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Kathryn Hahn
Kathryn Hahn
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Hahn in 2012
Born (1973-07-23) July 23, 1973 (age 44)
Westchester, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Northwestern University (B.A., Theatre)
Yale School of Drama
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 1999-present
Ethan Sandler (m. 2002)
Children 2

Kathryn Hahn (born July 23, 1973)[1][2] 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. 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 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for her work in Transparent (2014-present).

Early life

Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, the daughter of Karen and Bill Hahn.[3] She has German, Irish, and English ancestry. She was raised Catholic.[4] Hahn grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio[5] and attended Beaumont School.[6] She attended Northwestern University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in theatre before attending Yale University.[7] While attending Yale School of Drama, Hahn starred as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and as Célimène in Molière's play The Misanthrope.[]


Early work

Hahn's first appearance on a show was Hickory Hideout, a local puppet show for children for then-NBC owned-and-operated station WKYC in Cleveland (which by its end, aired on all of NBC's O&O stations). While attending a theater festival she met an NBC casting director who introduced her to creator/producer Tim Kring, who created the role of Lily Lebowski in Crossing Jordan for her.[8] 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 signed a talent holding deal with Fox.[9]

In 2003, Hahn played supporting role opposite 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, 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 (2011), a remake of the British series of the same name.[10] 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, campaign manager to Leslie Knope's (Amy Poehler) opponent Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd, whom she starred alongside in Our Idiot Brother, How Do You Know, and Wanderlust).[11] She received a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for her performance.[12]

Hahn at the premiere of This Is Where I Leave You


In 2013, Hahn played her first leading role, in the comedy-drama film Afternoon Delight written and directed by Jill Soloway. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.[13] For her role, she was nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Breakthrough.[14] Later that year, Hahn appeared opposite Jennifer Aniston 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 opposite Jason Bateman, the ensemble comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, and Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way opposite Owen Wilson.

In 2014, Hahn was cast as Rabbi Raquel Fein in the Amazon Studios critically acclaimed dark comedy-drama, Transparent created by Jill Soloway. She received a personal 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.[15][16] The series was canceled after a single season.[17] That same year, Hahn co-starred with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in the science-fiction adventure film Tomorrowland,[18] and starred in the box-office horror hit The Visit.[19][20]

In 2016, Hahn appeared opposite Viggo Mortensen in the drama film Captain Fantastic,[21][22] and starred alongside Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell and Jada Pinkett Smith in the comedy film Bad Moms.[23]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."[24] She next appeared in the Amazon comedy pilot I Love Dick, based on the novel by the same name by Chris Kraus, directed by Jill Soloway, which premiered on August 19, 2016.[25][26][27]

Personal life

Hahn has been married to actor Ethan Sandler since January 3, 2002. The couple reside in Los Angeles, and have two children: a son, Leonard (b. 2006) and a daughter, Mae (b. 2009).[8]



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
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Helen
2004 Around the Bend Sarah
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Helen
2005 Lot Like Love, AA Lot Like Love Michelle
2006 Holiday, TheThe Holiday Bristol
2007 Last Mimzy, TheThe Last Mimzy Naomi Schwartz
2008 Step Brothers Alice Huff
2008 Revolutionary Road Milly Campbell
2009 Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, TheThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Babs Merrick
2010 How Do You Know Annie
2011 Our Idiot Brother Janet
2012 Wanderlust Karen
2012 Dictator, TheThe Dictator Pregnant woman
2013 Afternoon Delight Rachel
2013 We're the Millers Edie Fitzgerald
2013 Bad Words Jenny Widgeon
2013 Dark Around the Stars Judith
2013 Secret Life of Walter Mitty, TheThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty Odessa Mitty
2014 She's Funny That Way Delta Simmons
2014 This Is Where I Leave You Annie Altman
2015 The D Train Stacey
2015 Tomorrowland Ursula Gernsback
2015 Len and Company Isabelle
2015 The Visit Loretta Jamison
2015 The Family Fang Camille Fang
2016 Captain Fantastic Harper Cash
2016 The Do-Over Becca
2016 Bad Moms Carla Dunkler
2017 Flower[28] Laurie
2017 A Bad Moms Christmas Carla Dunkler
2018 Private Life Rachel


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
2011 Traffic Light Kate 2 episodes
2011 Mad Love Linda Clay Episode: "Friends"
2011 Free Agents Helen 8 episodes
2012-15 Parks and Recreation Jennifer Barkley 11 episodes
2012 Girls Katherine Lavoyt 4 episodes
2012 Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom Carrie Episode: "I'll Try to Fix You"
2012 Childrens Hospital Lamaze Teacher Episode: "Childrens Lawspital"
2012 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"
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Greta Strauss / Sara Rush 2 episodes
2014 Bob's Burgers Jessica (voice) Episode: "Slumber Party"
2014 Chozen Tracy (voice) 10 episodes
2014 American Dad! Luli (voice) Episode: "Honey, I'm Homeland"
2014-16 Transparent Raquel Fein 21 episodes
2015 Happyish Lee Payne 10 episodes
2015 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


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

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ "High-stakes Journey Of An Actress - Hartford Courant". Articles.courant.com. November 29, 1998. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ "7 Sisters Of Drama - Hartford Courant". Articles.courant.com. April 29, 2001. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "On Unorthodox, Irin Carmon Talks 'Notorious RBG,' and Kathryn Hahn Describes Playing a Rabbi on Amazon's 'Transparent'". Tablet Magazine. Retrieved 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kathryn Hahn". SideReel. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ Said on March 15, 2012, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  8. ^ a b "Kathryn Hahn biography". Tribute.ca. Retrieved 2016. 
  9. ^ Kathryn Hahn Is 'Crossing' Over to Fox". TV Guide. October 21, 2008. Retrieved on October 22, 2008.
  10. ^ Free Agents at NBC web site
  11. ^ Grabert, Jessica (November 28, 2011). "Free Agents' Kathryn Hahn Nabs Recurring Role On Parks and Recreation". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2012. 
  12. ^ "Critics' Choice TV Awards Noms: Community At Top Of List". Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved 2016. 
  13. ^ "Afternoon Delight". August 30, 2013. Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ "Gotham Independent Film Awards 2013 Nominations". Retrieved 2016. 
  15. ^ Lesley Goldberg (November 13, 2014). "Kathryn Hahn Sets Return to Showtime's 'Happyish'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016. 
  16. ^ "Kathryn Hahn Moves From Antic Gal Pal to 'Happyish' Woman". The New York Times. April 12, 2015. Retrieved 2016. 
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 24, 2015). "'Happyish' Cancelled By Showtime After One Season". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  18. ^ Borys Kit (October 4, 2013). "Kathryn Hahn Joins George Clooney in 'Tomorrowland' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016. 
  19. ^ "Kathryn Hahn Talks The Visit, Ab Fab and Getting Her Head Blown Off in Tomorrowland". E! Online. September 9, 2015. Retrieved 2016. 
  20. ^ "Weekend Agenda: The Visit Star Kathryn Hahn on Working With M. Night Shyamalan - Vogue". Vogue. Retrieved 2016. 
  21. ^ Fischer, Russ (January 25, 2016). "Sundance Review: 'Captain Fantastic' Starring Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, And Kathryn Hahn". Retrieved 2016. 
  22. ^ "Captain Fantastic". July 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  23. ^ Anita Busch. "'Bad Moms' Movie: Jada Pinkett Smith & Kathryn Hahn Join Cast - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 2016. 
  24. ^ Calvario, Liz (July 28, 2016). "'Bad Moms' Critical Roundup: Critics Agree That Kathryn Hahn Steals The Show In 'Funny Enough' Comedy". Retrieved 2016. 
  25. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 23, 2016). "Kathryn Hahn To Star In Jill Soloway Amazon Pilot 'I Love Dick'". Retrieved 2016. 
  26. ^ "'Transparent' Star Kathryn Hahn Cast in Jill Soloway's 'I Love Dick' Amazon Pilot". February 23, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  27. ^ Petski, Denise (July 21, 2016). "'The Tick', 'I Love Dick' & 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' Amazon Pilots Get Premiere Date". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  28. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (June 23, 2016). "Max Winkler Indie 'Flower' Blooms With Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker & Adam Scott". Retrieved 2016. 

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