Laura Dern
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"Laura Elizabeth Dern" is an American actress, film director, and film producer/producer. Dern has acted in such films as Mask (film)/Mask and Smooth Talk (1985), Blue Velvet (film)/Blue Velvet (1986), Fat Man and Little Boy (1988), Wild at Heart (film)/Wild at Heart (1990), Jurassic Park (film)/Jurassic Park (1993), The Baby Dance (1998), October Sky (1999), and I Am Sam (2001). She has won awards for her performance in the 1991 film Rambling Rose (film)/Rambling Rose, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris in the film Recount (film)/Recount (2008). From 2011 to 2013, Dern starred as Amy Jellicoe in HBO's Enlightened. For this role, she won the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy/Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.

In 2014 Dern made a return to film work, appearing in The Fault in Our Stars (film)/The Fault in Our Stars, When the Game Stands Tall, 99 Homes, and Wild (film)/Wild, the latter for which she received her second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress/Academy Award nomination.

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