Kathryn Hahn

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Kathryn Hahn
File:Kathryn Hahn.jpg
Hahn in February 2012
Born (1973-07-23) July 23, 1973 (age 45)
Westchester, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Northwestern University (B.A., Theatre)
Yale School of Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Ethan Sandler (m. 2002)
Children 2

Kathryn Hahn (born July 23, 1973)[1][2] is an American actress. She played Lily Lebowski on the television series Crossing Jordan.

Early life

Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, and has German, Irish, and English ancestry. She was raised Catholic.[3] Hahn grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio[4] and attended Beaumont School.[citation needed] She attended Northwestern University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in theatre before attending Yale University.[5] While attending Yale School of Drama, Hahn starred as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and as Célimène in Molière's play The Misanthrope.


Hahn's first appearance on a show was NBC's Hickory Hideout, a puppet show for children. While attending a theater festival she met an NBC casting director who introduced her to creator/producer Tim Kring, who created the role of Lily Lebowski in Crossing Jordan for her.[citation needed] Hahn has said of meeting Kring, "NBC and Tim Kring took a huge leap of faith in casting me. To be worked into a show that was in production and on the schedule, is an amazing stroke of luck". On October 21, 2008, TV Guide reported that Hahn signed a talent holding deal with Fox.[6]

Hahn's screen credits include How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, A Lot Like Love, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, The Last Mimzy, The Holiday, Revolutionary Road, Step Brothers, and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.

In 2009, she was cast in the pilot for the American version of the hit British TV show, Absolutely Fabulous. In 2010, she had a recurring role as Claire in Season 2 of HBO TV series Hung.

In 2011, she starred on NBC with Hank Azaria in Free Agents, a remake of the British series of the same name.[7]

In 2012, she started a recurring role on Parks and Recreation as Jennifer Barkley, campaign manager to Leslie Knope's (Amy Poehler) opponent Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd, whom she starred alongside in Our Idiot Brother, How Do You Know, and Wanderlust).[8] She also played a recurring role on the HBO series Girls, Edie Fitzgerald in the 2013 comedy film We're the Millers, and Rachel in Afternoon Delight in 2013 directed by Jill Soloway.

In 2014, she provided the voice of Tracy in the FX animated comedy Chozen.

In 2015, she starred in Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way.

Personal life

Hahn has been married to actor Ethan Sandler since January 3, 2002. The couple resides in Los Angeles. They have two children: a boy, Leonard (b. 2006) and a girl, Mae (b. 2009).



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Flushed Women
2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Michelle Rueben
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Angelica
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Helen
2004 Around the Bend Sarah
2004 Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Helen Direct-to-video
2005 Lot Like Love, AA Lot Like Love Michelle
2006 Holiday, TheThe Holiday Bristol
2007 Last Mimzy, TheThe Last Mimzy Naomi Schwartz
2008 Step Brothers Alice Huff
2008 Revolutionary Road Milly Campbell Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Ensemble Cast
2009 Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, TheThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Babs Merrick
2010 How Do You Know Annie
2011 Our Idiot Brother Janet
2012 Wanderlust Karen
2012 Dictator, TheThe Dictator Pregnant woman
2013 Afternoon Delight Rachel Nominated—Gotham Award for Breakthrough Performance
2013 We're the Millers Edie Fitzgerald
2013 Bad Words Jenny Widgeon
2014 Dark Around the Stars Judith
2013 Secret Life of Walter Mitty, TheThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty Odessa Mitty
2014 She's Funny That Way Delta Simmons
2014 This Is Where I Leave You Annie Altman
2015 The D Train Stacey
2015 Tomorrowland Ursula Gernsback
2015 Len and Company Isabelle
2015 The Visit Loretta Jamison
2016 Captain Fantastic TBA


Year Title Role Notes
2001–2007 Crossing Jordan Lily Lebowski 104 episodes
2006 Four Kings Sharon 2 episodes
2010 Hung Claire 3 episodes
2011 Funny or Die Presents Huntress 2 episodes
2011 Traffic Light Kate 2 episodes
2011 Mad Love Linda Clay Episode: "Friends"
2011 Free Agents Helen 8 episodes
2012–2015 Parks and Recreation Jennifer Barkley 11 episodes
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series (2012)
2012 Girls Katherine Lavoyt 4 episodes
2012 Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom Carrie Episode: "I'll Try to Fix You"
2012 Childrens Hospital Lamaze Teacher Episode: "Childrens Lawspital"
2012 Robot Chicken Mrs. Marquez / T-Shirt Girl #1 (voices) Episode: "Hemlock, Gin and Juice"
2013–2015 Kroll Show Mikey's mom 5 episodes
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Marge Episode: "TGI Murder"
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Greta Strauss Sara Rush 2 episodes
2014 Bob's Burgers Jessica (voice) Episode: "Slumber Party"
2014 Chozen Tracy (voice) 10 episodes
2014 American Dad! Luli (voice) Episode: "Honey, I'm Homeland"
2014–2015 Transparent Raquel Fein 14 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2015 Happyish Lee Payne 10 episodes
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself Episode: "Kathryn Hahn Wears Ripped Jeans and Black Heels"
2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Eleanor Horstweil Episode: "Hostage Situation"


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Boeing-Boeing Gloria Longacre Theatre
April 19 – October 5, 2008


  1. "High-stakes Journey Of An Actress - Hartford Courant". Articles.courant.com. 1998-11-29. Retrieved 2013-10-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "7 Sisters Of Drama - Hartford Courant". Articles.courant.com. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2013-10-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/195755/leading-ladies
  4. "Kathryn Hahn". SideReel.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Said on March 15, 2012, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  6. Kathryn Hahn Is 'Crossing' Over to Fox". TV Guide. October 21, 2008. Retrieved on October 22, 2008.
  7. Free Agents at NBC web site
  8. Grabert, Jessica (2011-11-28). "Free Agents' Kathryn Hahn Nabs Recurring Role On Parks and Recreation". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2012-03-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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