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Daryl Christine Hannah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Susan Jeanne (Metzger), a schoolteacher and later a producer, and Donald Christian Hannah, who owned a tugboat/barge company. Her stepfather was music journalist/promoter Jerrold Wexler. Her siblings are Page Hannah, Don Hannah and Tanya Wexler. She has Scottish, Norwegian, Danish, Irish, English, and German ancestry. Daryl graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theatre. She practiced ballet with Maria Tallchief and studied drama at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. In her twenties, she played keyboard and sang backup for Jackson Browne. Hannah, a tall (5' 10") blond beauty, with haunting blue-green eyes, was a natural for show biz. She started with small roles, such as a student in The Fury (1978) and as Kim Basinger's kid sister in Hard Country (1981). Daryl's breakout role was as the acrobatic, beautiful replicant punk android Pris in Blade Runner (1982); Pris was the vixen who wanted to live beyond her allotted years and risked the wrath of the title character. Showing her versatility, from there she portrayed a mermaid, Madison, who falls in love with Tom Hanks's character in Ron Howard's zany comedy Splash (1984), and a Cro-Magnon in The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986). Hannah played Roxanne in the eponymous Steve Martins contemporary take on the Cyrano de Bergerac story, and co-starred as Elle Driver in Quintin Tarantino's box office hit Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). Hannah has been a consistent, strong supporter of independent cinema, both acting in and producing many films, starring in such indie films as John Sayles's Casa de los babys (2003) as well as his political satire Silver City (2004). She worked on several films with the revered Robert Altman, including The Gingerbread Man (1998), as well as several films with the Polish Brothers including Northfork (2003) and Jackpot (2001). Daryl starred in the experimental improvised Michael Radford film Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) and made As a filmmaker, Hannah wrote, directed, and produced an award winning short film, entitled The Last Supper (1995). Hannah also directed, produced and shot the documentary Strip Notes (2002) which was inspired while researching her role for Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) that was shown on HBO and UK's Channel 4. Daryl is in the process of shooting a documentary on Human Trafficking and has traveled undercover to South East Asia to document this atrocity and has become and advocates raising awareness and ending slavery. She has made over 40 video blogs for various websites including her popular She designed (online since 2005) her website dedicated to sharing solutions on how to live more harmoniously with the planet and all other living things. Daryl has been passionate, committed and effective advocate for a more ethical relationship with each other and all life on the Planet. She has produced, hosted and shot numerous environmental awareness/ health documentaries, TV appearances and is a frequent speaker on both the conservative and progressive news. Hannah has been a greening consultant for events such as the Virgin Music Festival, attended by over 150,000 people. Her many speaking engagements include keynote speeches at the UN Climate Change Summit, UN Global Business Conference on the environment, Natural and Organic Products Expo, LOHAS and numerous national and international universities, conferences and events. She has written articles on self sufficiency and sustainability for many magazines and has done a plethora of interviews on the topic in thousands of publications. The site features weekly five-minute inspirational video blogs which Daryl produces and films. There are daily news updates, alerts, community and access to goods and services. She is a member of the World Future Council, sits on the boards of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, Mission Blue, Eco America, Environmental Media Association (EMA), The Somaly Mam Foundation, and the Action Sports Environmental Coalition, She is the founder of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA).  See full bio on IMDb »

Daryl Hannah's ATV -- Impounded By Cops During Malibu Wildfire

Daryl Hannah's ATV
Impounded During Malibu Wildfire

Daryl Hannah just learned a hard lesson in Malibu parking law -- don't abandon your ATV on the highway with expired tags ... 'cause cops'll impound it.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Hannah… READ MORE >

Daryl Hannah -- Arrested at The White House

Daryl Hannah
ARRESTED at White House

Daryl Hannah donned a familiar accessory outside the White House today -- HANDCUFFS -- after she was arrested during an oil pipeline protest. The actress-turned-activist was busted with several… READ MORE >

- 2765 days ago
Julianne vs. Daryl: Who'd You Rather?

Julianne vs. Daryl
Who'd You Rather?

Ginger beauty Julianne Moore and blonde babe Daryl Hannah both turn a golden 50-years-old today.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 3035 days ago
Daryl Hannah vs. Ricki Lake: Who'd You Rather?

Daryl Hannah vs. Ricki Lake
Who'd You Rather?

"Clan of the Cave Bear" star Daryl Hannah, 49, and former talk show host Ricki Lake, 41, both showed up to the same event in West Hollywood on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 3300 days ago
The Many Faces of Daryl Hannah

The Many Faces of Daryl Hannah

Believe it or not, the three photos below are all of the same woman.Here's 48-year-old "Splash" star Daryl Hannah in March 2009, April 2009 and last night in NYC. Yes, they are in the correct… READ MORE >

- 3500 days ago
What Daryl Hannah SAW

What Daryl Hannah SAW

Here's 48-year-old "Clan of the Cave Bear" star Daryl Hannah in West Virginia yesterday (left) -- and the doll in the "Saw" films (right).One of them is molded out of plaster.We're just sayin'.… READ MORE >

- 3562 days ago
Daryl Hannah Faces Off with Police

Daryl Hannah
Faces Off with Police

Daryl Hannah has a smooth, flawless, gorgeous face that can stop traffic -- and today she got arrested for just that.The 48-year-old "Clan of the Cave Bear" star, a NASA scientist and their ragtag… READ MORE >

- 3563 days ago
Mermaid Rides Bike, But Only for a Price

Mermaid Rides Bike,
But Only for a Price

Daryl Hannah is green with anger, claiming a hybrid electric bicycle company is using her fins to cash in.TMZ obtained a lawsuit, filed by Hannah yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, in which… READ MORE >

- 3832 days ago
Daryl Hannah Meets a Pap to Forget

Daryl Hannah Meets a Pap to Forget

Out of all the cool movies Daryl Hannah has been in, her most memorable performance was probably not in "A Walk to Remember" with Mandy Moore. But apparently our camera guy thinks it was.Didn't he… READ MORE >

- 3998 days ago
Daryl Hannah Surrenders -- to Nobody!

Daryl Hannah Surrenders -- to Nobody!

Daryl Hannah is at it again. The actress/activist was spotted running through the streets of Hollywood yesterday, waving a homemade white flag made of torn white sheets and a bamboo pole. Why?… READ MORE >

- 4416 days ago
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