Who is Laura Dern?

Laura Dern is an American actress and a filmmaker who has been involved in the entertainment industry since 1973 to date. She is best known for her role in the 1991 film ‘Rambling Rose,’ which helped her come into the limelight. She has shown her versatility acting skills in various movies and TV series like ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘October Sky,’ ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘The Last Man on Earth,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and many more. Likewise, through her performances, she has been awarded prestigious awards like Golden Globe Awards five times and the Academy Award and Primetime Emmy Award for one time. Along with acting, she also supports charity works. She supports gender equality, women’s rights, and is also an environmental activist.

Quick Info
Full NameLaura Elizabeth Dern
ProfessionActress, Filmmaker
Birth DateFebruary 10, 1967
Birth PlaceSanta Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Star SignAquarius
ParentsFather: Bruce Dern
Mother: Diane Ladd
SisterDiane Elizabeth Dern
HusbandBen Harper (divorced)
Net Worth$20 thousand
Height5 feet and 10 and a half inches (1.79m/179cm)
Weight61 kg (135lbs)
Body Measurements34-25-33 inches
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde

Laura Dern


Laura Elizabeth Dern was born on February 10, 1967, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA. She was born to parents Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, who were actors and already belonged to the entertainment industry. Her mother and grandmother raised her since her parents divorced when she was only two years. Besides, she has a sister named Diane Elizabeth Dern. Presently, she is 53 years old with an Aquarius star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Laura Dern holds an American nationality. Her religious views are Catholic/Christianity. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 10 and a half inches (1.79m/179cm) tall and weighs around 61 kg (135lbs). Her body measurements are 34-25-33 inches, respectively. She has a pair of blue colored eyes with blonde hair color complimenting her slim body figure.

Early Life/Education 

Laura Dern attended the School of Rock and followed her parent’s footpath. She then enrolled at Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute when she was nine years old to study acting. She went with her mother in her shooting spots and was familiar with drama. Also, she has her godmother named Shelley Winters, an actress who spent six decades of her life in this field.


Laura Dern Films

Laura Dern landed her first two movies as an uncredited role in 1973 and 1974 named ‘White Lightning’ and ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.’ She then received the leading role in the 1980 movie ‘Foxes’ through which she received appreciation. In between 1980 to 1990, she appeared in various films like ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains,’ ‘Teachers,’ ‘Mask,’ ‘Smooth Talk,’ ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Industrial Symphony No. 1’ and many more. She received more fame in 1991 after she appeared in ‘Rambling Rose’ in a titular role. Three years later, she starred in ‘Jurassic Park’ as Dr. Ellie Sattler and in ‘A Perfect World’ as Sally Gerber. She also narrated the story film of ‘Bastard Out of Carolina’ in 1996.

Laura Dern

Likewise, she also had a significant role in a biographical film ‘October Sky’ in 1999 as Miss Riley. Meanwhile, from 2000 to 2007, she appeared in many movies and to name a few they are ‘I Am Sam,’ ‘Focus,’ ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ ‘The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio,’ ‘Year of the Dog’ and ‘Inland Empire.’

Furthermore, in 2008 and 2011, she also became a cast in a short film named ‘The Monday Before Thanksgiving’ and ‘Fight for Your Right Revisited.’ She appeared in a documentary where she acted as herself in ‘Jay-Z: Made in America’ in 2013. Her next hit movie was The Fault in Our Stars in 2014. The same year, she acted in three other films ‘When the Game Stands Tall,’ ‘Wild,’ and ’99 Homes.’ Moreover, in 2017 she became cast as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’ This movie gained a commercial hit and also received positive reviews. Her notable works from 2018 to 2020 are ‘JT LeRoy’ as Laura Albert and ‘Marriage Story’ as Nora Fanshaw. She is recently filming for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, where she reprised her role as Dr. Ellie Sattler.


Laura Dern also has appeared in various television series, though she did not play significant roles in series; she became cast as a supporting character. Her notable series are ‘Insight’ in 1980, her debut TV series, ‘Nightmare Classics’ in 1989, ‘The Siege at Ruby Ridge’ in 1996, ‘Ellen’ in 1997, ‘King of the Hill’ in 2003, ‘Enlightened’ in 2011. Likewise, she has been starring in ‘F Is for Family’ since 2015. Besides, she had her appearance in a popular Netflix series, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, in 2017.

Furthermore, she has also worked as co-creator and executive producer in the 2011 series ‘Enlightened.’ Likewise, she has also featured in television films like ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘The Three Wishes of Billy Grier,’ ‘Afterburn,’ ‘The Siege at Ruby Ridge,’ ‘Recount’ and ‘Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.’ Moreover, she has also worked as a director in the 2013 anthology drama television film ‘Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.’


Laura Dern has received 58 total nominations, out of which she has bagged 35 total awards as her contribution to this field. A few of her awards are one Academy Award, one Primetime Emmy Award, five Golden Globe Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Awards, one Critics Choice Movie Awards, and many more.

Laura Dern

Personal Life 

Laura Dern dated Ben Harper, a musician, in 2000, and tied a knot in 2005. This couple has a son named Ellery Walker, born on August 21, 2001, and a daughter named Jaya, born in November 2004. She was also a step-mother to son Charles and daughter Harris, children from Ben’s first marriage. Sadly, this couple separated in September 2013.


Laura Dern is active in her social media accounts. Her Instagram account (laura dern) has 1 million followers, and her Twitter handle (@LauraDern) has 168.1 thousand followers. She does not have a verified Facebook page.

Net Worth

Laura Dern is an American actress who has gained a massive amount of popularity. Her basic income comes from her acting career. He has an estimated net worth of about $20 thousand.