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Laura Dern stars in "Enlightened" on HBO as Amy Jelicoe. Dern also serves as the executive producer and co-creator, alongside prolific writer and director Mike White. Jelicoe is introduced to viewers while she is in the midst of experiencing an emotional breakdown at work that forces her to seek treatment. She comes out of treatment enlightened and ready to make peace with her mother, ex-husband and former employees, and confront her demons with a newfound perspective.

Laura Dern has emerged as
Laura Dern in "Happy Endings"
Laura Dern Happy Endings
one of the great actresses of her generation proving that she is capable of great depth and range, touching audiences and critics alike with her moving and heartfelt performances.

Dern was recently seen starring in "Everything Must Go," alongside Will Ferrell and Rebecca Hall, "Little Fockers," opposite Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, and HBO's movie "Recount," directed by Jay Roach, which revisited the controversial 2000 presidential election in Florida. For her performance as Katherine Harris, Dern earned a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards.

On the big screen, Dern recently starred as three characters in the epic David Lynch masterpiece "Inland Empire," which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2006, and garnered reviews and accolades from critics and film organizations worldwide. Dern also delivered poignant supporting performances in "Tenderness," alongside Russell Crowe, and in Mike White's "Year of the Dog," alongside Molly Shannon and Peter Sarsgaard. Her additional feature film credits include Don Roos' dark comedy "Happy Endings"; "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio," with Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson; "We Don't Live Here Anymore," which received critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for director John Curran and co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Watts; and a cameo in the drama "Lonely Hearts."

In 1992, Dern received both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in "Rambling Rose," directed by Martha Coolidge and co-starring her mother, Diane Ladd. She has starred in two films for director David Lynch: "Blue Velvet" and "Wild at Heart," which co-starred Nicolas Cage and won the Palme d'Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Dern starred in the critically acclaimed black comedy "Citizen Ruth," which screened at the World Film Festival of Montréal and garnered Dern the Best Actress Award.

Dern's other film credits include Robert Altman's "Dr. T & the Women," "Smooth Talk," "October Sky," "Mask," "Fat Man and Little Boy," "Haunted Summer," "Teachers," "Foxes," "Ladies and Gentleman," "The Fabulous Stains," "I Am Sam" (alongside Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer), the dark comedy "Novocaine" and "Focus," opposite William H. Macy. Dern starred, opposite Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, in Steven Spielberg's worldwide phenomenon and record-breaking box-office success "Jurassic Park," and starred opposite Clint Eastwood and Kevin Costner in the Eastwood-directed "A Perfect World."

In October 1994, Dern made her directorial debut with a short film called "The Gift," which aired as part of Showtime's Directed By series. The cast included Mary Steenburgen, Bonnie Bedelia, Isabella Rossellini, Mary Kay Place, Peter Horton and her mother, Diane Ladd.

On television, Dern delivered a captivating performance in Showtime's "Damaged Care." Dern also served as a producer on this project. She also appeared in Lifetime Television's "Within These Walls," opposite Ellen Burstyn, and Showtime Television's quirky romantic comedy "Daddy & Them," a film written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

In 1997, Dern was nominated for an Emmy Award and won an American Comedy Award for her guest-starring role in the controversial puppy episode of the ABC comedy "Ellen." She received a 1998 Golden Globe nomination for her role in Jane Anderson's "The Baby Dance," produced by Jodie Foster's Egg Productions for Showtime. The Baby Dance was also awarded two 1998 Peabody Awards.

Dern received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as Emmy and CableACE nominations for her starring role in the 1992 telefilm "Afterburn." Her other work on television includes Showtime's critically acclaimed film noir series "Fallen Angels," for which she received an Emmy nomination, and Showtime's original film "Down Came a Blackbird," which she also produced, opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Raul Julia.

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Age: 49 years old
Birthday: February 10, 1967
Height: 5' 10 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Laura Elizabeth Dern
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Husband: Ben Harper (12/23/2005, filed for divorce, 2 children)

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