Daryl Hannah is an American actress. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about her!
1.Her full name is Daryl Christine Hannah.
2.She was born December 3, 1960.
3. Daryl Hannah was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a producer and former schoolteacher, and Donald Christian Hannah, a tugboat and barge company owner.
4. Her parents divorced and her mother subsequently married businessman Jerrold Wexler, brother of cinematographer Haskell Wexler.
5. Hannah grew up with siblings Don and Page Hannah and half-sister Tanya Wexler, in Long Grove, Illinois.
6. Daryl Hannah became interested in movies at a young age, partly due to insomnia. She has said that she was very shy growing up.
7. Hannah attended the progressive Francis W. Parker School (where she played on the soccer team) before enrolling at the University of Southern California. She studied ballet and acting.
8. Hannah made her film debut in 1978 with an appearance in Brian De Palma’s horror film The Fury.
9. She turned down many roles early in her career. She also had an early role along with Rachel Ward in the 1983 horror film The Final Terror.
10. During production, The Final Terror was shot in the Redwood Park in 1981 before the film was later released in 1983 to capitalize on Hannah’s blossoming career
11. Her first notable role came as the acrobatic and violent replicant Pris in Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction classic Blade Runner, in which she performed some of her own gymnastic stunts.
12. That same year she appeared in the summer hit release Summer Lovers. She then was cast as a blonde mermaid in Ron Howard’s 1984 fantasy Splash, which starred Tom Hanks.
13. Also in 1984, she appeared in The Pope of Greenwich Village, with co-stars Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts. In 1985, Daryl appeared in and provided backing vocals in the music video “You’re a Friend of Mine”, performed by Clarence Clemons and Jackson Browne. Hannah’s roles in the remainder of the 1980s ranged from 1986’s film version of the best seller The Clan of the Cave Bear and Legal Eagles.
14. The next year, she appeared in the Academy Award-winning Wall Street, for which she received a Razzie Award. She starred in the title role of Fred Schepisi’s 1987 film Roxanne, a modern retelling of Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac. Her performance was described as “sweet” and “gentle” by film critic Roger Ebert.
15. She starred in High Spirits (1988) alongside Peter O’Toole and ended the decade with Crimes and Misdemeanors (alongside Woody Allen) and Steel Magnolias (both 1989).
16. Daryl Hannah wrote, directed and produced a short film titled The Last Supper. She directed, produced, and was cinematographer for the documentary Strip Notes, which was transmitted on Channel 4 in the UK and on HBO. It was about the research Hannah did for her role as a stripper in Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
17. In 2002, Hannah appeared in Robbie Williams’ video for the song “Feel” portraying Williams’ love interest.
18. Daryl Hannah lost the tip of her left index finger in a childhood accident and sometimes wears a prosthetic to mask it.
19. In September 2013, Forbes magazine reported that she had been diagnosed in childhood as having autism. When she was a child, medical professionals recommended that she be institutionalized and medicated.
20. Hannah, an active environmentalist, has her own weekly video blog called DHLoveLife on sustainable solutions. She is often the sound recordist, camera person and on-screen host for the blog.
21. On June 13, 2006, Hannah was arrested, along with actor Taran Noah Smith, for her involvement with over 350 farmers, their families and supporters, confronting authorities trying to bulldoze the largest urban farm in the U.S., located in South Central Los Angeles. She chained herself to a walnut tree at the South Central Farm for three weeks to protest against the farmers’ eviction by the property’s new owner, Ralph Horowitz.
22. The farm had been established in the wake of the 1992 L.A. riots to allow people in the city to grow food for themselves. However, Horowitz, who had paid $5 million for it, sought to evict the farmers to build a warehouse. He had asked for $16 million to sell it but turned down the offer when the activists raised that amount after the established deadline.
23. Hannah was interviewed via cell phone shortly before she was arrested, along with 44 other protesters, and said that she and the others are doing the “morally right thing”. She spent some time in jail