Laura Dern Net Worth: How Much Money Actress And Producer Laura Has?
Actress and producer Laura Dern has amassed a net worth of $20 million over her career. Her roles in the films “Mask,” “Blue Velvet,” “Wild at Heart,” and “Jurassic Park” were instrumental in propelling Laura Dern to the forefront of the acting world. She went on to get more praise for her efforts in films such as “Wild” and “Marriage Story,” the latter of which earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
On television, Dern has delivered performances that have earned her accolades for the shows “Enlightened” and “Big Little Lies,” as well as for the film “Recount,” which was produced for television.
Laura Dern Early Life And Career Starting
Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, to actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Both of her parents worked in the entertainment industry. Dern was reared by her mother and maternal grandmother when her parents divorced when she was just two years old. Her parents had been married for two years.
In 1973, when she was just six years old, she made her debut in the film industry as an extra in the drama “White Lightning,” which starred her mother. This was her first film role. She made another appearance alongside her mother the following year in “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” which was directed by Martin Scorsese.
Laura Dern Film Career
Dern made her acting debut in the coming-of-age film “Foxes,” which was released in 1980 and also starred Jodie Foster and Scott Baio. Then then went on to play the main part in the film “Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains,” and she went on to play supporting roles in the films “Grizzly II: The Predator” and “Teachers.”
1985 was the year that marked the beginning of Dern’s rise to greater prominence. In the same year, she had starring roles in both “Smooth Talk” and the biographical drama “Mask,” in which she also had a supporting role.
In the 1986 mystery thriller “Blue Velvet,” directed by David Lynch, Laura Dern played opposite Kyle MacLachlan. This role helped propel Dern’s career to new heights. After that, she appeared in the horror film “Haunted Summer” as well as the war movie “Fat Man and Little Boy.”
“Wild at Heart,” a romantic crime thriller released in 1990 and directed by David Lynch, also starred Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, and Diane Ladd, and also featured Dern in a reteaming with Lynch. The next year, Dern was recognised with her first nomination for an Academy Award for the major role she played in the film “Rambling Rose,” a film that also garnered a nod for her mother in the category of Supporting Actress.
After that, Dern went on to earn international renown in 1993, when she acted in the science-fiction blockbuster picture “Jurassic Park,” which was directed by Steven Spielberg. In the same year, she had a significant part in the crime thriller directed by Clint Eastwood and titled “A Perfect World.”
Laura Dern Further Films
During the latter part of the decade of the 1990s, Dern featured in the film “Citizen Ruth,” the debut feature film directed by Alexander Payne, as well as the biographical drama “October Sky.” During the early 2000s, she appeared in films such as “Dr. T & the Women,” “Daddy and Them,” “Jurassic Park III,” “Focus,” “I Am Sam,” “Novocaine,” “We Don’t Live Here Anymore,” “Happy Endings,” and “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.”
Her most recent film credit is “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.” In 2006, Dern starred in the film “Inland Empire,” which was also co-produced by her and marked her third collaboration with director David Lynch. After that, she had roles in movies such as “Year of the Dog,” “Tenderness,” “Everything Must Go,” “Little Fockers,” and “The Master.”
In 2014, Dern had a very busy year, playing in four different movies, including “The Fault in Our Stars,” “When the Game Stands Tall,” “99 Homes,” and “Wild.” She was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the most recent film. In succeeding years, Dern appeared in the films “Bravetown,” “Certain Women,” “The Founder,” “Wilson,” “Downsizing,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “The Tale,” “Trial by Fire,” and “JT LeRoy.” She appeared in the films “Cold Pursuit,” “Little Women,” and “Marriage Story” in 2019. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress went to Laura Dern for her work in the film “Divorce Lawyer Nora Fanshaw,” for which she was nominated. Dern received the award.
Laura Dern Tv Career
In 1980, Dern made her debut on television in an episode of the anthology series “Insight,” in which she portrayed the character of Amy. She had roles in the television movies “Happy Endings” and “The Three Wishes of Billy Grier,” and she also had a part in an episode of the anthology series “Nightmare Classics.” Her acting career continued throughout the remainder of the decade.
Afterburn earned Dern a nomination for a Golden Globe in 1992 for the major role she played in the film adaptation of the television series. This was followed by major parts in the television films “Down Came a Blackbird” and “The Siege at Ruby Ridge,” as well as guest starring roles on series such as “Fallen Angels” and “Frasier.”
In 1997 and 1998, Dern appeared on television in two of the most memorable performances of her career. She had a recurring role on the comedy “Ellen” in the previous year, playing a lesbian who was the one who encouraged Ellen DeGeneres to come out of the closet. She received a nomination for a Golden Globe for her role in the television film “The Baby Dance,” which she played in alongside Stockard Channing the next year.
In the beginning of the new millennium, Dern appeared on television in the films “Within These Walls” and “Damaged Care.” After that, she appeared in episodes of “King of the Hill” and “The West Wing.” In the television movie “Recount,” which was released in 2008, Dern played the role of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris.
The drama was about Florida’s vote recount during the 2000 presidential election in the United States. She was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film for the work that she did in the show.
In 2011, Dern continued to garner positive reviews for her work in the HBO series “Enlightened,” which she also helped produce. She was nominated for her third Golden Globe Award for her performance as Amy Jellicoe, a health and beauty professional. After that, in 2017, Dern was recognised with her first Emmy Award for her work as Renata Klein in the HBO miniseries “Big Little Lies.” The adult cartoon series “F is for Family” and the third season of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” are only two examples of her previous work in the television industry.
Laura Dern Personal Life
In December of 2005, actress Laura Dern wed musician Ben Harper, whom she had been seeing since the fall of 2000, when the two of them first met at one of Harper’s concerts. They were successful in having two offspring: a son named Ellery and a girl named Jaya. In addition, Dern took on the role of stepmother for Harper’s two sons, Charles and Harris. In the end, the couple split up the next year in 2013.
Dern is a supporter of a wide variety of charitable organisations and has done advocacy work in a variety of fields, including the promotion of Down syndrome awareness, the protection of immigrant rights, and the advancement of women’s rights. In addition to this, she has been quite vocal on the need to fight against climate change and gun violence.