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Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn
Hahn holding a microphone
Hahn in 2016
Born (1973-07-23) July 23, 1973 (age 46)[1]
NationalityAmerican
EducationNorthwestern University (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
OccupationActress, comedian
Years active1999-present
Ethan Sandler (m. 2002)
Children2

Kathryn Hahn (born July 23, 1973)[2][3] is an American actress and comedian. She began her career on television, playing Lily Lebowski in the NBC crime drama series Crossing Jordan (2001-07). Hahn went on to appear as a supporting actress in a number of major comedy films, including roles in the films How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Step Brothers (2008), Our Idiot Brother (2011), We're the Millers (2013), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).

As a lead actress, Hahn starred in the 2013 comedy-drama film Afternoon Delight, directed by Jill Soloway, and Private Life (2018) directed by Tamara Jenkins, receiving critical acclaim. She had a starring role in the comedy film Bad Moms (2016), and its sequel, A Bad Moms Christmas (2017). She has also appeared in a number of dramatic films, including Revolutionary Road (2008), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), Tomorrowland (2015), The Visit (2015), and Captain Fantastic (2016). In 2017 she received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in Transparent (2014-19).

Early life

Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, the daughter of Karen and Bill Hahn.[4] She has German, Irish, and English ancestry, and was raised Catholic.[5][6] She grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio[7] and attended Beaumont School.[8] Hahn attended Northwestern University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in theater before attending Yale University.[9]

Career

Early work

Hahn's first appearance on any television program was Hickory Hideout, a local puppet show for children for then-NBC owned-and-operated station WKYC in Cleveland.[10] (By the time of its cancellation, Hickory Hideout was airing across all of NBC's O&O stations.) While attending a festival, she was introduced to creator/producer Tim Kring. Hahn impressed Kring so favorably that he created the character of Lily Lebowski in Crossing Jordan specifically for her.[1] The series aired from 2001 to 2007. Hahn has said of meeting Kring, "NBC and Tim Kring took a huge leap of faith in casting me. To be worked into a show that was in production and on the schedule is an amazing stroke of luck." On October 21, 2008, TV Guide reported that Hahn had signed a talent holding deal with Fox.[11]

In 2003, Hahn appeared in a supporting role alongside Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey in the romantic comedy film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The following year she appeared in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Around the Bend, and Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie. She later had more supporting roles in films, including the 2005 romantic comedy-drama A Lot like Love starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet; The Holiday (2006) with Cameron Diaz; the science fiction adventure drama The Last Mimzy (2007) alongside Rainn Wilson; Step Brothers (2008); Revolutionary Road (2008) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet; and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009), How Do You Know (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), and Wanderlust (2012).

On television, Hahn starred alongside Hank Azaria in the short-lived NBC comedy series Free Agents, a 2011 remake of the British series of the same name.[12] She had recurring roles on HBO shows Hung and Girls. From 2012 to 2015, she received praise for her recurring role on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation as Jennifer Barkley, the campaign manager of Leslie Knope's (Amy Poehler) opponent Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd). (She had previously costarred with Rudd in Our Idiot Brother, How Do You Know, and Wanderlust.)[13]

She received a 2012 Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for her performance in Parks and Recreation.[14]

Hahn posing for photographers
Hahn at the premiere of This Is Where I Leave You.

2013-present

In 2013 Hahn played her first leading role, in the comedy-drama film Afternoon Delight, which was written and directed by Jill Soloway. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.[15] For her role, she was nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor.[16] Later that year Hahn appeared opposite Jennifer Aniston (her co-star in Wanderlust) in the box-office hit We're the Millers and co-starred alongside Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In 2014 she starred in the comedy film Bad Words alongside Jason Bateman, the ensemble comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, and Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way alongside Owen Wilson.

In 2014 Hahn was cast as Rabbi Raquel Fein in the Amazon Studios critically acclaimed dark comedy-drama Transparent, whose creator, Jill Soloway, had directed her in Afternoon Delight. She received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2017) as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination along with the cast. In 2015 she starred alongside Steve Coogan in the Showtime comedy-drama Happyish,[17][18] but the show was canceled after a single season.[19] That year Hahn co-starred alongside George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in the science-fiction adventure film Tomorrowland,[20] and starred in the box-office horror hit The Visit.[21][22]

In 2016 Hahn appeared alongside Viggo Mortensen in the drama film Captain Fantastic,[23][24] and starred alongside Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell and Jada Pinkett Smith in the comedy film Bad Moms.[25]IndieWire's Kate Erbland gave the film a B-, noting that it "boasts some good jokes but Hahn's revelatory performance is the big draw."[26] She next appeared in the Amazon comedy pilot I Love Dick, based on the novel by the same name by Chris Kraus and directed by Jill Soloway. It premiered on August 19, 2016.[27][28][29]

In 2018, Hahn starred in the drama film Private Life, directed by Tamara Jenkins. She received critical acclaim for her performance.[30][31][32] She also began appearing in television commercials for Chrysler, provided the voice of character Ericka Van Helsing in the animated comedy Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and had a voice role in the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as a female version of Doctor Octopus, named Olivia Octavius.

In 2019, Hahn began starring in the title role of HBO's comedy-drama series Mrs. Fletcher.[33][34]

Personal life

Hahn is married to actor Ethan Sandler. The couple reside in Los Angeles and have two children: a son, Leonard (b. 2006) and a daughter, Mae (b. 2009).[1]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Flushed Women
2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Michelle Rueben
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Angelica
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Helen
Around the Bend Sarah
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Helen
2005 A Lot like Love Michelle
2006 The Holiday Bristol
2007 The Last Mimzy Naomi Schwartz
2008 Step Brothers Alice Huff
Revolutionary Road Milly Campbell
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Babs Merrick
2010 How Do You Know Annie
2011 Our Idiot Brother Janet
2012 Wanderlust Karen
The Dictator Pregnant Woman
2013 Afternoon Delight Rachel
We're the Millers Edie Fitzgerald
Bad Words Jenny Widgeon
Dark Around the Stars Judith
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Odessa Mitty
2014 She's Funny That Way Delta Simmons
This Is Where I Leave You Annie Altman
2015 The D Train Stacey
Tomorrowland Ursula Gernsback
Len and Company Isabelle
The Visit Loretta Jamison
The Family Fang Camille Fang
2016 Captain Fantastic Harper Cash
The Do-Over Becca
Bad Moms Carla Dunkler
2017 Flower[35] Laurie Vandross
A Bad Moms Christmas Carla Dunkler
2018 Private Life Rachel Biegler
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Olivia "Liv" Octavius / Doctor "Doc Ock" Octopus Voice
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Ericka

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2001-07 Crossing Jordan Lily Lebowski 104 episodes
2006 Four Kings Sharon 2 episodes
2010 Hung Claire 3 episodes
2011 Funny or Die Presents Huntress 2 episodes
Traffic Light Kate 2 episodes
Mad Love Linda Clay Episode: "Friends"
Free Agents Helen 8 episodes
2012-15 Parks and Recreation Jennifer Barkley 11 episodes
2012 Girls Katherine Lavoyt 4 episodes
The Newsroom Carrie Episode: "I'll Try to Fix You"
Childrens Hospital Lamaze Teacher Episode: "Childrens Lawspital"
Robot Chicken Mrs. Marquez / T-shirt Girl #1 (voices) Episode: "Hemlock, Gin and Juice"
2013-15 Kroll Show Mikey's Mom 5 episodes
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Marge Episode: "TGI Murder"
The Greatest Event in Television History Greta Strauss / Sara Rush 2 episodes
2014 Bob's Burgers Jessica (voice) Episode: "Slumber Party"
Chozen Tracy (voice) 8 episodes
American Dad! Luli (voice) Episode: "Honey, I'm Homeland"
2014-19 Transparent Raquel Fein 22 episodes
2015 Happyish Lee Payne 10 episodes
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Wife Episode: "Daily Fantasy Sports"
Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself Episode: "Kathryn Hahn Wears Ripped Jeans and Black Heels"
2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Eleanor Horstweil Episode: "Hostage Situation"
2016-17 I Love Dick Chris Kraus 8 episodes
2018 The Romanoffs Anka Episode: "End of the Line"
Angie Tribeca Susan Episode: "Air Force Two"
2019 Mrs. Fletcher Eve Fletcher 7 episodes
2020 I Know This Much Is True Dessa Constantine Main role
2020 WandaVision Main role
2020 Central Park (TV series) announced,voice

Theatre

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Boeing-Boeing Gloria Longacre Theatre, April 19 - October 5, 2008

Awards and nominations

References

  1. ^ a b c "Kathryn Hahn biography". Tribute.ca. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Kathryn Hahn at the Internet Broadway Database
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jan/01/kathryn-hahn-interview-mrs-fletcher-hbo-porn-comedy Kathryn Hahn's X-rated Awakening "I'm 46 years old"
  4. ^ "From the Cleveland Play House to Hollywood: Kathryn Hahn talks about her career and latest film, 'This Is Where I Leave You'". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "On Unorthodox, Irin Carmon Talks 'Notorious RBG,' and Kathryn Hahn Describes Playing a Rabbi on Amazon's 'Transparent'". Tablet Magazine. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Kathryn Hahn explains why Rabbi Raquel can't 'quit those Pfeffermans' in Amazon's 'Transparent'". Los Angeles Times. August 1, 2017. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Kathryn Hahn". SideReel. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013.
  8. ^ "From the Cleveland Play House to Hollywood: Kathryn Hahn talks about her career and latest film, 'This Is Where I Leave You'". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Said on March 15, 2012, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  10. ^ "Fresh Air Weekend: The Life And Music Of Janis Joplin; Kathryn Hahn". NPR. October 26, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Kathryn Hahn Is 'Crossing' Over to Fox." TV Guide. October 21, 2008. Retrieved on October 22, 2008.
  12. ^ Free Agents at NBC web site
  13. ^ Grabert, Jessica (November 28, 2011). "Free Agents' Kathryn Hahn Nabs Recurring Role On Parks and Recreation". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2012.
  14. ^ "Critics' Choice TV Awards Noms: Community At Top Of List". Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Afternoon Delight". August 30, 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Gotham Independent Film Awards 2013 Nominations". Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ Lesley Goldberg (November 13, 2014). "Kathryn Hahn Sets Return to Showtime's 'Happyish'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016.
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  21. ^ "Kathryn Hahn Talks The Visit, Ab Fab and Getting Her Head Blown Off in Tomorrowland". E! Online. September 9, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  22. ^ "Weekend Agenda: The Visit Star Kathryn Hahn on Working With M. Night Shyamalan - Vogue". Vogue. Retrieved 2016.
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