Facts about Laura Dern
Laura Dern Biography
She won an Oscar in 2020 for her supporting role in the Noah Baumbach film, Marriage Story (2019).
Her parents are actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, and she grew up in Los Angeles and New York surrounded by bohemian actors and filmmakers.
She played earnest and innocent in her early roles, including Smooth Talk (1985) and Blue Velvet, and then proved she could play nutty and reckless in Lynch’s Wild At Heart (1990, with Nicolas Cage) and the sort-of comedy Citizen Ruth (1996, with Tippi Hedren).
Despite her big-budget Jurassic Park roles (she was also in Jurassic Park III), Dern has a reputation as a risk-taker, thanks in no small part to her collaborations with Lynch in films like the 2006 feature Inland Empire.
Laura Dern is 5’10” tall, according to a 1990 story in The Village Voice… She married musician Ben Harper in 2005… Laura Dern and Diane Ladd played daughter and mother in Wild At Heart.