Laura Dern, who already knew that she wanted to become an actress by the age of 7, is now a household name in Hollywood. Active in the entertainment industry since 1973, Laura has portrayed various characters in numerous TV series and films. The 52 years old actress is also the recipient of numerous accolades like Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
Behind the camera, the Renata Klein of Big Little Lies, Laura Dern, relishes her time with her children. To know more about her family and her personal life, read the article till the end!
Laura Dern Husband, Divorce, Children
The Little Women star Laura was previously married to the musician Ben Harper. After dating for quite a long time, Laura and her boyfriend Ben exchanged the wedding vows in a small private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles on December 23, 2005.
Laura, who was 38 when she got married, already had two children with her partner. They are parents to a son named Ellery Walker Harper and a daughter named Jaya Harper. Their son was 4-year-old and their daughter was just 1 when they tied the knot. Ellery was born on August 21, 2001, and Jaya was born on November 28, 2004.
The duo met at one of Ben’s concerts in the fall of 2000 and eventually developed a chemistry between them. However, their bonding couldn’t last long as they separated in 2010. After five years of marriage, her estranged husband Ben filed for divorce in October 2010, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.
The couple, who was engaged in September of 2004, briefly reconciled in 2012. They even attended the Golden Globes together in February. But after a failed attempt at reconciliation, their divorce was finalized in September 2013.
Before finding love in the American singer, Laura was healing from a broken relationship with One False Move star Billy Bob Thornton with whom she was also engaged. Similarly, Ben was rebounding from his failed marriage with his wife of four years, Joanna, with whom he divorced in 2001. Ben has a daughter named Harris and a son named Charles with Joanna.
Movies & Net Worth
Laura loves challenging herself with various characters onscreen and during this process, she has successfully marked her place in the industry with a huge fan following, awards and accolades and amazing earnings. She was nominated for her first Oscar when she was 22 years old.
Laura, who received the New York Film Critics Awards for her portrayals in Little Women and Marriage Story, has a whopping net worth of $20 million. She assembles such a huge net worth with the salary that she receives as an actress, director, and producer.
Born to actor parents (father Bruce Dern and mother Diane Ladd), Laura had an interest in acting since her childhood days. Talking about her first film, she made an appearance in White Lightning in 1973. It was an American action film where her mother appeared.
Laura made her official film debut with the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. By the year 2020, she has appeared in several films and TV series among which she is known for Blue Velvet (1986), Rambling Rose (1991), Jurassic Park (1993), and Ellen (1997). She is also popular for her portrayals in Recount (2008), Enlightened (2011–2013), Wild (2014), Big Little Lies (2017-2019) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), as per wiki.
Most recently, she appeared in Cold Pursuit, Marriage Story, and Little Women. She also provided her voice for Sue Pauline in F Is for Family.