Kathryn Hahn

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Kathryn Hahn
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Hahn in Los Angeles on February 22, 2012
Born (1973-07-23) July 23, 1973 (age 40)[1][2]
Westchester, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Northwestern University (B.A., Theatre)
Yale University School of Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Ethan Sandler (m. 2002)
Children 2

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

Early life and education[edit]

Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois. She was raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.[3]

She attended Northwestern University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in theatre before attending Yale.[4]

While attending Yale School of Drama, Hahn starred as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and as Célimène in Molière's play The Misanthrope.


Kathryn 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.[5]

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 UK series of the same name.[6]

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).[7] She also played a recurring role on the HBO show Girls, Edie Fitzgerald in the 2013 comedy film We're the Millers, and Rachel in Afternoon Delight in 2013 directed by Jill Soloway.

Personal life[edit]

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. October 2006) and a girl, Mae (b. July 27, 2009); Mae was born prematurely.[8] Her pregnancy with Leonard was written into the storyline of Crossing Jordan, with Sandler portraying the baby's father.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Flushed N/A
2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Michelle Rueben
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Angelica
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Helen
Around the Bend Sarah
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
Revolutionary Road Milly Campbell
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
Dictator, TheThe Dictator Pregnant woman
2013 Afternoon Delight Rachel
We're the Millers Edie Fitzgerald
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, TheThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty Odessa Mitty
2014 Dark Around the Stars Judith Post-production
She's Funny That Way Delta Simmons Post-production
2015 Tomorrowland Ursula Filming
TBA This Is Where I Leave You Alice Foxman Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2001–2007 Crossing Jordan Lily Lebowski Main cast; 104 episodes
2006 Four Kings Sharon 2 episodes
2007 Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office Price Unsold ABC pilot
2009 Ab Fab Eddie Unsold Fox pilot
2010 Most Likely to Succeed April Unsold Fox pilot
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 Main cast
2012 Parks and Recreation Jennifer Barkley 6 episodes
2012 Girls Katherine Lavoyt 4 episodes
2012 Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom Carrie Episode: "I'll Try to Fix You"
2012 Greatest Event in Television History, TheThe Greatest Event in Television History Greta Strauss Episode: "Simon & Simon"
2012 Childrens Hospital Lamaze Teacher Episode: "Childrens Lawspital"
2012 Robot Chicken Party girl, paper, T-shirt girl #2 (voice) Episode: "Hemlock, Gin and Juice"
2013 Kroll Show Mikey's mom Episode: "San Diego Diet"
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Marge Episode: "TGI Murder"


  1. ^ "High-stakes Journey Of An Actress - Hartford Courant". Articles.courant.com. 1998-11-29. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  2. ^ "7 Sisters Of Drama - Hartford Courant". Articles.courant.com. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Kathryn Hahn". SideReel. 
  4. ^ Said on March 15, 2012, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  5. ^ Kathryn Hahn Is ‘’Crossing’’ Over to Fox" TV Guide. October 21, 2008. Retrieved on October 22, 2008.
  6. ^ Free Agents at NBC web site
  7. ^ Grabert, Jessica (2011-11-28). "Free Agents' Kathryn Hahn Nabs Recurring Role On Parks and Recreation". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  8. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Reese Witherspoon/Jack Nicholson Movie Delayed After Actress Gives Birth" July 27, 2007, Radar Online

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