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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 December 1960Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameDaryl Christine Hannah
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Over a 30 year film career, Daryl Hannah has starred in over 40 feature films, and has created numerous iconic roles in successful, critically acclaimed and enduring films.

Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. She has Scottish, Irish, English, and German ancestry.

Daryl graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theatre. She practiced ballet with Maria Tallchief and studied drama at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. In her twenties, she played keyboard and sang backup for Jackson Browne. Hannah, a tall (5' 10") blond beauty, with haunting blue-green eyes, was a natural for show biz.

She started with small roles, such as a student in The Fury (1978) and as Kim Basinger's kid sister in Hard Country (1981). Daryl's breakout role was as the acrobatic, beautiful replicant punk android Pris in Blade Runner (1982); Pris was the vixen who wanted to live beyond her allotted years and risked the wrath of the title character. Showing her versatility, from there she portrayed a mermaid, Madison, who falls in love with Tom Hanks's character in Ron Howard's zany comedy Splash (1984), and a Cro-Magnon in The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986). Hannah played Roxanne in the eponymous Steve Martins contemporary take on the Cyrano de Bergerac story, and co-starred as Elle Driver in Quintin Tarantino's cult classics Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004).

Hannah has been a consistent, strong supporter of independent cinema, both acting in and producing many films, starring in such indie films as John Sayles's Casa De Los Babies as well as his political satire Silver City. She worked on several films with the revered Robert Altman, including The Gingerbread Man, as well as several films with the Polish Brother's including Northfork and Jackpot. Daryl Starred in the experimental improvised Michael Radford film Dancing at the Blue Iguana and made As a filmmaker, Hannah wrote, directed, and produced an award winning short film, entitled The Last Supper. Hannah also directed, produced and shot the documentary Strip Notes which was inspired while researching her role for Dancing At The Blue Iguana that was shown on HBO and UK's Channel 4. Daryl is in the process of shooting a documentary on Human Trafficking and has traveled undercover to South East Asia to document this atrocity and has become and advocates raising awareness and ending slavery. She has made over 40 video blogs for various websites including her popular dhlovelife.com. She designed dhlovelife.com (online since 2005) her website dedicated to sharing solutions on how to live more harmoniously with the planet and all other living things. Daryl Hannah has been passionate, committed and effective advocate for a more ethical relationship with each other and all life on the Planet. She has produced, hosted and shot numerous environmental awareness/ health documentaries, TV appearances and is a frequent speaker on both the conservative and progressive news.

Hannah has been a greening consultant for events such as the Virgin Music Festival, attended by over 150,000 people. Her many speaking engagements include keynote speeches at the UN Climate Change Summit, UN Global Business Conference on the environment,, Natural and Organic Products Expo, LOHAS and numerous national and international universities, conferences and events. She has written articles on self sufficiency and sustainability for many magazines and has done a plethora of interviews on the topic in thousands of publications. The site features weekly five-minute inspirational video blogs which Daryl produces and films. There are daily news updates, alerts, community and access to goods and services. She is a member of the World Future Council, sits on the boards of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, Mission Blue, Eco America, Environmental Media Association (EMA), The Somaly Mam Foundation, and the Action Sports Environmental Coalition, She is the founder of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker and kdhaisch@aol.com and CPG

Trade Mark (2)

Blonde, curly hair
Fair skin

Trivia (34)

Graduated the University of Southern California School of Theatre.
Her childhood interest in movies grew out of a lifelong battle with insomnia.
Sister of Page Hannah and Don Hannah.
Step-niece of Haskell Wexler and Yale Wexler.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#96).
Is missing part of her left hand index finger. She sometimes uses a prosthetic finger in movies.
As a child she was so shy that at one point she was diagnosed as borderline autistic. Even today she says she likes to just sit in a corner and observe people.
Was in a serious relationship with John Kennedy Jr. for several years, but never married due to Jacqueline Kennedy's disapproval of her son marrying an actress.
Made McCall's "10 Best Female Bodies In America" list in 1984.
Since there was no girls' soccer team at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, she played on the boys' team. Anne Heche graduated from this same school.
Suffers from agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), a phobia she kept secret for many years, fearing it might ruin her acting career
Older half-sister of Tanya Wexler.
Sister-in-law of Lou Adler.
Is a vegan.
On two occasions has run after and captured muggers in New York City. She says that both men's faces displayed mixed emotions when they realized who was sitting on their chests, holding them for police.
Stepdaughter of Jerrold Wexler.
Good friends with John Corbett
She attended the 2005 Gumball 3000 car race with Tina Basich. They drove a pink Range Rover Hybrid that used biodiesel made from cooking oil as fuel.
Lives in Colorado.
As a keen environmentalist, Daryl lives off of solar power and drives a car that runs off of recycled fast food grease.
She turned down the role of Vivian in Pretty Woman (1990) because she felt it was denigrating to women. However, she went on to appear in Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) as a stripper.
13 June 2006 - Was forcibly removed from a walnut tree on a South Central Los Angeles Community farm where she had stayed for 23 days to protest the sale of the farm to developers. Forty other protesters were arrested at the same time. Fellow activist Joan Baez also participated in the protest.
The box-office performance of Splash (1984) was a large part of the reason that the Walt Disney company greenlighted not only a made-for-television sequel, but also its animated feature The Little Mermaid (1989). The fact that her character was blonde, however, inspired the company to go in a radically different direction for its new heroine. For this reason, the choice was made that Ariel would have red hair.
A story on America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) showed how she goes undercover to help rescue children as young as 6 years old from the brothels in Bangkok.
Produces a "green" vlog called "dhlovelife.com" which focuses on healthy living, renewable energy, and sustainable farming.
Was considered for the role of "Mia Wallace" in Pulp Fiction (1994), but Uma Thurman was cast instead.
Turned down the role of "Emmeline Lestrange" for The Blue Lagoon (1980), that ultimately went to Brooke Shields.
Born at 3:30 PM (CST).
In an interview with British newspaper, "The Guardian", in February 2010, she stated that her favourite role was that of "Pris" in Blade Runner (1982) and her low points were movies that she had done just for the cash and that, hopefully, went straight to video.
(May 14, 2011) Attended the iMatter March against climate change in Denver, Colorado.
(2010-2011) Supported environmental activist Tom Weis' "Ride for Renewables" to promote renewable energy.
Signed environmental activist Tom Weis' open letter calling on President Obama and Governor Romney to withdraw their support for the Keystone XL pipeline. Other signatories included climate scientist James Hansen and actors Sheryl Lee and Mariel Hemingway. [September 2012]

Personal Quotes (4)

[on her arrest for protesting the demolition of Los Angeles' South Central garden] I'm not thrilled about it, but I felt it was important to sustain my commitment.
[asked how she keeps her youthful appearance] I feel like I'm about 7. I always get shocked when I look in the mirror and see a grown-up.
I was a daydreamer when I was a child and I still am. I like fantasy a lot. It would be great if I could always play mythological characters.
[on addressing the skepticism of climate-change deniers] I make a concerted effort to do conservative media. People go, 'oh no, don't do that. They'll eat you alive' But I don't care; that's what I need to do. I need to reach those people and at least give them the opportunity to listen to the information. I really believe if people have information, they will make wise decisions.

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