->''"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 Dern is an actress born February 10, 1967, best known for such movies as ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''Film/BlueVelvet'', ''Film/WildAtHeart'', ''Film/CitizenRuth'', ''Film/InlandEmpire'', and ''Film/StarWars: Film/TheLastJedi''. She is the daughter of Creator/BruceDern and Diane Ladd.

!!Tropes related to her carreer:

* 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".