Laura Dern

Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress, film director and producer. Dern is well known for numerous roles in major films, including Smooth Talk (1985), Blue Velvet (1986), Fat Man and Little Boy (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), Jurassic Park (1993 plus sequels), October Sky (1999) and others. She also received critical acclaim for her performance in the 1991 film Rambling Rose, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She also received critical acclaim and 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.