Laura Dern

Laura Elizabeth Dern ( born February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress.


Laura Dern was born as the second daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd pair; her great-grandfather George Henry Dern was from 1933 to 1936 Minister of War of the United States. A large part of her childhood was spent in filming their parents before them with small supporting roles in Joseph Sargent's action film The Tiger incited the mob and Martin Scorsese's drama Alice Does not Live Here more (1974 ) to emulate them. After a first experience in front of the camera Dern, who had studied with Lee Strasberg drama occurred in 1980 with a supporting role in Adrian Lyne's Jeanie clique back in appearance, in which she starred alongside Jodie Foster. The breakthrough came in the Miss Golden Globe 1982 threatening only with the lead role in Joyce Chopra's youth film Whispers (1985 ), in which Laura Dern as a freedom- loving 15 -year-old Vorstädterin her co-star Treat Williams seduced. Larger notoriety she gained through collaboration with David Lynch, who in his critical and popular successes Blue Velvet (1986) and Wild at Heart - The Story of Sailor and Lula (1990 ) began.

However, the previous peak of her film career marked Martha Coolidge's Rambling Rose Drama, (1991), in which Laura Dern played on her mother's side. For her portrayal of 19 -year-old heroine, which applies with her bohemian lifestyle an American Southern town in the 1930s against him, Dern was nominated in 1992 for an Oscar as Best Actress. A year later she received the Golden Globe for Robert Markowitz ' TV movie Afterburn based on a true story. In the drama they can be seen as a widow of a U.S. fighter pilots who comes to a conspiracy between the military and the aircraft manufacturer on the track. On this success she could, despite roles in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster Jurassic Park and Clint Eastwood's Perfect World (both 1993) unable to match. She worked in the following years, mostly on dramas under such well-known directors such as Robert Altman, Alexander Payne and David Lynch, with whom she co-produced his film Inland Empire (2006), with her self in the critically acclaimed starring role.

Laura Dern, who was romantically involved, inter alia, with their fellow actor Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan and Billy Bob Thornton, married in December 2005, her longtime partner Ben Harper. From the junction with the U.S. musician had two children. 2010 gave Laura Dern for divorce from her husband known.

In November 2010, Laura Dern has been on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star in the film category ( 6270 Hollywood Boulevard) honored.


  • 2013: Call me crazy! (Call Me Crazy: A Five film, TV film )


Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

  • 2004: Best Supporting Actress for We Do not Live Here Anymore

Independent Spirit Awards

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Montreal World Film Festival

Satellite Awards

Sundance Film Festival

Jupiter ( film award )