Laura Dern Awards
Born on February 10th, 1967
From Los Angeles, California
Jennifer has it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her mother discovers a story - "The Tale" - that Jennifer wrote when she was 13, detailing a special relationship Jennifer had with two adult coaches, Jennifer returns to the Carolina horse farm where the events transpired to try to reconcile her version of events with the truth.
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.
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.
Pregnant mother Wanda LeFauve (Laura Dern) ekes out a government-assisted living with her jobless husband, Al (Richard Lineback), and their four children, in a rundown trailer park. In a desperate bid for money, Wanda answers a classified ad from a wealthy Hollywood woman, Rachel Luckman (Stockard Channing), and her husband, Richard (Peter Riegert), who are seeking a newborn to adopt. They make an agreement and tensely await the baby's birth, but each faces a profound struggle with the decision.
In this fact-based film, Ted Harduvel (Vincent Spano), one of the finest pilots employed by the U.S. Air Force, is enlisted to perform test flights for a new model of the F-16 plane. When Ted dies after his jet goes down, the military's official report claims that the cause of the accident was human error. But Ted's spouse, Janet (Laura Dern), refuses to believe this, and so investigates. As Janet digs deeper into the case, a disturbing military conspiracy slowly becomes apparent.
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.