 Years Old In 1998, Dern co-starred in Jodie Foster's film The Baby Dance.
1999 32 Years Old While dating Thornton in 1999, she was cast as his love interest in his film Daddy and Them, which also includes Diane Ladd. … Read More
2000 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Robert Altman called upon Dern's talents to play a Champagne-loving Aunt in his Texas-based comedy Dr. T & the Women in 2000. … Read More
2002 35 Years Old She starred in the 2002 film Damaged Care and the 2004 film We Don't Live Here Anymore.
2005 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Dern starred in the 2005 film Happy Endings, and in the same year, she appeared in the film The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.
2006 39 Years Old In 2006, David Lynch and Dern reunited for Inland Empire and, also in 2006, Dern had a supporting role in Lonely Hearts.


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2010 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2010, Harper filed for divorce from Dern, citing irreconcilable differences.
2011 44 Years Old In October 2011, Dern starred in a new HBO television series called Enlightened. … Read More
2012 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Dern appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson's 2012 film The Master, along with Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
2016 49 Years Old On February 15, 2016, it was announced that Dern would appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII. … Read More
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