Laura Dern is known for her iconic role as the protagonist in the sci-fi classic, Star Trek (the original series, not the spinoff series). Laura Dern was also bitten by the acting bug when she appeared in bit parts in some of her parent’s (actors Diane Ladd & Bruce Dern) films. Initially discouraged by their lack of interest in pursuing an acting career, Laura Dern channeled her frustration on to her two children who would then treat her as an unwanted house guest. Eventually, Laura Dern decided to follow her two children to Hollywood where, despite her initial misgivings, she landed herself a role as an actress in the classic West Wing (season five, episode twelve). In her final episode of the show, “Encounter at the Capitola,” Laura Dern plays the mother to a young gay man (in one episode, her lesbian lover tries to set her up with him), a situation that almost destroys the relationship between her mother.
Laura Dern has also had brief stints on Broadway and in movies, most notably her turn in Broadway’s revival of Cats, in which she plays the title role. Laura Dern is an accomplished actress and singer, whose extensive acting experience includes stints on Broadway, movies, and TV. Her early roles were usually in shows such as ER, M.A.S.H., and House. After several years on M.A.S.H., she ventured into producing and directing, which gave her even more experience in both theater and commercial work.
Laura Dern has also found some success in the film industry, having appeared in a number of films that weren’t well received. Her breakout role was in the acclaimed docudrama End of Life, in which she played a woman diagnosed with terminal cancer who comes to the United States from the country. She also appeared in Invictus, Kill Bill, and Mystic River. Her acting prowess was recognized with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in Those Who Have Lost Shoes. She shared the award with Julia Roberts, whom she had worked with on the movie Tombstone.
Laura Dern has also released several short films, the most notable of which was the 2021 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which did very well at the box office. The next feature that she will appear in will be a drama entitled Ipanema. No further announcements have been made about a possible role for Laura Dern in the upcoming film. Laura Dern is busy promoting her own music as well, releasing a cover of David Bowie’s “Black Tie White Noise.”
Laura Dern is not the only celebrity to receive a Star Wars movie casting call in late December. The next major role that should come available for actress Daisy Coleman will be the villain of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This rumor began when The Last Jedi hit the theaters in late December and fans had great expectations for a standout performance by Coleman, who played the devious Senator Leia. However, Coleman seemed to be out of character during the entire movie, which some people compare to Jackson Hole in the past, where she was completely absent from many of her scenes. The Last Jedi does get rid of much of the character development that had been built up over the previous three films, so there’s still a lot to look forward to when The Last Jedi hits theaters in the spring of 2021.
The last major role that Laura Dern is expecting to receive a call for in the near future will be that of Maria Bello, who was born in 1980. Born in Los Angeles, Laura Dern is an award-winning actress whose career spans over 35 years, which makes her one of the more accomplished and respected actresses of our time. She has also received four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and two Golden Globe Awards, as well as numerous awards from other industry insiders and critics. Laura Dern is one of the few female actors to have both a leading and supporting role in a Star Wars movie, which is rare for women in this era. Although The Last Jedi will be released in the summer, we expect Laura Dern to still appear in at least one or two additional movies to complete the massive franchise that George Lucas started.