Laura Dern

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Laura Elizabeth Dern
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/10/1967, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director
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Laura Dern 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.
  • Laura Dern Relationships:
  • Ben Harper - Ex-husband
  • Diane Ladd - Mother
  • Ellery Walker Harper - Son
  • Robert Hunter - Stepfather
  • Billy Bob Thornton - Ex-fiancé
  • Bruce Dern - Father
  • Jaya Harper - Daughter
  • Kyle MacLachlan - Ex-significant Other
  • Andrea Beckett - Stepmother
  • Jeff Goldblum - Ex-fiancé
  • Shelley Winters - Godparent
  • Laura Dern Awards:
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1991 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States; attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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