"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 Jurassic Park, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Citizen Ruth and Inland Empire. She is set to appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. She is the daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.
Tropes related to her career:
- Chekhov's Gunman: Dern appeared as a child eating an ice cream cone in the 1974 film ''Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (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 Martin Scorsese remarked to Ladd, "This girl could be an actress!"
- Statuesque Stunner: She may not look like it, being dwarfed by most of her male co-stars, on camera, but she's actually 5'10".