Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.

The actress was 23 when she starred opposite Sam Neill, who is 20 years older. Now the duo are back in Jurassic World Dominion

Family Spouse Ben Harper (23 December 2005 - September 2013) (divorced) (2 children) Children Harper, Ellery Walker, Jaya Harper Parents  Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd Relatives Mary Lanier (grandparent)

Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child.

Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for several years as a result.

The first success for the young Dern came in 1980, with a role in Adrian Lyne's Foxes (1980), a teen movie starring Jodie Foster

She followed this with several small parts, or parts in small movies, such as Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982) and Teachers (1984), as a student who has an affair with a teacher.