Daryl Hannah

Daryl Hannah


12/3/1960, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Birth Name

Daryl Christine Hannah


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As a child, Daryl was very shy and was diagnosed as 'borderline autistic'. Overcoming this, she graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Theatre, practiced ballet with Maria Tallchief, studied drama at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, and also played keyboard and was a backing singer for Jackson…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Hannah has on two occasions run after and captured muggers in New York.

    • Hannah narrowly avoided being sold as a sex slave in Las Vegas in the late 1970s. She was studying in Los Angeles when she was offered the chance to model for an album cover in Las Vegas by a girl she met at the grocery store. She soon realized the modeling trip was a scam and that she was about to be forced into a sex slave ring. Hannah and another girl escaped out a window and fled.

    • Hannah suffers from insomnia.

    • Hannah appeared naked in the November 2003 edition of Playboy. She was 42 at the time.

    • Hannah attended Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Illinois.

    • Hannah lost the tip of her left index finger in an accident when she was a child. To give the appearance of having a complete finger, she sometimes needs to wear a prosthetic fingertip in movies.

    • Hannah won the award for Best Fight Scene at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards for her role in the movie Kill Bill Vol. 2.

    • Hannah was arrested alongside actor Danny Glover and folk singer Joan Baez for protesting against bulldozing down a flower farm.

    • Daryl is the daughter of producer Susan Wexler and Don Hannah, a tugboat and barge company owner.

    • In 2006 Daryl was being sued by former public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, for non-payment of services in 2005.

    • Daryl appeared in the television commercial for Karl Lagerfeld's perfume 'Sun, Moon, and Stars' in 1996.

    • Daryl appeared in the stage production of The Seven Year Itch, at London's West End 2000, in the Queen's Theater.

    • Daryl, a practicing environmentalist, lives off of solar power, and drives a hybrid vehicle that runs off on Biodiesel.

    • Daryl co-wrote the song "Putting Out The Fire" with Michael Montelone, that she performed for her role in the 1986 movie Legal Eagles.

    • Daryl sang background vocals for Clarence Clemon's & Jackson Browne's 1985 hit "You're a Friend of Mine." She also appeared in the music video for Jackson's music video for "Tender is the Night."

    • Daryl appears in the music videos: "On Our Own" by Bobby Brown, and "Feel" by Robbie Williams.

    • Daryl turned down the lead role as Vivian in the hit movie Pretty Woman in 1990.

    • Daryl danced in disguise at local strip clubs to prepare for her role as a stripper, in the movie Dancing at the Blue Iguana.

    • Daryl was portrayed by Tara Chocol in the 2003 made for television movie America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story.

    • Daryl is an animal rights activist and a Vegan.

    • Daryl suffers from Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces).

    • Daryl made the 'Best Bodies in America' list by McCalls magazine in 1984.

    • Daryl won the 'Jury Award' from the Berlin International Film Festival for 'Best Short' in 1994 for The Last Supper.

    • Daryl wrote, directed, and produced the 1994 short film The Last Supper.

    • Daryl made her film debut in 1978, in Brian DePalma's The Fury.

    • Daryl played soccer on the boy's team in high school, there was no girl's team.

    • She was ranked No.96 by Empire magazine, in 1995, as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.

    • Daryl has played a giantess in two different TV movies: Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman in 1993 and Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story in 2001.

  • Quotes

    • (Talking about sex slavery)
      Daryl Hannah: It eats me alive to see girls in that situation. If you knew there was a little girl living in the house next door to you, an 11-year-old who was kidnapped from her parents and was being held prisoner and raped 40 times a day, would you not run through your neighborhood screaming, "Help! We have to get her out of there!"? Would you not do everything in your power to help her? But because it's something that people don't recognize or can't relate to, they don't have that sense of urgency and panic.

    • Daryl Hannah: The fact is that we've had the technology and the ability to produce cleaner burning non-toxic fuel for over a hundred and five years. Yet, our kids are still riding on school buses that are completely poisonous.

    • (About using Biodiesel)
      Daryl Hannah: It feels so good not to be a slave to gas, playing the whole game of war for oil.

    • (About owning stray horses)
      Daryl Hannah: There are horses people use for competition, and if they don't perform well or go lame, then people ask the vet to put them down to get the insurance money. And my vet knows I love horses, so he gives them to me.

    • Daryl Hannah: I have been a vegetarian since I was 11, and I eat organic , and my belief is that all these things are tied together, everyone says to me "what's your issue"? but its all the same (its about) humanity - all environmental interests are tied together.

    • Daryl: My favorite movie role by far, was in Steel Magnolias. The cast was so great, the character was so off-beat, and the passion was overwhelming. I hope to find another 'Anelle' to play someday.

    • Daryl: My relationship with Jackson was never in the papers, until the physical abuse allegations started to fly. We were a happy couple for a lot of years, and it really is a shame that the only thing people remember is how badly it ended.

    • Daryl: A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar -- you pretend it's not there.

    • Daryl: I haven't had an agent in 10 years, and now I'm doing some of the most interesting films I've ever had an opportunity to play in.

    • Daryl: My ideal is to wake up in the morning and run around the meadow naked.

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    Daryl Hannah is really a talented actress. In every role she really makes you believe that she actually is the character she's portraying. This sense of realism is what makes her really stand out above the masses of the rest of actresses today. My favorite movie of her's is "Kill Bill Vol. 2."