Tall, blonde, blue-eyed Laura Dern is a gangly dream come true for girl-next-door connoisseurs everywhere. Her parents, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, are both successful actors, and after her parents divorced, Laura made her film debut at the age of six in White Lightning (1973). Her first major role was in director Adrian Lyne's aptly named Foxes (1981). She went on to star as a blind bombshell in Mask (1985). Dern joined the David Lynch whack pack in Blue Velvet (1986) and Wild at Heart (1990) and later became a big star portraying a brainy botanist in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster Jurassic Park (1993). In 1997, Laura hit the small screen with her Emmy-nominated portrayal of a lesbian on a landmark episode of the sitcom Ellen in which star rug-rubber Ellen DeGeneres finally came out of the closet. We don't blame her. Then after a long Laura-free decade on the boob tube, she returned as the misguided New Ager Amy Jellicoe on Enlightened (2011), receiving a Golden Globe for her efforts. Now if only she'd show us her trophy room...
The Tale (2018) - as Jennifer
Downsizing (2017) - as Laura Lonowski
Certain Women (2016) - as Laura Wells
Focus (2001) - as Gertrude 'Gert' Hart
Citizen Ruth (1996) - as Ruth Stoops