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Born: February 10, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1996:
Acted the part of Vicki Weaver in "Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy" (CBS)
2005:
Appeared in the drama "The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio" opposite Julianne Moore
1998:
Offered a critically acclaimed performance in Showtime's "The Baby Dance"; produced by Jodie Foster; earned a Golden Globe nomination
2007:
Played Molly Shannon's know-it-all sister-in-law in "Year of the Dog"
1993:
Portrayed a criminologist assisting in the tracking of a pair of escaped convicts in the Clint Eastwood-directed "A Perfect World"
2008:
Portrayed controversial Florida politician Katherine Harris in the HBO movie "Recount"; earned Emmy and SAG nominations for Best Actress in a TV-Movie
2006:
Reteamed with Lynch to star in "Inland Empire"
2001:
Acted with then-boyfriend Billy Bob Thornton in "Daddy and Them"; written and directed by Thornton
1980:
Played bit part as an irksome party crasher in Adrian Lyne's "Foxes"
1988:
Reteamed with Stoltz for the forced and disappointing "Haunted Summer"
1991:
Starred as a pure-hearted nymphomaniac in Martha Coolidge's "Rambling Rose"; earned first Best Actress Academy Award nomination; also earned a Golden Globe nomination
2002:
Cast as a doctor who takes on HMOs in the Showtime movie "Damaged Care"
1995:
Executive produced (and acted in) Showtime's "Down Came a Blackbird"
1984:
Played a young student opposite Nick Nolte in "Teachers"
1992:
Received an Emmy nomination for her performance as the widow of an Air Force pilot in the HBO film "Afterburn"
1993:
Cast as a woman who falls in love with a man who may be a murderer on the Showtime series "Fallen Angels"; received an Emmy nomination
2005:
Co-starred in "Happy Endings," a comedic drama about the ups and downs of relationships
1974:
Made a brief appearance in Martin Scorsese's "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
1985:
Offered an impressive performance as a sexually curious teenager in her first leading role in Joyce Chopra's "Smooth Talk"
1996:
Portrayed an irresponsible and drug abusing pregnant woman in Alexander Payne's directorial debut "Citizen Ruth"; Diane Ladd makes a cameo appearance as Dern's mother
2010:
Joined the ensemble cast of "Little Fockers," opposite Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman
2011:
Starred on HBO's "Enlightened" as a corporate executive who winds up in a mental health treatment center after a nervous breakdown
2017:
Guest starred on "The Last Man on Earth"
1990:
Played a chain-smoking floozy in Lynch's "Wild at Heart"; onscreen mom played by her real-life mother Diane Ladd
1985:
Attracted attention as Eric Stoltz's blind girlfriend in Peter Bogdanovich's "Mask"
1993:
Cast as a paleontologist in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster feature "Jurassic Park"
1972:
Made TV debut on the CBS soap opera "The Secret Storm"; her mother played a regular on the series
1999:
Played a teacher opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Cooper in Joe Johnston's "October Sky"
1997:
Received an Emmy nomination for her guest role as a lesbian who coaxes Ellen DeGeneres out of the closet in the famous "Puppy Episode" of the ABC series "Ellen"
1983:
Made TV-movie debut in "Happy Endings"
2004:
Co-starred with Mark Ruffalo, Peter Krause and Naomi Watts in "We Don't Live Here Anymore"
1994:
Made directorial debut with "The Gift"; also starred with Diane Ladd and Isabella Rossellini; broadcast as a presentation of Showtime's Directed By series
1986:
First collaboration with director David Lynch in "Blue Velvet"
1973:
Had first feature film credit as an extra in "White Lightning"
1988:
Made New York stage debut opposite then-boyfriend Kyle MacLachlan in the off-Broadway production "The Palace of Amateurs"
2012:
Appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master"
2014:
Co-starred in film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed memoir "Wild"
2015:
Received her second Oscar nomination for "Wild"
2015:
Co-starred in "F is for Family"
2016:
Co-starred in the hotly anticipated drama "Certain Women"
2016:
Co-starred alongside Michael Keaton in McDonald's founder biopic "The Founder"
2017:
Co-starred on HBO drama "Big Little Lies"
2017:
Appeared as Diane, Dale Cooper's secretary, on the third season of "Twin Peaks"
2017:
Cast as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

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