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Laura Dern


Laura Dern is an American actress, director, as well as producer. Laura Dern has received numerous accolades, including four Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award, and also has been nominated for two Academy Awards.

Early Life and Childhood

Laura Dern is 56 years old. She was born on February 10, 1967, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actors Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, and great-granddaughter of former Utah governor and Secretary of War, George Dern.

Likewise, she was conceived at the time when her parents were filming The Wild Angels. However, her parents divorced when she was two years old. Then she grew up with her mother and grandmother as Roman Catholic. Her birth name is Laura Elizabeth Dern and her birth sign is Aquarius.

Likewise, she belongs to American nationality and mixed ethnicity of German, Norwegian, English, Scottish, Dutch, Swiss, and French. At the age of 14, she was sexually assaulted.


Talking about her educational history, she attended acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and also went to the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professional Life and Career

Reflecting on Laura’s professional life, she started her acting career playing a short cameo role in her mother’s film White Lightning (1973). In the same year, she made an appearance in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974). Her acting was highly appreciated by the audiences and fans.

Likewise, she became the youngest-ever winner of the Miss Golden Globe in 1982. Her first big break came in 1980, with a role in the movie Foxes (1980). She appeared on television for the first time in 1981. She played Katherine Harris in the 2008 television movie Recount.

In October 2011, he starred in a new HBO television series called Enlightened. Also, he appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 film The Master, along with Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman. She made an appearance in Jean-Marc Vallée’s 2014 film Wild alongside Reese Witherspoon. She has also been portrayed in films like Little Women, The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Jurassic Park, and its sequel too.

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Caption: Laura Dern in the character of Jurassic Park 3 (Source: Collider)

In the year 2017, she appeared in David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks for Showtime and Rian Johnson’s blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.

In 2018, Dern portrayed the lead role in The Tale. Further, she will be reprising her role as Ellie Sattler in Jurassic World 3 in 2021.


Talented and beautiful Dern has received numerous awards and was nominated for awards also. Likewise, she won the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series for her role as Amy Jellicoe in HBO’s Enlightened (2011–13), and “The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for the film Afterburn (1992). She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Bobbi Lambrecht in Wild (2014) and, an Academy Award for her performance in the 1991 film Rambling Rose.

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Caption: Laura Dern was captured giving a thankyou speech after receiving the award (Source: E! news)

Laura Dern – Net Worth 2023

Dern has earned a decent sum of money through her professional acting career. Likewise, she has a net worth of $10 million but her salary is not revealed yet.

Relationship Status

Reflecting on Laura Dern’s relationship status, she is currently in a romantic relationship with former NBA player Baron Davis. The duo is very happy with each other and seen sharing their romantic mood with the public.

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Caption: Laura Dern spotted with her boyfriend Baron Davis (Source: Hollywood)

Previously, she was in a married relationship for five years. She was in a married relationship with the American singer-songwriter, Ben Harper. They met each other for the first time at one of his concerts in 2000. Then they began dating each other. After five years of a romantic relationship, they married each other on December 23, 2005, at their home in Los Angeles. The duo had a son and a daughter named Ellery Walker Harper and Jaya Harper.

However, they ended their relationship with a divorce after five years of their marriage in October 2010. Though they were often seen together even after their separation. Their divorce was finalized in September 2013.

She has also dated an Oscar Award winner for his song Glory, Common. His real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. He is a hip-hop recording artist, actor, poet, and film producer.

Furthermore, there is no rumor currently in her life.

Laura Dern – Body Measurements

Laura has an amazing personality with a stunning body. She has a height of 5 feet 10.5 inches and weighs around 61kg. Furthermore, her body measurements are 34-25-33 inches. Besides that, she has 11 US shoe sizes and 8 US dress sizes.

Similarly, her hair color is blonde, and her blue eyes color.

Laura Dern – Social Media

Laura Dern is socially active on media sites like Instagram, and Twitter. She has a great fan following. Likewise, she has around 1 million followers on Instagram and more than 132k followers on Twitter. She does not have a Facebook account.