Andrea Beckett Dern
University of Pennsylvania
New Trier High School
Starred in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska"
Won the Cannes Film Festival's Best Actor Award for his role in "Nebraska"
Appeared in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"
Cast as Virginia Madsen's father in "The Astronaut Farmer"
Cast as Bill Paxton's father in the HBO series, "Big Love"
Starred with Troy Garity and Randy Quaid in "Milwaukee, Minnesota"
Cast opposite Charlize Theron in "Monster," about a Florida woman who killed seven men and was executed by lethal injection in 2002
Appeared with Leelee Sobieski and Diane Lane in "The Glass House"
Cast as Mr. Dudley in the thriller, "The Haunting"
Voiced Link Static in the animated movie, "Small Soldiers"
Played Sheriff Ed Galt in the drama "Last Man Standing" with Bruce Willis
Apeared in the comedy, "Down Periscope"
Starred with former wife Diane Ladd in "Mrs. Munck"; Ladd also wrote and directed the film
Played John Gillon, a business man who owns most of a boxing town in "Diggstown"
Featured in the Comedy "The Burbs," as the paramilitaric neighbor
Appeared opposite Matt Dillon in "The Big Town"
Co-starred in the CBS miniseries, "Space"
Played Sinclair Lewis opposite Lois Nettleton in the Broadway production of "Strangers"
Won Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a Vietnam veteran in "Coming Home"
First of several collaborations with Jack Nicholson, "The Trip" (written by Nicholson) and "St Valentine Day's Massacre"
Co-starred with Peter Fonda and then wife Diane Ladd in "The Wild Angels"
TV series debut as regular, played E J Stocker on ABC's Western "Stoney Burke"
Screen acting debut in Kazan's "Wild River"
Broadway debut in "The Shadow of a Gunman"; led to audition for Actors Studio after Elia Kazan saw production
Dern says he became an actor "to find out what makes people do what they do in times of stress." - from The Hollywood Reporter, March 15, 1991
Over a half-century since his professional career started, Dern had a late-career resurgence with his universally praised performance as the curmudgeonly Woody Grant in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska."