Full Name
Laura Dern
Job Title
Award-winning Actor, Producer, and Activist
Speaker Bio

Academy Award®-, Emmy ®-, BAFTA®-, and Golden Globe®-Award-winning actor, Laura Dern has touched audiences and critics alike with her moving and heartfelt performances, most recently starring on the big screen in Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” and Netflix’s “Marriage Story,” and in the HBO series “Big Little Lies.” Other notable films include “Jurassic Park,” “The Master,” “Blue Velvet,” “Wild,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” 
In addition to her extensive film and television credits, Dern has been prolific in her producing career. In 2017, she established Jaywalker Pictures, a Los Angeles-based production company founded with partner Jayme Lemons with emphasis on great storytelling in film and television. And in 2016, Dern was selected to serve on The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors. 
In addition to her numerous accolades and extensive film and television credits, Laura is deeply committed to advocating for a variety of causes she is passionate about, including serving as an advisor to the National Board of Directors of the American Lung Association®, advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality—propelled by her experiences in the industry—and supporting Everytown for Gun Safety®, Natural Resources Defense Council® (NRDC), and Oceana®.  She also works with legal teams representing migrant children at the border. 

Laura Dern