Born on February 10, 1967
From Los Angeles, California
Laura Dern as "Bobbi"
Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail -- one of the country's longest and toughest through-trails.
|Academy Award (2014)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
Laura Dern as "Amy Jellicoe"
An ambitious corporate executive, Amy Jellicoe has succeeded despite the fact she can be her own worst enemy. After a series of self-destructive choices leads to a very public, humiliating nervous breakdown, Amy spends three months at a treatment center in Hawaii, where she learns to live a more enlightened existence. Upon returning home, however, she discovers her new passionate and honest outlook isn't accepted by her family, friends and co-workers, notably her mom, Helen, with whom Amy now lives, and her drug-addicted ex-husband, Levi. Immersed in a more complicated life, Amy must decide what's really important to her.
|Emmy (Primetime) (2013)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series|
|Golden Globe (2012)||Won||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy|
Laura Dern as "Katherine Harris"
In this dramatization of the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore concedes the presidency to George W. Bush, but recants when he learns of irregularities in the Florida vote count. Democratic strategists Ron Klain (Kevin Spacey) and Michael Whouley (Denis Leary) race to Florida to uncover the truth, as do Republicans under James Baker (Tom Wilkinson). Between faulty voting equipment and the vagaries of Florida's Secretary of State Katherine Harris (Laura Dern), a 36-day stalemate ensues.
|Golden Globe (2009)||Won||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
|Emmy (Primetime) (2008)||Nominated||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie|
Laura Dern as "Rose"
During the Great Depression, a Southern family hires the domestic services of Rose (Laura Dern), a damaged woman who hopes to avoid prostitution as a way of life. While in the employ of the household, Rose begins to develop feelings for the father of the family (Robert Duvall), who must continually rebuff her unwanted sexual advances. Meanwhile, Rose also develops a relationship with the 13-year-old son, Buddy (Lukas Haas). Eventually the father begins to reach the limits of his tolerance.
|Academy Award (1991)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1991)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|