Acted in daughter Laura Dern's directorial debut "The Gift" that aired on Showtime's "Directed By" series
Appeared alongside daughter in CBS miniseries "Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy," directed by Roger Young
Cast by Carradine in his San Francisco production of "Tobacco Road"
Film directing debut, "Mrs. Munck" (Showtime); also scripted; featured ex-husband Bruce Dern; daughter Laura made a behind-the-scenes documentary titled "Mom and Dad's Movie," which aired on Showtime following the picture
Guest starred on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (CBS)
Played mother to Laura Dern's character in "Citizen Ruth"
Reteamed with Dern for another biker pic "Rebel Rousers"
Starred opposite Mark Harmon in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" remake of "Shadow of a Doubt" (CBS), originally directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Toured in revue "Medium Rare"
"Discovered" by John Carradine while performing at the Galley Circle Theatre in New Orleans, LA
Appeared in David Lynch's "Inland Empire," starring her daughter Laura Dern and Jeremy Irons
Appeared in touring production of "A Hatful of Rain"
Delivered breakthrough film role, the tough-talking waitress Flo in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"; earned first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress
Made Broadway debut in "Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights," co-starring with Louis Gossett Jr. and Cicely Tyson
Co-starred with Ashley Judd in Joey Lauren Adams' screenwriting and directing debut "Come Early Morning"
Gained 24 pounds to play character 15 years her senior in Martha Coolidge's pleasant teen flick "Plain Clothes"
Starred on Broadway as Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander in Preston Jones' "A Texas Trilogy"
TV-movie debut, "The Devil's Daughter" (ABC)
Acted with daughter and Laura's then-boyfriend Billy Bob Thornton in Thornton's "Daddy and Them"; screened at Montreal
Appeared in Betty Thomas' "28 Days"
Appeared with Robert De Niro in Shelley Winters' play "One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger"
Co-starred with daughter Laura Dern in Coolidge's "Rambling Rose"; became first mother-daughter team to win Oscar nominations (Dern, Best Actress; Ladd, Best Supporting Actor) in the same year for the same film
Early TV credit, a guest appearance on the syndicated "Big Story"
Made film debut in "Something Wild"
Off-Broadway debut, "Orpheus Descending," a play written by her cousin Tennessee Williams ; met her future first husband, actor Bruce Dern
Played Ida Sessions in Roman Polanski's "Chinatown"
Played the insane, obsessive mother of Lula (played by real-life daughter Laura Dern) in David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"; garnered second Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination
Portrayed Mamma Stanton (mother of Clintonesque presidential candidate played by John Travolta) in Mike Nichols' "Primary Colors"
Worked as a model and as a Copacabana nightclub dancer
Co-starred as Belle Dupree on the CBS sitcom "Alice", based on the film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
Landed featured role in "Rain"; film screened at Sundance
Played first major film role in Roger Corman's biker pic "The Wild Angels" (with husband Dern)
Portrayed Margaret Kelly, mother of the actress in the ABC biopic "Grace Kelly"
Made stage debut in "The Verdict" in Meridian, MS
Joined the cast of CBS soap opera "The Secret Storm"
Returned to series TV with supporting role opposite daughter Laura on HBO's "Enlightened"
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame along with ex-husband Bruce and daughter Laura
Released the book <i>Spiraling Through the School of Life: A Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Discovery</i>