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- Posted on May 1, 2018 click on the image to view it in higher quality The Archer School for Girls hosted its seventh annual Archer Film Festival, empowering female filmmakers and featuring award-winning actress Laura Dern as the keynote speaker. Festival organizers received over 680 student-produced film submissions from 65 countries around the world. (...)

- Posted on April 30, 2018 With a full slate of big-name projects, Laura Dern is kicking her steady four-decade-long career into high gear. Laura Dern is busy. The quintessential second-generation Hollywood actor—the daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd—has been on a tear over the past two years: picking up an Emmy and a Golden (...)

- Posted on March 2, 2018 Women now hold the most seats ever on the board — 39 percent — as 18 of 21 female governors, along with CEO Dawn Hudson, gather for a group photo. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is undergoing a makeover. Critics carp that it remains a bunch (...)

- Posted on February 17, 2018 Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz are officially on board for “Big Little Lies” Season 2, HBO announced Friday. Woodley returns as Jane Chapman, with Dern coming back as Renata Klein, and Kravitz reprising the role of Bonnie Carlson. The trio join previously announced returning cast members Reese Witherspoon and Nicole (...)

- Posted on January 17, 2018 Fresh off her powerful acceptance speech at the Golden Globes for her role as Renata Klein in HBO’s hit Big Little Lies and her part as a leading character in the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Laura Dern wants to play more complex and culturally relevant characters, which is something (...)

- Posted on December 2, 2017 The full press push for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now at full hyperspace, with director Rian Johnson and the cast appearing almost everywhere as we inch closer to the film’s release on December 15th. Rian Johnson gathered together with cast members Mark Hamill(Luke Skywalker), Laura Dern (Amilyn (...)

- Posted on November 20, 2017 Between Twin Peaks, Big Little Lies, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, few people are having as big a 2017 as Laura Dern. But despite the veteran actor’s rising stock, both she and her mauve-haired character, Admiral Amilyn Holdo, have been largely under wraps in the Star Wars promotional campaign. A new spread in Entertainment Weekly pulls (...)

- Posted on November 14, 2017 This article originally appears in the November 2017 issue of ELLE. Hollywood’s dearth of “complicated” or “difficult” female characters is one of those truisms so often lamented it’s become a cliché, and yet there are a handful of actresses who make a career of finding, landing, and embodying exactly (...)

- Posted on October 26, 2017 Almost two months after Twin Peaks left us again, we’re still pondering the meaning of the show’s hauntingly surreal final act. And also pondering the meaning of all the haunting, surreal things that happened throughout the rebooted series, an 18-part odyssey which ran throughout the summer on Showtime. The (...)

- Posted on September 5, 2017 “We’re changing the game for actresses over 40,” she said of the Emmy-nominated drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. Tipped for an Emmy win for Big Little Lies with her sixth nomination, Laura Dern says the show has been a watershed for women in the industry. “We’re changing the game (...)

- Posted on August 28, 2017 Like many, Laura Dern went to see “Wonder Woman” in theaters this summer and like most, she walked away feeling a deeper sense of poignancy than expected from a traditional summer superhero flick. “I loved seeing it — and I really loved seeing it with my 12-year-old daughter,” Dern (...)

- Posted on August 20, 2017 When Savannah Knoop offered the director Justin Kelly the rights to her 2008 memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy, it began a nearly decade-long development process to bring the story to the screen. The film chronicles Knoop’s experience as she became swept up playing the mysterious alter (...)

- Posted on July 23, 2017 “It’s just speculation at the moment,” Laura Dern told the Los Angeles Times last month, describing talk that she has become a prospect for the presidency of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when new officers are elected on August 8. But it’s a hot summer afternoon, (...)

- Posted on June 23, 2017 A formidable actress, Laura Dern has been working in Hollywood since age 5. At 13 years old, the daughter of icons Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern became the youngest Miss Golden Globe and soon thereafter earned critical acclaim with her breakout role in Blue Velvet. The 1986 film also (...)

- Posted on June 22, 2017 Many people thought they had “Big Little Lies” pegged after HBO aired the first episode of the limited series in February. Soapy whodunit. Bitchy behavior. Mommy wars. Privileged women. Impossibly gorgeous homes. The series invited those judgments and then proceeded to methodically upend them, delivering a nuanced look at (...)

- Posted on June 20, 2017 Laura Dern has appeared in major blockbuster hits, art house darlings and on TV. But the star who can be currently seen in the new “Twin Peaks” reboot and the forthcoming Star Wars installment “The Last Jedi” says there is still one dream role she has yet to play: (...)