Renata Klein is one of the main characters in the HBO series Big Little Lies. She is the mother of Amabella Klein. She is portrayed by Laura Dern.


Career-driven Renata is the mother of Amabella Klein.[1]


Renata always appears very put together, in expensive designer clothing. She is tall, blonde, and very beautiful.


Renata has a very intense personality. She is never afraid of saying what's on her mind, whether it be to one of the girls, her husband, or her daughter's teachers. She is very protective of her daughter, Amabella, and wants nothing but the best for her.

Renata has a very loud, out-there personality, and she is very involved in the Monterey community. She also exclaims in Season 2 that she loves to be rich and will not live life another way.


Season 1

In Season 1, Renata is the ultimate power mom. She is married to a very wealthy husband and lives a luxurious life in Monterey. She is extremely protective of her daughter, Amabella, and verbally attacks Jane when her son Ziggy is accused of hurting Amabella.

Season 2

When Gordon gambles and loses all of their money, Renata loses it. She hates not being rich. She suffers other consequences, such as losing the nomination of a magazine's "Most Powerful Women in the World". Renata shuts Gordon out because he screwed her and her family.

Renata reaches out more to Amabella in this season, wanting girl time and to provide her with the best- even through their struggles. Renata really cares about her daughter more than anything and just wants to protect and help her.




Memorable Quotes

Renata: I will not not be rich!



Season 1 Appearances
"Somebody's Dead" "Serious Mothering" "Living the Dream"
"Push Comes to Shove" "Once Bitten" "Burning Love" "You Get What You Need"
Season 2 Appearances
"What Have They Done?" "Tell-Tale Hearts" "The End of the World"
"She Knows" "Kill Me" "The Bad Mother" "I Want to Know"


  1. Renata Klein played by Laura Dern | HBO
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