Laura Dern: Bio, Wiki, Age, Career, Boyfriend, Family, Net Worth, Awards & More

Laura Dern is a famous personality as an American actress and filmmaker. She has been featured and also display her acting skill in many incredible movies. Some of them are ‘Rambling Rose’, ‘Blue Velvet’, ‘Jurassic Park’ ‘Citizen Ruth’, and many more. She also won numerous awards like the Academy Award, The Golden Globe Award, and many more. Not only that she also played major roles in some TV Series. In this article, you are going to know more about this famous celebrity, about her life, career, family, spouse, net worth, and more. So stay tuned.


Laura Dern’s Bio

Laura Dern, also known as Laura Elizabeth Dern was born on 10th February 1967. Her birthplace is Los Angeles, California. She is from a family of artists. So growing up in a house full of artists gives her the passion to become an artist. She went to a Theatre Institute in New York named Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan to learn more about acting and acting as a career. Her family as well as she is a part of the Christian Religion.

Full NameLaura Elizabeth Dern
Birth Date10th February 1967
Age(As of 2022)55 years
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Current AddressLos Angeles
Laura Dern Bio

Family and Early Life of Laura Elizabeth Dern

Laura Dern is from a famous and successful family. She is the daughter of famous actress Diane Ladd and actor Bruce Dern. Her great grandfather is former Utah governor and Secretary of War George Dern. Not only that her great grand-uncle was Archibald MacLeish who was the Librarian of Congress. Her parents got divorced when she was just two years old. She was brought up with her mother and grandmother. When she was a child she developed scoliosis.

Laura Dern got her first role as an extra in a movie named White Lightning, which was starred by her own mother, Diane Ladd. Later she got her first official movie Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. And after that, she did not need to turn back as she gave one after another hit movies.

FatherBruce MacLeish Dern
MotherDiane Ladd
SisterDiana Elizabeth Dern(died at 18 months)
GrandfatherJohn Dern(Via Bruce Dern),
Preston Paul Lanier(Via Diane Ladd)
GrandmotherMary Lanier(Via Diane Ladd),
Jean MacLeish(Via Bruce Dern)
Great GrandparentsGeorge Dern(Via Bruce Dern),
Bruce MacLeish(Via Bruce Dern),
Charlotte “Lottie” Brown(Via Bruce Dern)
Laura Dern Family
Laura Dern and Diane Ladd
Image: Laura Dern and Diane Ladd (Credit: Getty Images)

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Laura Dern completed her school life at Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. Later she went to a Theatre Institute in New York named Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan. She also joined the University of California in Los Angeles but dropped out just after 2 days. Later she joined the University of Southern California in Los Angeles but she only completed her first semester.

SchoolBuckley School, California
UniversityLee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan, New York City,
University of California, Los Angeles (dropped out after two days),
University of Southern California, Los Angeles (dropped out after a semester),
Laura Dern’s Qualification

Boyfriends of Laura Dern

During the entire life of Laura Dern, She dated many famous personalities. Her love life is always fascinating. Let’s take a brief look at her dating life.

Baron Davis

Baron Davis
Image: Laura Dern and Baron Davis(Credit: Coleman-Rayner)

Laura Dern has been spotted with the famous NBA player Baron Davis. Not only that in 2017 December they were spotted kissing outside the Beverly Hills Hotel. However, talking about Baron Davis, he is a professional basketball player. He was born on the 13th of April 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Davis is also a studio analyst for The NBA on TNT. Not only that he is also a two-time NBA All-Star. He has a quite successful career.


Dating Period: unknown


Image: Laura Dern and Common(Credit: FameFlynet and Shutterstock)

Lonnie Rashid Lynn by stage name Common was rumored to be hooking up with Laura Dern while filming a movie in 2016. Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn was born on the 13th of March 1972. He is professionally an American rapper, actor, philanthropist, writer, and activist. He did many albums like ‘Love of My Life‘, and ‘Finding Forever‘. Songs like ‘Glory’. He won multiple awards like The Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award, and an Academy Award. Not only that, but he also starred in movies like Smokin’ Aces, John Wick: Chapter 2, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Just Wright, New Year’s Eve, Happy Feet Two, Run All Night, Being Charlie, Rex, and Smallfoot.

Dating Period: unknown

Ben Harper

Ben Harper
Image: Laura Dern and Ben Harper(Credit: Getty Images)

Ben Harper is the ex-husband of Laura Dern. They started dating in 2000 and get married on December 23, 2005. However, the couple later got divorced in July 2012. However, they also have two children son Ellery Walker and daughter Jaya.

Marriage Period: 2005-2012

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Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton
Image: Laura Dern and Billy Bob Thornton(Credit: Getty Images)

Laura Dern and Billy Bob Thornton’s dating life continue from 1997 to 1999 and were engaged. But Billy Bob Thornton left Laura Dern to marry Angelina Jolie. Billy Bob Thornton was born on August 4, 1955, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States of America. He is an American Actor, Musician, filmmaker, singer, and songwriter. He starred in movies like Sling Blade, including Oliver Stone’s neo-noir U-Turn, political drama Primary Colors, science fiction disaster film Armageddon, Eagle Eye, Faster, and many more. Billy Bob Thornton won and was nominated for many awards like The Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, and many more.

Dating Period: 1997 – 1999

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum
Image: Jeff Goldblum(Credit: AP)

Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum dated from 1992 to 1997. After the filming of Jurassic Park, they fell in love. Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born on the 22nd of October 1952. He is an American actor and also a musician. He did movies like Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park 2, Independence Day, Independence Day: Resurgence, and many more. Jeff Goldblum directed the short film Little Surprises. The short film was nominated for the Academy Award.

Dating Period: 1992 – 1997.

Vincent Spano

Vincent Spano
Image: Vincent Spano(Credit: Shutterstock)

Vincent Spano and Laura Dern dated for almost a year in 1992. He was born on born October 18, 1962. He was an American stage and film actor.

Dating Period: 1992-1992

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage
Image: Nicolas Cage

The famous actress Laura Dern has also dated one of the all-time favorite actors Nicolas Cage. Nicolas Cage was born on January 7, 1964. He is an American actor and filmmaker. He starred in many popular movies like Peggy Sue Got Married, Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Vampire’s Kiss, Wild at Heart, Fire Birds, Honeymoon in Vegas, Kick-Ass, Ghost Rider, and many more. Also, Nicolas Cage received many prestigious awards like The Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award.

Dating Period: 1991-1991

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Renny Harlin

Renny Harlin
Image: Renny Harlin

Laura Dern and Renny Harlin dated in 1990. He is a well-known film director. He directed movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, and Deep Blue Sea.

Dating Period: 1990-1990

Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan
Image: Kyle MacLachlan

Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan dated for 4 years from 1985 to 1989. Kyle MacLachlan was born on February 22, 1959. He became famous for his role as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks.

Dating Period: 1985-1989

Treat Williams

Laura Dern and Treat Williams
Image: Treat Williams

Laura Dern dated Treat Williams from 1984 to 1985. Treat Williams is an American actor, writer, and aviator. He was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, an Independent Spirit Award, and two Satellite Awards.

Dating Period: 1984-1985

Marital Status of Laura Dern

In 2005 Laura Dern got married to Ben Harper. However in 2010, Laura Dern filed for divorce. Finally, in July 2012 they slit up for good. They have two children, a daughter Jaya Harper, and a son Ellery Harper.

Husband(Ex)Ben Harper
DaughterJaya Harper
SonEllery Harper
Laura Dern’s Family
Laura Dern's children and Ben Harper
Image: Laura Dern and her children and Ben Harper(Credit: JEFF KRAVITZ and Getty Images)

Laura Dern Body Stats

As an actress, Laura Dern has to constantly look after her body. And for that, she works hard every day. Let’s look at her body stats.

Height (approx)1.76 m
Weight (approx)135 lbs/61 kg
Body Measurements34-25-33
Shoe Size11 US.
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlonde
Dress Size6 US – 8 US
Laura Dern’s Body Stats

Net Worth of Laura Dern

It is estimated that throughout her career Laura Dern’s net worth is $20 Million (approx as of 2022). Her mostly earnings come from as an Actress, film director, and producer.

Net Worth$20 Million
ProfessionActress, film director, and producer
Laura Dern’s NetWorth

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  • Laura Dern’s career started with the movie ‘White Lightning’ in 1973. However, her success came from the movie ‘Foxes’ in 1980.
  • In 1981, she got a role in the series ‘Shannon’ and then the movie ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains’ as Jessica McNeil.
  • Dern did many minor roles in movies like ‘Happy Endings’, ‘The Three Wishes of Billy Grier’ and the satirical comedy-drama movie ‘Teachers’.
  • In 1985 Dern appear in movies ‘Mask’ as Diana and in ‘Smooth Talk’ as the lead role of Connie.
  • In 1986 Dern worked with the legendary director David Lynch. She did the role of Sandy Williams in the crime-thriller movie, ‘Blue Velvet’.
  • Between 1988-1990 she did some great movies like ‘Haunted Summer’ and ‘Fat Man and Little Boy’, and in a TV series, ‘Nightmare Classics’.
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  • In 1991 she got the lead role in the movie ‘Rambling Rose’. Her mother was also in the movie.
  • In 1993 she got the legendary movie ‘Jurassic Park’. In the same year, she was cast in the movie ‘A Perfect World’.
  • 1996, she portrayed the role of Ruth Stoops in the movie ‘Citizen Ruth’.

  • In 1997, she was cast in the tv series ‘Ellen’ for two episodes in the role of Susan.
  • 1999-2001, she appeared in several movies like ‘A Season for Miracles’, ‘October Sky’, ‘Novocaine’, ‘Focus’, ‘I Am Sam’, and ‘Goose’ also got few minutes appearance in the movie ‘Jurassic Park 3’.
  • From 2002 to 2003 she appeared in several tv series like ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Damaged Care’. She also gives her voice to characters Katherine and Serving Wench in the animated series, ‘King of the Hill’.
  • In 2004 Dern did the award-winning movie ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ as Terry Linden.
  • In 2006 Dern appeared in the movie ‘Inland Empire’
  • 2007 offered her the movie ‘Year of the Dog’.
  • From 2008 to 2009 Dern appeared in several movies like ‘Recount’, ‘Tenderness’and ‘Everything Must Go’.
  • In 2011 Dern was cast as the lead role of Amy Jellicoe in the HBO drama series, ‘Enlightened’.
  • In 2014 she appeared in several tv series like ‘Kroll Show’, ‘Drunk History’, ‘When the Game Stands Tall’, ‘99 Homes’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’.
  • 2017, she appeared in several award-winning TV shows like Renata Klein in ‘Big Little Lies’ also she gives her voice in the animated series ‘F Is for Family’, and also has been cast as Diane Evans in the series, ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’.
  • She also played the role of Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in the movie, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.

Upcoming Movies of Laura Dern

Laura Dern is going to appear in the movie Jurassic World: Dominion (2022).

Awards and Achievements of Laura Dern

  • In 1993, Dern won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for ‘Afterburn’.
  • In 2009 she won Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television for ‘Recount’.
  • Laura Dern again won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for ‘Enlightened’ in 2012.
  • In 2018 she won Emmy Award for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for ‘Big Little Lies’
  • In 2020 she won the Academy Award and also Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for ‘Marriage Story’.
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Laura Dern
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Q1) Did Laura Dern marry Jeff Goldblum?

Ans: No, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum dated for 2 years but she married Ben Harper.

Q2) How much does Laura Dern make?

Ans: It is estimated that Laura Dern’s net worth is $20 Million.

Q3) Who is Laura Dern’s mother?

Ans: Diane Ladd is Laura Dern’s mother.

Q4) Does Laura Dern has Instagram?

Ans: Yes, Laura Dern has Instagram. @lauradern

Q5) What is the Twitter account of Laura Dern?

Ans: @LauraDern

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