A few days ago, Laura Dern won BAFTA 2020 Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Marriage Story, the same award her mother Diane Ladd won back in 1974.
Dern was born on February 10, 1967, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, and great-granddaughter of former Utah governor and Secretary of War, George Dern; Dern was conceived while her parents were filming The Wild Angels. The poet, writer, and Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish was her great-great-uncle.
After her parents’ divorce when she was two years old, Dern was largely brought up by her mother and grandmother. She was raised Roman Catholic.