Daryl Hannah


Actor

About

Also Known As
Daryl Christine Hannah
Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born
December 03, 1960

Biography

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 latter...

Family & Companions

Jackson Browne
Companion
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.
John F Kennedy Jr
Companion
Lawyer, magazine publisher. Dated on and off from 1989 to 1994; born in 1960; died in a plane crash on July 15. 1999.
Val Kilmer
Companion
Actor. Began dating in 2001; no longer dating.
David Blaine
Companion
Magician. Dating as of July 2002; no longer together.

Biography

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).

Hannah branched out in 1994 when she directed, produced, and wrote a 12-minute short, entitled "The Last Supper," which won the Jury Award from the Berlin International Film Festival for Best Short. She also continued with her acting career, starring in the drama "The Ties That Bind" with Keith Carradine in 1995 and the comedy "Too Much" with Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas in 1996. Throughout the entire first half of the 1990's, Hannah was mostly in the spotlight for being John F. Kennedy's longtime girlfriend (they dated from 1989 to 1994). She emerged from his shadow as a classic sort of actress but was still largely associated with her her "Splash" role.

Hannah took a variety of low-profile roles for the rest of the decade and appeared on stage in 2000 in the London production of "The Seven Year Itch." She received mixed reviews but continued to work steadily in film for the next several years. Hannah remained an enigmatic actress, at times showing comic genius and serious dramatic ability while still managing to get stuck in dead-end roles, such as playing Mandy Moore's mother in the teen weeper film "A Walk to Remember" (2002). As she aged, Hannah displayed an increasing comfort zone with her still-perfect body, baring much of it as a troubled exotic dancer Angel in "Dancing at the Blue Iguana" (2002), a film with gritty and serious overtones that still never quite shines beyond its high nudity factor (the actress reportedly also performed live in various Los Angeles-area stip clubs in preparation for the role). Nevertheless, she delivered a strong turn in the Polish brother's entrancing "Northfork" (2003) as the regal, empathetic hermaphrodite Flower Hercules, one of four apparent angels who visit the dreams of the son of a religious zealot who stayes behind in a '50s era Montana town about to be obliterated by a new dam; she was also compelling in writer-director John Sayles' "Casa de Los Babys" (2003) as the athletic, ever-running masseuse Skipper, one of several American woman living temporarily in Mexico while waiting to adopt babies, who is haunted by her three miscarriages.

Following a highly touted nude spread in Playboy magazine at age 43, Hannah appeared in her most high profile role in ages, playing the iconic one-eyed assassin Elle Driver, one of the many killers The Bride (Uma Thurman) hopes to delvier evngeance upon in writer-director Quentin Tarantino's explotation film tribute "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" (2003).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Last Supper (1993)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Skin Traffik (2015)
Awaken (2015)
Michael (2015)
Undateable John (2014)
Zombie Night (2013)
The Hot Flashes (2013)
Social Nightmare (2013)
S.O.S Love! - The Million Dollar Contract (2011)
Storm Seekers (2010)
Vice (2008)
Shark Swarm (2008)
The Garden (2008)
Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Dolphins and Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean (2008)
Narrator
The Cycle (2008)
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action (2008)
Dark Honeymoon (2008)
The Poet (2008)
Call + Response (2008)
Herself
All the Good Ones Are Married (2007)
Ole (2006)
Addicted To Her Love (2006)
Cosmic Radio (2006)
Final Days of Planet Earth (2006)
Keeping Up With The Steins (2006)
Supercross: The Movie (2005)
Katherine
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Whore (2004)
Silver City (2004)
Maddy Pilager
Searching for Debra Winger (2003)
Herself
The Big Empty (2003)
Stella
Northfork (2003)
Flower Hercules
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
Casa de Los Babys (2003)
Skipper
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Run For the Money (2002)
Virginia
Jackpot (2001)
Bobbi
First Target (2000)
Dancing At the Blue Iguana (2000)
Angel
Cord (2000)
Speedway Junky (1999)
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Erica Long
Addams Family Reunion (1998)
Morticia Addams
The Gingerbread Man (1998)
Lois Harlan
The Temptation of Charles C. Charley (1998)
Hi-Life (1998)
Maggie
Rear Window (1998)
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families (1998)
Maria Althoff ("We Are Circus")
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1997)
The Real Blonde (1997)
Two Much (1996)
Liz Kerner
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
The Tie That Binds (1995)
The Good, The Bad And The Beautiful (1995)
The Little Rascals (1994)
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Melanie Gustafson
Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (1992)
At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (1991)
Crazy People (1990)
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
High Spirits (1988)
Mary Plunkett
Wall Street (1987)
Roxanne (1987)
The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Legal Eagles (1986)
The Pope Of Greenwich Village (1984)
Reckless (1984)
Splash (1984)
Summer Lovers (1982)
Paper Dolls (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)
The Final Terror (1981)
Hard Country (1981)
Loretta Palmer
The Fury (1978)

Producer (Feature Film)

This Last Lonely Place (2016)
Executive Producer
Vice (2008)
Executive Producer
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)
Coproducer

Music (Feature Film)

Legal Eagles (1986)
Song
Legal Eagles (1986)
Song Performer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Call + Response (2008)
Other
Searching for Debra Winger (2003)
Other
Legal Eagles (1986)
Other

Cast (Special)

VH1 Divas (2004)
The 28th Annual American Music Awards (2001)
Presenter
AFI Awards 2001 (2001)
Presenter
The American Film Institute Salute to Harrison Ford (2000)
Performer
Edmar Discount Hairpiece (2000)
Police Officer
All-Access Pass: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the 14th Annual American Comedy Awards (2000)
Wild!Life Adventures: Wildlife Wars (1998)
Hollywood Diaries (1997)
Comedy Central's Documentary of the Making of the Remake of "Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman" (1993)
The 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992)
Presenter
The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1992)
Presenter
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special For Amnesty International (1992)
The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic (1991)
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1990)
Presenter
The 1989 MTV Video Music Awards (1989)
Performer
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebration (1988)
The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1988)
Performer
Sun City (1985)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Jim Henson's Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)
Wildflowers (2000)
Mario Puzo's The Last Don (1997)

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

Wildflowers (2000)
Executive Producer

Life Events

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

Formed her own production company Girlie Pictures

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"

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

Cast as Jack Lemmon's daughter in the feature comedy "Grumpy Old Men"

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

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)

2008

Co-starred with "Kill Bill" co-star Michael Madsen in crime drama "Vice"

2009

Appeared in family drama "Shannon's Rainbow"

2011

Appeared in romantic comedy "Lovemakers"

2013

Had a recurring guest role on "Hawaii Five-0"

2015

Co-starred on the Wachowskis' "Sense8"

2018

Appeared in the drama "Papa"

Videos

Movie Clip

Steel Magnolias (1989) - Dearly Beloved About 30 minutes in, the Louisiana wedding of Julia Roberts as Shelby (the credited singer is Gale. J. Odom), Sally Field her mom, Shirley MacLaine as cranky Ouizer, Dolly Parton as stylist Truvy, Olympia Dukakis the widow Belcher, Tom Skerritt the father, his hearing compromised by earlier efforts to scare off birds, and Dylan McDermott the groom, in Steel Magnolias, 1989.
Steel Magnolias (1989) - My Colors Are Blush And Bashful The first ensemble scene in the Louisiana hair salon (where Robert Harling’s whole original play took place), on the day of the wedding of Julia Roberts (as Shelby), Sally Field her mother, Dolly Parton the proprietor Truvy, Daryl Hannah the new gal Annelle, Olympia Dukakis the widow Belcher, Herbert Ross directing, in Steel Magnolias, 1989.
Roxanne (1987) -- Big Nose Screenwriter and star Steve Martin (as "C.D.") does the nose-joke riff for a barroom bully and an audience including Shelley Duvall (as "Dixie") and Daryl Hannah (title character) in the "Cyrano" update Roxanne, 1987.
Roxanne (1987) -- Your Nakedness Steve Martin wrote this showcase scene for his "Cyrano de Bergerac" adaptation, in which his character "C.D." meets ingenue and title character Daryl Hannah in Roxanne, 1987.
Roxanne (1987) - Open, Your Shoes Part of the opening credits, plus the first scene for nosey screenwriter-star Steve Martin, schooling drunks including SNL star Kevin Nealon, from the 1987 revision of Cyrano de Bergerac, Roxanne.

Trailer

Family

Don Hannah
Father
Hannah's parents divorced when she was in first grade.
Susan Wexler
Mother
Stage producer. Co-producer with Oprah Winfrey of the off-Broadway play, "From the Mississippi Delta" (1991).
Jerry Wexler
Step-Father
Chicago real-estate magnate; chairman of Jupiter Industries; died in 1992.
Haskell Wexler
Step-Uncle
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).
Don Hannah
Brother
Page Hannah
Sister
Former actor. Younger; married record producer Lou Adler (born c. 1933) on March 22, 1992.
Tanya Wexler
Half-Sister
Actor, director.

Companions

Jackson Browne
Companion
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.
John F Kennedy Jr
Companion
Lawyer, magazine publisher. Dated on and off from 1989 to 1994; born in 1960; died in a plane crash on July 15. 1999.
Val Kilmer
Companion
Actor. Began dating in 2001; no longer dating.
David Blaine
Companion
Magician. Dating as of July 2002; no longer together.

Bibliography