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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 February 1986Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dane DeHaan is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Jesse on HBO's critically acclaimed drama series In Treatment, and for starring in the films Chronicle (2012), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), Metallica Through the Never (2013), Kill Your Darlings (2013), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).

DeHaan was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Cynthia Boscia, a Knoll Furniture executive, and Jeffrey DeHaan, a computer programmer. He has Dutch, German, Italian, and English ancestry. Dane has an older sister, and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

DeHaan made his Broadway debut in 2008 with American Buffalo. DeHaan began his film career under the direction of two-time Oscar Nominee John Sayles and opposite Chris Cooper in Amigo, released by Variance films in 2011.

In 2010, DeHaan received an Obie Award for his performance the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of The Aliens, directed by Annie Baker. A Rattlestick Theatre production, The Aliens was given the prestigious honor of "Play of the Year" by The New York Times.

Most recently, DeHaan starred in 20th Century Fox's box office hit, Chronicle. Chronicle was released on February 3, 2012 to rave reviews. The film follows three teenagers who develop superpowers and chronicle their experience on video. DeHaan will next be seen in The Weinstein Company's Lawless directed by John Hillcoat (The Road,) starring opposite Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clark, Gary Oldman and Guy Pearce. The film, set in a depression-era, gritty Virginia, follows three brothers who are part of a bootlegging gang, illegally selling moonshine. Lawless will be released on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Dane recently completed production on the independent film Devil's Knot opposite Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. The film is based on the 2002 crime book by Mara Leveritt, Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three, about the 1993 savage murders of three young children and the controversial trial of three teenagers accused of the killings. Earlier this year, DeHaan wrapped production on the independent film, Kill Your Darlings. Directed by John Krokidas, Kill Your Darlings is loosely based on the life of poet Allen Ginsberg. DeHaan portrays Ginsberg's friend, Lucien Carr, who documented their years together at school. The film tells the story of the 1944 untold murder bringing together a young Allen Ginsberg, played by Daniel Radcliffe, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, Ben Foster and Jack Huston. DeHaan also starred in the independent film, The Place Beyond the Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine). DeHaan starred opposite Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes as Gosling's young son Jason. The Place Beyond the Pines premiered on Friday, September 7th at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Dane resides in New York. He is married to actress Anna Wood.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nicole Caruso

Spouse (1)

Anna Wood (30 June 2012 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays dark, disturbed characters

Trivia (9)

Married actress Anna Wood in a private ceremony on 30 June 2012, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The two have been together since 2006.
His parents are Jeff DeHaan and Cynthia Boscia.
Has a sister named Meghann Carl.
Attended Emmaus High School.
Is a fan of golf.
Graduated high school from North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in acting along with Hannah Telle, and Mary-Louise Parker.
He has Dutch, German, Italian, English, and smaller amounts of Welsh and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), ancestry. His surname is Dutch ("De Haan" or "de Haan" means "The Rooster" in Dutch).
Metallica preformed under his last name DeHaan in their Orion Festival, playing all of "Kill 'Em All", their first album. At the time of the show no one knew who 'Dehaan' was and as the word spread out, more and more people came to watch, not knowing the connection between Dane DeHaan and Metallica.
Shares two roles with James Franco. They have both played Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man series and tragic film star James Dean.

Personal Quotes (12)

I've always said that if I could do anything in the world, I would be a professional golfer.
I always wanted to be an actor, but my top three favorite actors of all time are Al Pacino, James Dean and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
I love being directed. I always find it helpful to have someone else's brain in the mix and not just have to rely on myself.
I always thought James Dean was this acting nerd like I am. He was just born with the talent to act and this vivid imagination. But the way he went about getting there was actually kind of annoying.
I like to believe that most human beings go about things with a point of view that they're just doing what they feel like they need to do at that time. Sometimes people make bad decisions, but it's not evil.
Comic-book movies are where my childhood fantasies meet my adulthood acting fantasies. I really, truly started acting by playing superheroes in my backyard.
I'm really bad at lying. I'm one of the worst liars I know. But if I can convince myself to believe something's happening, I can do that.
[Interview with Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, 2014] 'Everybody asks me what it's like to kiss Daniel Radcliffe! That kiss has been sensationalized in a really strange way. I'm an actor. I make-believe what is happening in the movie is actually happening in real life. So it wasn't me kissing Daniel Radcliffe, it was Lucien Carr finally kissing Allen Ginsberg, the person he's been wanting to kiss since they met. And that's a beautiful moment.'
I love to golf but was never good enough to go pro. Golf is my meditation.
I guess I just let life happen and stick to my guns. I'm actually a really grateful person. I'm really pleased with how my life has gone.
If a friend's in trouble, they can come to me, but I'm not that good at giving advice. They can come to me for honesty and truthfulness but I'm not a worker-througher. They go to my wife for that.
I'd like to be a dad. But right now, I'm a "fur dad". I have a dog that I treat like a human child.

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