- NAME: Laura Dern
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Television Actress, Director, Television Producer
- BIRTH DATE: February 10, 1967 (Age: 47)
- EDUCATION: University of Southern California, University of California at Los Angeles, Lee Strasberg Institute
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California
- Full Name: Laura Elizabeth Dern
- AKA: Laura Dern
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarius
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Actor, director and writer Laura Dern, daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, has played everything from willowy ingénues to drug-addicted washouts. She's known for starring in Jurassic Park, and for co-producing and starring on the series Enlightened.
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In 2009, Dern won another Golden Globe (best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a TV series, mini-series or motion picture) for her role in the TV movie Recount (2008), in which she appears alongside Kevin Spacey and Denis Leary, among other prominent actors.
More recently, in 2011, Dern earned a Golden Globe (best actress in a TV series,
musical or comedy) for her role on HBO's Enlightened. In addition to starring as the show's protagonist, Amy Jellicoe, Dern co-created and co-executive produced the series (with Mike White). Debuting in October 2011, the series garnered critical acclaim but saw low ratings, and ended in 2013 after two seasons.
Dern married musician Ben Harper on December 23, 2005. The couple had two children, son Ellery Walker and daugher Jaya, before divorcing in 2010.
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