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Also Known As: Daryl Christine Hannah Died:
Born: December 3, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, producer, director

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The step-niece of distinguished cinematographer Haskell Wexler, this attractive blonde came to the fore with her enjoyable performance as a mermaid in Ron Howard's comedy hit, "Splash" (1984). Hannah's striking features have been the cornerstone of her career--she was perfectly cast in a supporting role as a beautiful android in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" (1982)--though she has latterly proved herself capable of less glamorous roles, as in "Steel Magnolias" (1989) and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord" (1991). "The Clan of the Cave Bear" (1986), however, was one such experiment which failed all around. Many of Hannah's more recent films, though, while trying to capitalize on her penchant for whimsy, have offered her little but standard leading lady duties ("Crazy People" 1990, "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" 1992).

The step-niece of distinguished cinematographer Haskell Wexler, this attractive blonde came to the fore with her enjoyable performance as a mermaid in Ron Howard's comedy hit, "Splash" (1984). Hannah's striking features have been the cornerstone of her career--she was perfectly cast in a supporting role as a beautiful android in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" (1982)--though she has latterly proved herself capable of less glamorous roles, as in "Steel Magnolias" (1989) and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord" (1991). "The Clan of the Cave Bear" (1986), however, was one such experiment which failed all around. Many of Hannah's more recent films, though, while trying to capitalize on her penchant for whimsy, have offered her little but standard leading lady duties ("Crazy People" 1990, "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" 1992).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Last Supper (1993) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Undateable John (2014)
2.
 Hot Flashes, The (2013)
3.
 Social Nightmare (2013)
4.
 Zombie Night (2013)
6.
 Storm Seekers (2010)
9.
 Garden, The (2008)
10.
 Call + Response (2008)
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Milestones close milestones

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Studied ballet with Maria Tallchief as a child
1978:
Made film debut in Brian De Palma's "The Fury"
1979:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA at age 19
1982:
Played first major role on television in the TV-movie "Paper Dolls" (ABC)
1982:
Cast as punk android Pris in Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner"
1984:
Notable career landmark, playing the mermaid heroine in "Splash"
1986:
Portrayed the leading cave woman in the film "Clan of the Cave Bear"
1987:
Played title role opposite Steve Martin in "Roxanne,"; a modern update of <i>Cyrano de Bergerac</i>
1987:
Co-starred in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street"
1987:
Formed her own production company Girlie Pictures
1989:
Played supporting role in Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors"
1989:
Played a wallflower Southerner in ensemble drama "Steel Magnolias"
1991:
Acted alongside Aidan Quinn, Tom Berenger, and Kathy Bates in "At Play in the Fields of the Lord"
1992:
Starred opposite Chevy Chase in "Memoirs of an Invisible Man"
1993:
Wrote, produced, and directed short film "The Last Supper"
1993:
Played title part in the HBO original "Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman"; also co-produced
1993:
Cast as Jack Lemmon's daughter in the feature comedy "Grumpy Old Men"
1995:
Offered a change of pace turn as an on-the-run outlaw alongside Keith Carradine in "The Tie That Binds"
1995:
Reprised role in the sequel "Grumpier Old Men"
1996:
Cast as Melanie Griffith's sister in the comedy "Two Much"
1997:
Featured in the CBS miniseries "Mario Puzo's 'The Last Don'"
1998:
Took supporting role in Robert Altman's "The Gingerbread Man"
1998:
Played the Grace Kelly role in the small screen reamke of "Rear Window" (ABC)
1999:
Cast ib female lead in the feature film "My Favorite Martian"
2000:
Portrayed a stripper in "Dancing at the Blue Iguana"; screened at Toronto Film Festival; released in USA in 2001
2000:
Made London stage debut in revival of "The Seven Year Itch"
2001:
Played small role as the unhappy wife of an aspiring country singer in "Jackpot"
2002:
Played Mandy Moore's mother in teen romance film "A Walk to Remember"
2003:
Cast in the feature "Northfolk"
2003:
Played assassin Elle Driver opposite Uma Thurman and David Carradine in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill"; film released in two parts, "Kill Bill Vol. 1" (2003) and "Kill Bill Vol.2" (2004)
2004:
Starred in John Sayles' political satire "Silver City"
2006:
Cast as Garry Marshall's spacey younger girlfriend in the indie comedy "Keeping Up with the Steins"
2008:
Reunited with Carradine in "Kung Fu Killer" (Spike TV)
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California - 1981
Francis W. Parker School: Chicago , Illinois -
Latin School of Chicago: Chicago , Illinois -

Notes

In May 2001, Hannah won a judgment in a libel case against the British tabloid the Daily Mirror which had claimed she missed rehearsals of "The Seven Year Itch" to attend a birthday party for her dog. In reality, the actress had traveled to Toronto for a promotional appearance for "Dancing at the Blue Iguana".

"Let's just say I've let my lovers treat me a lot worse than I've let my friends treat me." --Darryl Hannah quoted in Gear, March 1999.

"I had such a horrendous time. Here was a constant battle between director Oliver Stone and me...He's a misogynist."---Hannah on filming her role in "Wall Street" Gear March 1999

"Her image--and perhaps her career--is based on her continued casting as a fey, coltish child-woman. The mermaid in "Splash". The performance artist in "Legal Eagles". The astronomer in "Roxanne". In each, a space cadet, with the faintest whisper of a spine beneath the languor. In each, a waif poised for tears, for flight: someone you want to rescue, to protect, to cherish." --From Vanity Fair, January 1990.

Sister Page Hannah reflects on the differences as children between herself and Daryl: "Asked about Daryl, I usually answer that she is just another sister. Daryl and I were quite different, and we still are. I've always been more outgoing. Daryl was a very private, rather dreamy person with her own room and a "Please Knock" sign on the door and parakeets and hamsters running loose inside. I was more involved in the real world, working as an assistant teacher at school and baby-sitting. I was--and still am--amazed by babies. I always said I wanted to have six of my own. Daryl used to say I was sick." --From Cosmopolitan, September 1990.

"I'm the kind of person who goes to a movie and if there is anything violent, I have to cover my eyes. I've seen some of "Kill Bill" and I haven't had to do that once, which is pretty weird for me. Quentin's violence in the film is done with such a specific style and humor that it is violent, but it is almost like watching a cartoon because it is so stylized..."---Hannah on the violence in "Kill Bill" www.criticdoctor.com July 12, 2003

"It definitely doesn't hurt to do a big movie, but generally they aren't as satisfying But they don't hurt your bank account. One of the good things about growing older is that you realize that life is short, and it is more important to do things you care about. It's important to me to do things that mean something to me. Occasionally, I will need to do a big movie to pay the bills, but my focus is on stuff that allows me to express myself."---Hannah to Underground Online 2002

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Jackson Browne. Singer, songwriter. Had ten-year, on-again, off-again relationship from c. 1982 to 1992; Hannah accused him of breaking her finger and giving her a black eye.
companion:
John F Kennedy Jr. Lawyer, magazine publisher. Dated on and off from 1989 to 1994; born in 1960; died in a plane crash on July 15. 1999.
companion:
Val Kilmer. Actor. Began dating in 2001; no longer dating.
companion:
David Blaine. Magician. Dating as of July 2002; no longer together.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Don Hannah. Hannah's parents divorced when she was in first grade.
mother:
Susan Wexler. Stage producer. Co-producer with Oprah Winfrey of the off-Broadway play, "From the Mississippi Delta" (1991).
step-father:
Jerry Wexler. Chicago real-estate magnate; chairman of Jupiter Industries; died in 1992.
step-uncle:
Haskell Wexler. Director of photography, director. Made films including the landmark "Medium Cool" (1968), though perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning cinematography for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) and "Bound for Glory" (1976).
brother:
Don Hannah.
sister:
Page Hannah. Former actor. Younger; married record producer Lou Adler (born c. 1933) on March 22, 1992.
half-sister:
Tanya Wexler. Actor, director.
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