Laura Dern Biography (1967-)

Full name, Laura Elizabeth Dern; born February 10, 1967, in Santa Monica, CA;daughter of Bruce Dern (an actor) and Diane Ladd (an actress); granddaughterof Mary Lanier (an actress); godchild of Shelley Winters (an actress); companion of Ben Harper (a musician); children: (with Harper) Ellery Walker, Jaya.Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Untitled Entertainment, 331 North Maple Dr., Second Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Publicist: Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden and Associates Public Relations, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA90210.; Contact: c/o 2401 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer, director
Birth Details
February 10, 1967
Santa Monica, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Sharon Anne (Maggie's daughter), White Lightning (also known as McKlusky), United Artists, 1973
  • (Uncredited) Girl eating ice cream cone, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Warner Bros., 1975
  • Debbie, Foxes, United Artists, 1980
  • Jessica McNeil, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains (also known as All Washed Up), Paramount, 1982
  • Diane, Teachers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Connie, Smooth Talk, Spectrafilm, 1985
  • Diana, Mask (also known as Peter Bogdanovich's "Mask"), Universal, 1985
  • Sandy Williams, Blue Velvet, Di Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Sister, Sister, New World Entertainment/Odyssey Entertainment, 1987
  • Kathleen Robinson, Fat Man and Little Boy (also known as Shadowmakers), Paramount, 1988
  • Claire Clairmont, Haunted Summer, 1988, Cannon, 1989
  • Lula Pace Fortune, Wild at Heart, Samuel Goldwyn, 1990
  • Rose, Rambling Rose, New Line Cinema, 1991
  • Dr. Ellie Sattler, Jurassic Park (also known as JP), Universal, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The Last Party (documentary), LIVE Entertainment, 1993
  • Sally Gerber, A Perfect World, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Ruth Stoops, Citizen Ruth (also known as Meet Ruth Stoops),Miramax, 1996
  • Miss Freida Riley, October Sky, Universal, 1999
  • Peggy, Dr. T and the Women, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Dr. Ellie Sattler, Jurassic Park III (also known as JPIII),MCA/Universal, 2001
  • Gertrude "Gert" Hart, Focus, Paramount Classics, 2001
  • Jean Noble, Novocaine, Artisan Entertainment, 2001
  • Randy Carpenter, I Am Sam, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Ruby Montgomery, Daddy and Them, Miramax, 2001
  • Herself, Mysteries of Love (documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2002
  • Herself, Searching for Debra Winger (documentary), Lions Gate Films, 2002
  • Terry Linden, We Don't Live Here Anymore, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Dortha Schaefer, The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio (also known asThe Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less), DreamWorks, 2005
  • Mother, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Lions Gate Films, 2005
  • Pam, Happy Endings, Lions Gate Films, 2005
  • Inland Empire, Studio Canal, 2005
  • Rene, Lonely Hearts, Millennium Films/Emmett/Furla Films, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Vicki Weaver, The Siege at Ruby Ridge (also known as Every KneeShall Bow: The Siege at Ruby Ridge and Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy), CBS, 1996
  • Movies
  • Audrey Constantine, Happy Endings, NBC, 1983
  • Crissy, The Three Wishes of Billy Grier, 1984
  • Rebecca, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1989
  • Nightmare Classics, 1989
  • Mrs. Harduvel, Afterburn, HBO, 1992
  • Helen McNulty, Down Came a Blackbird (also known as Ramirez), Showtime, 1995
  • Voice of adult Bone, Bastard out of Carolina, Showtime, 1996
  • Wanda LeFauve, The Baby Dance, Showtime, 1998
  • Sister Pauline Quinn, Within These Walls, Lifetime, 2001
  • Linda Peeno, Damaged Care, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Heartbroken woman, Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the BrokenHearted, 1990
  • Herself, Jonathon Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch, 1990
  • Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • Voice of Amelia Earhart, A Century of Women (documentary; also known as A Family of Women), TBS, 1994
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies, CBS, 1998
  • The Real Ellen Story, Bravo, 1998
  • Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory: 75 Years of Laughter (documentary), TNT, 1998
  • Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory: 75 Years of Stars (documentary), TNT, 1998
  • Berry Thompson, "A Season for Miracles," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1999
  • Herself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • Fall In Love with a Stranger, PAX TV, 1999
  • Equality Rocks, VH1, 2000
  • Herself, The Making of "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains"(documentary; also known as "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains":Behind the Movie), Independent Film Channel, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • (Uncredited) Presenter, The 1987 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The 64th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1992
  • The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1992
  • Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1994
  • The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994
  • Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards, TBS, 1994
  • The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg (also knownas The 23rd American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Steven Spielberg), NBC, 1995
  • Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996
  • The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1997
  • The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1997
  • Herself, The 71st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1999
  • Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute,TNT, 1999
  • Presenter, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2004
  • Episodic
  • The Secret Storm, CBS, c. 1972
  • "Gotham Swansong," Shannon, CBS, 1981
  • Rebecca Laymon, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Nightmare Classics, Showtime, 1989
  • Narrator, "The Song of Sacajawea," American Heroes & Legends (animated), 1992
  • Annie Ainsley, "Murder, Obliquely," Fallen Angels (also known as Perfect Crimes and Sydney Pollack's "Fallen Angels"), Showtime,1993
  • Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1993, 1995, 1996
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC'sSaturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1993
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • Guest caller June, "Sleeping with the Enemy," Frasier, NBC, 1995
  • Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996
  • Herself, "Death," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1997
  • Susan, "The Puppy Episode: Parts 1 & 2," Ellen (also known asThese Friends of Mine), ABC, 1997
  • Herself, "I Buried Sid," The Larry Sanders, HBO, 1998
  • Herself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Kelly Preston (documentary), Lifetime, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Laura Dern (documentary), Lifetime, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Mary Steenburgen (documentary), Lifetime, 1999
  • Herself, "Shelley Winters--Full Disclosure," Biography (also knownas A&E Biography: Shelley Winters--Full Disclosure), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Voice of serving wench, "Joust Like a Woman," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2002
  • United States Poet Laureate Tabatha Fortis, "The U.S. Poet Laureate," The West Wing, NBC, 2002
  • Voice of Katherine, "Patch Boomhauer," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2003
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette (documentary), Lifetime, 2003
  • Herself, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2004
  • Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004
  • Appeared in "The Films of Clint Eastwood," "The Films of David Lynch," and "The Films of Steven Spielberg," all episodes of The Directors, Encore.
  • Television Work
  • Director, The Gift (short special), Showtime, 1994
  • Executive producer, Down Came a Blackbird (movie; also known as Ramirez), Showtime, 1995
  • Coproducer, Damaged Care (movie), Showtime, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Charlene Loody, The Palace of Amateurs, Minetta Lane Theatre, NewYork City, 1988
  • Brooklyn Laundry, 1988
  • Appeared in Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Herself, Beyond Jurassic Park (documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 2001
  • Herself, Becoming Sam (short documentary), New Line Home Video, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1992, Issue Cumulation, Gale, 1992
    Periodicals
    • American Film, October, 1989, p. 46; July, 1991
    • Cosmopolitan, July, 1991
    • Interview, March, 1986, p. 146; September, 1990, p. 118; August, 2004, pp. 52-54
    • Mademoiselle, November, 1989
    • Movieline's Hollywood Life, July, 2004, pp. 58-61, 92
    • Newsweek, September 15, 1986; August 27, 1990; September 23, 1991
    • New York, September 30, 1991
    • New Yorker, September 22, 1986
    • New York Times, May 4, 1986
    • Now, August 19, 2004
    • People Weekly, April 29, 1985, p. 107; September 22, 1986; March 19, 1990; August 27, 1990; October 8, 1990, p. 59; October 7, 1991; November 26, 2001, p. 186; February 4, 2002, pp. 103-107
    • Premiere, September, 1990, p. 86; January, 1991
    • Radio Times, March 30, 1996, pp. 16-18
    • Rolling Stone, October 23, 1986; September 6, 1990; October 3, 1991; October 17, 1991
    • Starlog, August, 1993
    • Time, May 26, 1986; September 22, 1986; August 20, 1990; January 6, 1992

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