The "six degrees of separation" theory is getting weirder.
Marianne Williamson shared the stage this week with a collection of famous political faces, but she also has an unexpected Hollywood connection: The Democratic presidential hopeful was once roommates with a then-teenage Laura Dern.
A Twitter user named Corbin was one of the first to uncover the unlikely connection, citing a May 2019 New York Times profile of the Oscar nominee. Dern was 17 when she "moved into her own apartment, where her roommate was Marianne Williamson, the spiritual teacher and self-help writer (and current long-shot candidate for United States president), who started Project Angel Food, to feed people with HIV/AIDS out of their living room."
Dern is quite a few years younger than Williamson — she is 52; Williamson is 66 — and it's unclear how long they lived together. An early high school graduate, Dern enrolled at UCLA, but she quit school after just two days to accept her breakthrough role in 1986's "Blue Velvet."
While other parents would be alarmed by a two-day stint in college, Dern's were probably more understanding of her dropout decision since Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd are acclaimed actors themselves.
Did Dern and Williamson keep in touch after cohabitating? Hard to say, but Dern almost certainly didn't watch her former roommate's performance during the Thursday debate, since she's currently vacationing in Capri. The "Big Little Lies" actress is enjoying an Italian getaway with Katie Holmes and more fashionable women to celebrate the opening of a new Zimmerman store.
Laura Dern with her children
Laura Dern with her children
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Laura Dern, Ellery Harper, Jaya Harper and Diane Ladd attend ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration presented by L'Oreal Paris, Real Is Rare, Real Is A Diamond and CALVIN KLEIN at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for ELLE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Ellery Harper, Laura Dern and Jaya Harper attend ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration presented by L'Oreal Paris, Real Is Rare, Real Is A Diamond and CALVIN KLEIN at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Laura Dern, son Ellery Walker Harper and daughter Jaya Harper arrive at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Actor Ellery Walker Harper, actress Laura Dern and Jaya Walker attend HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - MAY 11: Ellery Walker Harper, Laura Dern and Freida Pinto at Christian Dior Cruise 2018 Show and After Party at Gladstone's Malibu on May 11, 2017 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Christian Dior)
US actress Laura Dern (C) poses with her children, Ellery Walker Harper (L) and Jaya Harper, on the red carpet before the opening ceremony of the 43rd Deauville US Film Festival in the French northwestern sea resort of Deauville on September 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU (Photo credit should read CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 02: Laura Dern, Jaya Harper arrives at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Laura Dern (R) and her daughter Jaya Harper arrive at the premiere of the Weinstein Company's 'The Founder' at the Cinerama Dome on January 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Laura Dern and daughter Jaya Harper attend the 7th annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade at UCLA on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Alex's Lemonade)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Ellery Walker Harper, Jaya Harper actors Bruce Dern and Laura Dern attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: (L-R)) Actress Laura Dern and her son Ellery Walker Harper attend the premiere of 'Nebraska' at AFI FEST 2013 on November 11, 2013 at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
Laura Dern (L) and son Ellery Walker arrive at 2011 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on December 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. 21959_008_JS_0738.JPG
EXCLUSIVE Laura Dern and Ben Harper Los Angeles December 1 2008 Laura Dern, Ben Harper and their two daughters Ellery and Jaya goes to Disneyland . Among the attractions they visited Tea Cup and Toonstown ID revpix81201022 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)