Laura Dern Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Oct, 2017
Facts of Laura Dern
Date of Birth: 1967 , February-10
Age: 54 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Laura Dern
Birth Name Laura Elizabeth Dern
Father Diane Ladd
Mother Bruce Dern
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $12 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Body Measurements 34-25-34
Breast Size 34B
Waist size 25
Hip Size 34
Married to Ben Harper (m. 2005)
Children Ellery Walker Harper, Jaya Harper
Divorce Ben Harper (div.2013)
Education Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute ,University of California, Los Angeles
Siblings Diane Elizabeth Dern
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Laura Dern is an American actress, best known for her prominent performances in the movies Jurassic ParkThe Fault in Our Stars, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and many others.

Furthermore, Dern has also worked in the several television series including King of the Hill, Happy Endings, The Last Man on Earth. She has won many awards like Academy Award, Golden Globe award, as well as Emmy Award.

Dern married to American musician, Ben Harper and had two children. However, she divorced and living single. Besides her husband, she was linked with other celebrities Common, Billy Bob Thornton and few others.

Early life and education

Laura Dern was born as Laura Elizabeth Dern on 10th February 1967 in Los Angeles, California, united states of America. She belongs to white ethnicity/race and holds an American nationality.  

Dern is born to Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern who divorced when Laura was small. She stayed with her mother. She has a sister, Diane Elizabeth Dern. 

Dern went to the University of California, Los Angeles. Later, she joined the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute for her higher studies.


Laura Dern made her first debut movie in her mother’s film, White Lightning. She also appeared in the films including Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Ladies, Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains and much more.

However, in 1982, Dern became the first young actress to win Miss Golden Globe. But from 1985- 1990, she failed to get significant accomplishment in her acting.

Later in 1992, Dern appeared in Rambling Rose along with her mother and became the first mother and daughter to be nominated for Academy Award.

Personal life

Laura Dern is currently single; previously she married to her boyfriend, Ben Harper who is an American singer-songwriter as well as a multi-instrumentalist. 

The duo first met at the concert in 2000 and began dating. After dating for a couple of years, they tried to knot on 3rd December 2005. They have two children, a son Ellery Walker and daughter Jaya Harper.

However, they failed to continue their relationship and divorced in 2013. After a divorced with Ben, there was a rumor that Dern dated Common who is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, poet, and film producer. But they denied the news.

Besides this, Dern also dated other guys listed below:

Treat Williams (1984 – 1985)

Kyle MacLachlan(1985 – 1989)

Renny Harlin (1991)

Vincent Spano(1992)

Jeff Goldblum (1995 – 1997)

Billy Bob Thornton (1997 – 2000)

Common (2016)

Net worth

Accounting her financial status, Dern has earned a decent amount of money from her successful acting career. According to the recent data, her estimated net worth is $12 million.

Furthermore, she is also able to earn many fans in her social sites like Instagram and Twitter.


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