Sunday, April 29, 2012
Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967) is an American actress, blur administrator and producer. Dern has acted in such films as Smooth Allocution (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), Fat Man and Little Boy (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), Jurassic Park (1993) and October Sky (1999). She has won awards for her achievement in the 1991 blur Rambling Rose, for which she accustomed an Academy Award choice for "Best Extra in a Leading Role". She was awarded a Golden Globe Award for "Best Acknowledging Extra — Series, Miniseries or Television Film" for her assuming of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris in the blur Recount (2008). As of February 2012, Dern was starring in HBO’s Enlightened, for which she has won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Extra — Television Alternation Musical or Comedy".
Dern was built-in in Los Angeles, California, the babe of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, and the great-granddaughter of above Utah governor and Secretary of War George Dern. Scottish-American poet, writer, and Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish was her great-uncle. Laura Dern's blur admission was a adornment in her mother's blur White Lightning (1973). She aswell fabricated a abrupt actualization in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), one of Ladd's signature roles. Her mother objected to her 13-year-old daughter's attendance on the set of Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, but Dern sued for emancipation.
In the mid-1980s she acquired analytical acclamation for roles in Mask, Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart. Dern's starring role in Blue Velvet was a advance admitting her next notable film, Wild at Heart, took about four years to be released. Dern's amalgamation with Lynch has connected with her role in Inland Empire. In 1992, Dern and her mother became the aboriginal mother and babe to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in the aforementioned blur in Rambling Rose. They did not play mother and babe in the film. Dern starred as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park. That aforementioned year, Clint Eastwood enlisted the extra for his blur A Perfect World. She aswell starred as Ruth in the 1996 banter Citizen Ruth, the authoritative admission of Alexander Payne. In a changeabout of roles, Dern's mother makes a adornment appearance, with Dern's actualization agreeable a torrent of corruption at her. In 1997, Dern was featured in Widespread Panic's music video for their song, "Aunt Avis", which was directed by Dern's again admirer and approaching fiancé, Billy Bob Thornton. In 1998, Dern co-starred in Jodie Foster's blur The Baby Dance. While dating Thornton in 1999, she was casting as his adulation absorption in his blur Daddy and Them, which aswell includes Diane Ladd. Dern aswell appeared in Joe Johnston's blur October Sky.
Robert Altman alleged aloft Dern's talents to play a Champagne-loving Aunt in his Texas-based ball Dr. T & the Women in 2000. She co-starred in Within These Walls, Arthur Miller's Focus, and Novocaine. She had a accessory role in Jurassic Park III, and was a acknowledging amateur in the blur I Am Sam. She starred in the 2002 blur Damaged Care and the 2004 blur We Don't Live Here Anymore. Dern was allotment of the ensemble dramedy Happy Endings in 2005, and she appeared in the 2006 blur The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. In 2006, David Lynch and Dern reunited for Inland Empire and, aswell in 2006, Dern had a acknowledging role in Lonely Hearts. Mike White, accepted for autograph Academy of Rock and The Good Girl, assassin Dern for his authoritative admission in 2007, the ball blue-blooded Year of the Dog and starring Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly and Peter Sarsgaard. In 2008 Dern starred in Recount for which she won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Acknowledging Extra — Series, Miniseries or Television Film". Since then, Dern was apparent in the absolute 2009 ball Tenderness and, in 2010, she appeared in Little Fockers, arena an avant-garde academy arch who anachronous Owen Wilson's actualization Kevin Rawley.
In an interview, Dern declared that she would reprise her role as Ellie Sattler for Jurassic Park IV.
Dern has done abundant plan on television, a lot of conspicuously Afterburn, for which she accustomed a Golden Globe Award for "Best Extra in a Mini-Series or Movie". She guest-starred on The West Wing, as a articulation on King of the Hill and as a lesbian who coaxes Ellen DeGeneres out of the closet in the acclaimed 1997 "The Puppy Episode" of the television alternation Ellen. On the April 24, 2007 airing of DeGeneres' allocution show, Dern appear she did not plan for added than a year afterward her actualization in that adventure because of consistent backlash, but about alleged it an "extraordinary acquaintance and opportunity."
Dern has been accustomed with several awards from the absolute blur industry including the Sundance Institute and was the accountable of an advancing media attack by David Lynch to win her an Academy Award choice for her plan in Inland Empire. On November 1, 2010, she accustomed the 2,420th brilliant on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her parents, Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, were presented with stars too.
In October, 2011, Dern starred in a new HBO television alternation alleged Enlightened. Dern plays Amy Jellicoe, "a bloom and adorableness controlling who allotment from a post-meltdown retreat to aces up the pieces of her torn life" with, a part of others, her mother, played by her real-life mother Ladd. Dern brought biographer Mike White aback into television plan afterwards he had had an on-the-job accident of his own, and into the series' project. Jellicoe's Hawaiian retreat included addition to brainwork and the actualization tries to abide the conduct as she resumes her alive life. Dern accustomed her third Golden Globe for her role in the series.
Dern has aswell been casting in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master forth with Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman, set for absolution in 2012.