Laura Dern

  • Birth Name: Laura Elizabeth Dern
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director
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Fast Facts

  • The great-granddaughter of a former Utah governor and the great-cousin of Tennessee Williams.
  • At age 7 she had an uncredited cameo in Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) as a child eating an ice-cream cone (she ate 26 cones for 26 takes).
  • David Lynch, who directed her in two films, nicknamed the statuesque actress "Tidbit."
  • Once shared an apartment with lecturer, author and New Age guru Marianne Williamson.
  • Both she and her mother, Diane Ladd, were nominated for Oscars for their performances in 1991's Rambling Rose, the first time in Academy Award history that a mother and daughter were nominated in the same year.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in November 2010, the same day both of her parents were presented with theirs; the Derns are the first acting family in history to be honored at the same time.
  • Has served as a spokesperson for the non-profit organization Healthy Child Healthy World, which is dedicated to protecting children from harmful chemicals.

Awards

  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: Winner
  • 1991, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Winner
  • 2019, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1986, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2018, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1987, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee

Relationships

  • Robert Hunter — Stepfather
  • Ellery Walker Harper — Son
  • Jaya Harper — Daughter
  • Billy Bob Thornton — Ex-fiancé
  • Kyle MacLachlan — Ex-significant Other
  • Andrea Beckett — Stepmother
  • Jeff Goldblum — Ex-fiancé
  • Shelley Winters — Godparent
  • Bruce Dern — Father
  • Ben Harper — Ex-husband
  • Diane Ladd — Mother

College

  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States; attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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