Laura Dern Height Weight Body Statistics

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Born Name

Laura Elizabeth Dern

Nick Name

Laura

Laura Dern attends the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Festival Awards Gala at Parker Palm Springs on January 3, 2015.
Laura Dern attends the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Festival Awards Gala at Parker Palm Springs on January 3, 2015.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Nationality

American

Education

Laura went to The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, California.

Laura studied theater at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Manhattan, New York City.

She, then attended the University of California, Los Angeles from which she dropped out just after two days of joining.

She was finally enrolled into the University of Southern California, Los Angeles from which she again dropped out after completing a semester.

Occupation

Actress, film director, producer

Family

  • Father – Bruce Dern (Actor)
  • Mother – Diane Ladd (Actress)
  • Siblings – Laura is the only child of her parents after her older sister’s death.
  • Others – George Dern (Great-Grandfather) (Former Utah governor and Secretary of War), Archibald MacLeish (Great-Great Uncle) (Poet, writer, and Librarian of Congress)

Manager

Laura Dern is signed with Untitled Entertainment.

Build

Skinny

Height

5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm

Weight

61 kg or 135 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Laura Dern dated –

  • Treat Williams (1984-1985) – Laura dated her Smooth talk (1985) co-actor Treat Williams. They started seeing each other in 1984 and went around for about a year and in 1985, the duo parted their ways.
  • Kyle Maclachlan (1985-1989) – She, then started dating Kyle Maclachlan whom she met during the filming of Blue Velvet (1986), they started dating in 1985 and after four years of relationship, they finally got separated in 1989.
  • Renny Harlin (1991) – After splitting with Kyle, Laura, then dated briefly director and producer Renny Harlin in 1991.
  • Vincent Spano (1992) – In 1992, actor, film director, and producer Vincent Spano and Laura dated for a couple of months.
  • Jeff Goldblum (1995-1997) – Laura started dating Jeff Goldblum in 1995 after they co-starred in the movie Jurassic Park. They ended their relationship in 1997.
  • Billy Bob Thornton (1997-2000) – She started seeing the actor, writer, director, producer, singer-songwriter and musician Billy Bob Thornton in 1995. The couple was rumored about having been engaged to each other. But terminating all these, the couple separated in 2000.
  • Ben Harper (2000-2013) – Laura met the musician Ben Harper at one of his concerts in 2000 and started dating. After their five years of dating, the couple got married on December 23, 2005 at their home in Los Angeles. They have two biological children together – Ellery Walker (son; born in 2001) and Jaya Harper (daughter; born in 2004). In 2010, Ben Harper filed for divorce. Yet the couple appeared together in Golden Globe Awards 2012. Their divorce was finalized in 2013.
Laura Dern and Ben Harper at SAG Awards.
Laura Dern and Ben Harper at SAG Awards.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Her skinny build

Brand Endorsements

In 1989, she appeared in the print ads for The GAP clothing.

Measurements

34-25-33 in or 87-63.5-84 cm

Dress Size

6-8 (US)

Laura Dern at the 2014 Spirit Awards.
Laura Dern at the 2014 Spirit Awards.

Bra Size

32B

Shoe Size

11 (US)

Best Known For

Her roles in the films like Mask (1985), Smooth Talk (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), Jurassic Park (1993) and the comedy-drama TV series Enlightened (aired 2011-2013) where she played Amy Jellicoe for which she got a Golden Globe.

First Film

In 1973, Laura appeared in the action film White Lightning (starring her mother) for her cameo appearance as Sharon Anne.

First TV Show

She made her debut on television with the CBS crime drama 9-episodes series Shannon in 1981. She appeared in an episode titled “Gotham Swansong.”

Personal Trainer

For the perfect bikini body, Laura visits SoulCycle to get the spinning sessions.

Laura Dern Favorite Things

  • Place – London
  • Book – Pema Chödrön’s Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
  • Cinematographer – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Film – The Elephant Man (1980)
Source DailyMail, IMDb
Laura Dern at 2014 Oscars.
Laura Dern at 2014 Oscars.

Laura Dern Facts

  1. Laura Dern is the youngest ever winner of Miss Golden Globe (1982).
  2. At the age of 13, she had to sue for emancipation on being objected by her mother for being present on the sets of the film Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Satin (1982). And subsequently, she received emancipation.
  3. She used to often become a target of teasing by her classmates because of her height and huge feet.
  4. Laura had a consequent backlash and did not work for more than a year after playing a lesbian on the ABC’s sitcom Ellen’s The Puppy Episode (1991), where she wheedles Ellen DeGeneres. She revealed this on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
  5. She and her actor mother Diane Ladd have become the first mother-daughter duo to be nominated together for The Academy Awards for their movie Rambling Rose (1991).
  6. In her initial years of her career, Laura Dern was roommates with the spiritual guru, lecturer, and author Marianne Williamson.
  7. At the age of 7, while doing a passing appearance (as a child eating ice-cream) in Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), Laura ate 26 ice cream cones for 26 takes.
  8. Some of her favorite directors, with whom she wants to work again are Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg.
  9. She was born at 7:48 am PST.
  10. Laura Dern would like to work with her father in the near future.
  11. The older sister of Laura, who was born in 1961, drowned at the age 18 months, years before Laura was born.
  12. She quit University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) just after two days of joining and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, after completing one semester.
  13. She left UCLA to do the movie Blue Velvet, which was released in 1986.
  14. In 2010, she received the 2420th star on Hollywood walk of fame, where her parents were also awarded with the stars.
  15. Her looks resemble with the former tennis player Steffi Graf.
  16. Follow Laura on Twitter.

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