Laura Dern Wiki: Movie, Actress, Net Worth & Facts To Know

Laura Dern is an actress who has appeared in many movies, including Star Wars. Below is some information about her that you might not know.

Laura Dern; The Daughter Of An Actress

You are probably a die-hard of “Star Wars” and have watched “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” also known as “Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi.” You might have seen Laura Dern in the movie and noticed her performance, but do you know much about the actress except that Dern was married to Ben Harper? Maybe not. Laura Dern is an actress born aged 50. Dern has received a couple of awards and was even nominated for the Academy Award for her supporting role in the movie “Rambling Rose.” Dern was born in LA on February 1967 in a family of actors. Dern’s mother Dianne Ladd is an actress while her father Bruce Dern is an actor. Dern is also the great grand-daughter to the former governor of Utah and Secretary of War, George Dern. Dern seems to be related to some famous people just like her. Archibald MacLeish, who is a poet, writer and works as the Librarian of Congress was Dern’s great-great-uncle. Dern’s parents were filming “The Wild Angels” when she was conceived. Dern was brought up by both her mother and grandmother after her father and mother got divorced when she was two. The actress is Catholic. She studied in L.A. and even went to a music and arts academy where she perfected her acting skills in order to become one of the best actresses in L.A. Dern has bagged a lot of awards.

Laura Dern, One of the Cast in Blue Velvet Movie

Dern features in the movie, Blue Velvet. The 1986 film was directed by David Lynch and alongside Dern, the movie stars Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper and Isabella Rossellini. The name of the film derived from Bobby Vinton’s song “Blue Velvet” which was a hit song in the ‘60s. Many major studios declined the movie in the 1970s and early 1980s because of its too much sexual and violent content. Laura Dern plays the role of Sandy Williams. Sandy(Dern) is the daughter of detective Joh Williams and she is the one who tells Jeffrey the details of the ear he had collected and brought to the detective. Some critics felt that the film content didn’t serve a much artistic purpose. However, the movie was nominated for an Academy Award and was one of Lynch’s best. Dern got recognized for her excellent performance also.

Laura Dern Starred In Rambling Rose With Her Mother

Laura Dern stars in “Rambling Rose” a drama film directed by Martha Coolidge and set in Georgia when the Great Depression was happening. The movie is based on Calder Willingman’s book “Rambling Rose.” Alongside Dern was her mother Diane Ladd and both of them were nominated for Academy Awards, making them the first mother-daughter duo to ever been nominated at once. Dern was also one of the youngest actresses to be nominated then. Dern plays the role of Rose, a woman who went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Hillyer in order to escape a miserable life. The movie didn’t do well at the box office though.

Dern In Jurassic Park

Dern also landed a role in “Jurassic Park,” a 1993 Sci-Fi movie directed by the popular Steven Spielberg. “Jurassic Park” is derived from Michael Crichton’s novel and is set on Isla Nublar, off Central America’s Pacific Coast close to Costa Rica. The movie tells the story of a billionaire philanthropist with a small team of genetic scientists who have created a wildlife park and put some cloned dinosaurs. Dern stars as Dr. Ellie Sattler, one of the scientists. “Jurassic Park” is considered one of the earliest and best computer generated imagery movie. Following its success, three sequels of the movie have been released so far and there will be another one premiering next year. “Jurassic Park” has helped Dern to win awards and boost her fame as an actress. The movie won over 20 awards including three Academy Awards.

The Actress Played In Star Wars

Laura Dern’s latest appearance is in the film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The movie was directed by Rian Johnson is the second of the sequel. Dern stars in a supporting role. The movie marks Fisher’s last performance. She died in December 2016 and the film is dedicated to her memory. Jedi is received by Rey from Luke Skywalker hoping that he will turn the tide for the Resistance. They are still fighting Kylo Ren and the First Order. Dern plays the role of Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo who is an officer in the Resistance. It was one of the top-grossing movies this year and was praised for its plot effects and performances, including of Dern.

Dern Also Stars In TV Series

“Big Little Lies” is a TV series written by David Kelley that premiered on February this year and concluded on April. “Big Little Lies” is derived from Liane Moriarty’s novel with the same title. The series was nominated 16 times for Emmy Awards. Laura Dern was one of the stars who won an award in their respective categories. Dern plays Renata Klein. There was an announcement made by HBO that the second season will premiere next year.

Her Net Worth

Dern has been nominated several times for Golden Globe Awards. She has won the Golden Globe Award thrice and got nominated thrice. Dern has a net worth of $10 million. Most of her net worth is from the earnings she got from her past roles.

Dern is working on other projects that the actress’s fans will see this coming year. With so many awards that she has, it’s easy for her to land an acting role and she is among the most active actresses in Hollywood.