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->''"I made a commitment to myself; that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference. It has to move people."''

Laura Elizabeth Dern is an American actress born February 10, 1967, best known for such movies as ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''Film/BlueVelvet'', ''Film/WildAtHeart'', ''Film/CitizenRuth'' and ''Film/InlandEmpire''. She is set to appear in ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheLastJedi''. She is the daughter of Creator/BruceDern and Diane Ladd.

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!!Tropes related to her career:

* ChekhovsGunman: Dern appeared as a child eating an ice cream cone in the 1974 film ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore" (of which her mom Diane Ladd was a supporting cast member). After numerous retakes required her to eat twelve cones in one sitting, which she did without getting sick, director Creator/MartinScorsese remarked to Ladd, [[HilariousInHindsight "This girl could be an actress!"]]
* StatuesqueStunner: She may not look like it, being dwarfed by most of her male co-stars, on camera, but she's actually 5'10".

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!!Film Roles
* ''Film/{{Teachers}}''
* ''Film/BlueVelvet''
* ''Film/WildAtHeart''
* ''Film/JurassicPark''
* ''Film/InlandEmpire''
* ''Film/TheMaster''
* ''Film/{{Wild}}''

!!Television Roles
* ''Series/{{Enlightened}}'' as Amy Jellicoe
* ''Series/BigLittleLies'' as Renata Klein
* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' as [[spoiler:Diane Evans]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily'' as Sue Murphy.