Who is Kathryn Hahn?
Kathryn Hahn (born July 23, 1973) is one of the famous American actress, fashion model and comedian who act and did great works. She began her acting career on television, playing as Lily Lebowski in the NBC crime drama series Crossing Jordan (is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC from September 24, 2001, to May 16, 2007. It stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The show used an ensemble cast approach that featured a group of Jordan’s co-workers and police detectives assigned to the various cases) from 2001–07. Hahn went on to appear as a supporting actress in a number of major comedy films, including roles in the films How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Step Brothers (2008), Our Idiot Brother (2011), We’re the Millers (2013), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).
Also as a lead actress, Hahn starred in the 2013 comedy-drama film Afternoon Delight directed by Jill Soloway. She also had a starring role in the comedy film Bad Moms (2016), and its sequel, A Bad Moms Christmas (is a 2017 American Christmas comedy film written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is a sequel to the 2016 film Bad Moms. The plot follows the three moms from the first film (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) dealing with their own mothers (Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, and Susan Sarandon) visiting during the Christmas holiday) (2017). She has also appeared in a number of dramatic films, including Revolutionary Road (2008), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), Tomorrowland (is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film directed and co-written by Brad Bird. Bird co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Damon Lindelof, from an original story treatment by Bird, Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. The film stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, and Keegan-Michael Key) by 2015, The Visit (2015), and Captain Fantastic (2016). In 2017, she received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in Transparent (is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jill Soloway for Amazon Studios that debuted on February 6, 2014. The story revolves around a Los Angeles family and their lives following the discovery that the person they knew as their father Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) is a trans woman. Transparent’s first season premiered in full on September 26, 2014, the second season on December 11, 2015, third season on September 23, 2016, and the fourth season on September 21, 2017) from 2014–2017.
Personal Life of Kathryn Hahn:
She was born in Westchester, Illinois, the daughter of Karen and Bill Hahn. She has a German, Irish, and English ancestry. She was raised as a Catholic. She grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and attended Beaumont School. She attended Northwestern University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in theatre before attending Yale University. While attending Yale School of Drama, Hahn starred as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and as Célimène in Molière‘s play The Misanthrope.
After her born, her entire family then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she spent most of her time growing up. Kathryn has extensive stage experience, and appeared with the Huntington Theater Company’s production of Jon Robin Baitz‘s “Ten Unknowns”, with Ron Rifkin of Alias (2001) (Arvin Sloane).
Hahn has been married to actor Ethan Sandler (Sandler’s screen credits include The Chocolate War, Flushed, and The Enigma with a Stigma. He can be heard in Disney’s 2007 computer-animated film Meet the Robinsons as DOR-15 (Doris), Uncle Fritz, Aunt Petunia, Uncle Dimitri, Uncle Spike, Cousin Laszlo, CEO of InventCo. From 2002 to 2007 he was in Crossing Jordan as ADA Jeffrey Brandau) since January 3, 2002. The couple resides in Los Angeles, and have two children: a son, Leonard (born on 2006) and a daughter, Mae (born on 2009).
Kathryn Hahn is living her best damn life. The actress and also a comedian has a number of impressive credits in both TV and film to her name, including recent projects like Transparent, Bad Moms, and I Love Dick, in which she finally gets the leading role she deserves through her skill, hard work and talent after spending much of her career playing (great) as supporting characters most of the time.
About her sexual life awakening
About her sexual life, and just like she’s positioned herself in the spotlight to tell about the truth, the mother of a son and daughter is putting her sexuality out there for the world to see. No longer the teenage girl nervous to admit she masturbates, Hahn is here to tell you that at 44, she’s holding nothing back.
“One day you will become an adult. A sexual adult,” she began the piece. “And an unabashed lover of your own body. But it won’t happen overnight.”
Hahn then went back to her childhood and touching on her time attending a Catholic school and finding herself being attracted to Jesus. She recalled one of the afternoons when she and her friends were flashed by an older man and how upset it made her feel, and how she would later try to reclaim her power by playing the role of the man with “the dick” in games of “marriage”.
During her teenage years, Hahn recalled the awkwardness of puberty and documented how inadequate and ugly she felt in her diary. In high school, she learned that self-pleasure was “a deep, weird secret that is also awesome and private and yours.” But it wasn’t until college that she began to figure herself out as a girl or woman.
She found outfits that made her feel sexy, and after continuous dating with an “asshole” boyfriend, she realized she was going to reclaim the power she was owed. Hahn started her acting career, and though she initially gained confidence from her different characters as she was playing, she later found that it was her inside power who made the women she portrayed in the character, so strong and intriguing.
“You will grow to be so grateful for — and so in love with — your body,” she wrote. “Having children will help with that because it will show you what you are capable of. You will thank your belly for growing them and your breasts for feeding them. You will want to find the girl who drew that picture in her diary and hug her so tightly. You will look back and be so mad you said yes to that bleach job for that gig, so glad you never got a nose job.”
Kathryn Hahn ended her letter with one of the most poignant, inspiring, and downright badass realizations of empowerment.
“At 44, you will realize something astounding: Life just gets sexier and sexier,” she wrote. “Your sexual self will become this enormous, loud thing that you no longer take for granted, no longer deny. You will refuse to put a lid on it. You will listen to it. My God, you will hear it roar.”
Having children — she and Sandler are raising daughter Mae, 8, and Leonard, 11 — forced Hahn, 44, to acknowledge that she only had so many hours in the day.
Like most parents, Hahn is figuring things out on the fly.
In a snapshot of Kathryn Hahn:
- 1973- Born in Illinois, USA
- 1999- Her film appearance debut with Flushed
- 2001- Her TV appearance debut with Crossing Jordan as Lily
- 2002- Married to actor Ethan Sandler
- 2006- Her son Leonard born
- 2009- Her daughter Mae born
Kathryn Hahn Career
Her first appearance on a show was Hickory Hideout, a local puppet show for children for then-NBC owned-and-operated station WKYC in Cleveland (which by its end, aired on all of NBC’s O&O stations). While she was 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. The famous series aired from 2001 to 2007. 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.
In 2003, along with Crossing Jordan, Kathryn Hahn played supporting role opposite Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey in the romantic comedy film, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The following year, she appeared in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Around the Bend, and Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie. After them, she had more supporting roles in films, including the 2005 romantic comedy-drama A Lot like Love starring with Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet, The Holiday (2006) with Cameron Diaz, the science fiction adventure drama The Last Mimzy (2007) alongside with Rainn Wilson, Step Brothers (2008), Revolutionary Road (2008) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009), How Do You Know (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), and Wanderlust (2012).
On television, Hahn starred alongside Hank Azaria in the short-lived NBC comedy series, Free Agents (2011), a remake of the British series of the same name. She had recurring roles on HBO shows Hung and Girls. From the year 2012 to 2015, she received praise for her recurring role on the NBC comedy series, 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). She also received a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for her performance.
From the year 2013, she played her first leading role, in the comedy-drama film Afternoon Delight written and directed by Jill Soloway. The great film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. For her role in the movie and her talented acting, she was nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Breakthrough. Later that year, Hahn appeared opposite Jennifer Aniston (her co-star in Wanderlust) in the box-office hit We’re the Millers (is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson M. Thurber. The film’s screenplay was written by Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, and John Morris, based on a story by Fisher and Faber. It stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Molly Quinn, and Ed Helms. The plot follows a small-time pot dealer (Sudeikis) who convinces his neighbors to help him by pretending to be his family, in order to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the United States) and co-starred alongside Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In 2014, she starred in the comedy film Bad Words opposite Jason Bateman, the ensemble comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, and Peter Bogdanovich‘s She’s Funny That Way opposite Owen Wilson.
In 2014, Hahn was cast as Rabbi Raquel Fein in the Amazon Studios critically acclaimed dark comedy-drama, Transparent created by Jill Soloway. She received a personal Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series by the year 2017 as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination along with the cast. In 2015, she starred alongside Steve Coogan in the Showtime comedy-drama and also in Happyish. The series was canceled after a single season. That same year, Hahn co-starred with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in the science-fiction adventure film Tomorrowland, and starred in the box-office horror hit The Visit (is a 2015 American found footage horror film written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and starring Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, and Kathryn Hahn. The film was released in North America on September 11, 2015, by Universal Pictures. The film received overall mixed to positive reviews, and some viewed it as a comeback for Shyamalan. It was a box office success, grossing $98.5 million worldwide against its $5 million budget).
In 2018, these days she is appearing in TV commercials for Chrysler.
Awards & Nominations:
- 2012 – Nominated Critics’ Choice Television Awards for the Parks and Recreation as Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
- 2013 – Nominated Gotham Awards for the Afternoon Delight as Best Breakthrough Actor
- 2016 – Nominated Screen Actors Guild Awards for the Transparent as Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
- 2017 – Nominated Primetime Emmy Awards for the Transparent as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
- 2017 – Nominated Screen Actors Guild Awards for the Captain Fantastic as Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
- 2018 – Pending Satellite Awards for the I Love Dick as Best Actress – TV Series Musical or Comedy
Her Film Appearances:
- 1999 – Flushed as Women
- 2003 – How to Lose a Guys in 10 Days as Michelle Rueben
- 2004 – Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! As Angelica
- 2004- Anchorman: The Legends of Ron Burgundy as Helen
- 2004 – Around the Bend as Sarah
- 2004 – Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie as Helen
- 2005 – A Lot Like Love as Michelle
- 2006 – The Holiday as Bristol
- 2007 – The Last Mimzy as Naomi Schwartz
- 2008 – Step Brothers as Alice Huff
- 2008 – Revolutionary Road as Milly Campbell
- 2009 – The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard as Babs Merrick
- 2010 – How Do You Know as Annie
- 2011 – Our Idiot Brothers as Janet
- 2012 – Wanderlust as Karen
- 2012 – The Director as Pregnant Women
- 2013 – Afternoon Delight as Rachel
- 2013 – We’re the Millers as Edie Fitzgerald
- 2013 – Bad Words as Jenny Widgeon
- 2013 – Dark Around the Stars as Judith
- 2013 – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Odessa Mitty
- 2014 – She’s Funny That Way as Delta Simmons
- 2014 – This Is Where I Leave You Annie Altman
- 2015 – The D Train Stacey
- 2015 – Tomorrowland as Ursula Gernsback
- 2015 – Len and Company as Isabelle
- 2015 – The Visit as Loretta Jamison
- 2015 – The Family Fang as Camille Fang
- 2016 – Captain Fantastic as Harper Cash
- 2016 – The Do-Over as Becca
- 2016 – Bad Moms as Carla Dunkler
- 2017 – Flower as Laurie
- 2017 – A Bad Moms Christmas as Carla Dunkler
- 2018 – Private Life as Rachel
- 2018 – Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
TV Appearances of Kathryn Hahn:
- 2001 – 07 – Crossing Jordan as Lily Lebowski for the 104 episodes
- 2006 – Four Kings as Sharon for the 2 Episodes
- 2010 – Hung as Claire for the 3 episodes
- 2011 – Funny or Die Presents as Huntress for the 2 Episodes
- 2011 – Traffic Light as Kate for the 2 Episodes
- 2011 – Mad Love as Linda Clay for the Episode: “Friends”
- 2011 – Free Agents as Helen for the 8 Episodes
- 2012 – 15 – Parks and Recreation Jennifer Barkley for the 11 episodes
- 2012 – Girls as Katherine Lavoyt for the 4 episodes
- 2012 – The Newsroom as Carrie for the Episode: “I’ll Try to Fix You”
- 2012 – Children’s Hospital as Lamaze Teacher Episode: “Childrens Lawspital”
- 2012 – Robot Chicken as Mrs. Marquez / T-Shirt Girl #1 (voices) for the Episode: “Hemlock, Gin and Juice”
- 2013 – 15 – Kroll Show as Mikey’s Mom for the 5 episodes
- 2013 – NTSF: SD: SUV: as Marge for the Episode: “TGI Murder”
- 2013 – The Greatest Event in TV History as Greta Strauss / Sara Rush for the 2 episodes
- 2014 – Bob’s Burger as Jessica (voice) for the Episode: “Slumber Party”
- 2014 – Chozen as Tracy (voice) for the 10 episodes
- 2014 – American Dad! As Luli (voice) for the Episode: “Honey, I’m Homeland”
- 2014 – 16 – Transparent as Raquel Fein for the 21 Episodes
- 2015 – Happyish as Lee Payne for the 10 episodes
- 2015 – Comedy Bang! Bang! As Herself for the Episode: “Kathryn Hahn Wears Ripped Jeans and Black Heels”
- 2016 -Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Eleanor Horstweil for the Episode: “Hostage Situation”
- 2016 – 17 – I Love Dick as Chris Kraus for the 8 episode
Her Theater Appearances:
- 2008 – Boeing- Boeing as Gloria in Longacre Theater (April 19 – October 5, 2008)
Trivia of Kathryn Hahn
- Won a role on “Hickory Hideout”, a children’s television program that aired in Cleveland, Ohio.
- She got two children with her husband Ethan Sandler.
- Her role on Crossing Jordan (2001) as Lily Lebowski had her playing opposite her husband, Ethan Sandler. Ethan played Jeffrey Brandau, Lily’s fiancée on the series. During the season 6 taping of “Crossing Jordan”, Kathryn was pregnant with their first child.
- She has worked separately with three of her Friends (1994) actors: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, and Christina Applegate.
- Auditioned for the role of Pam Beesly on the NBC sitcom The Office (2005), which went to Jenna Fischer.
- Attended Northwestern University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre.
- Attended the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, Connecticut, but did not graduate.
- Lives in Los Angeles, California, where she paints and practices yoga when she’s not busy acting.
- She has a German, Irish, and some English, ancestry.
- She loves horror movies.
- She’s left-handed.
Some of the personal quotes from Kathryn Hahn
- 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.
- “You can have it all, but it won’t look the way you thought it would look. I have a job that’s fulfilling. I have a chaotic household. You have to let go of the idea of perfection,” said Hahn. “You have to remind yourself that you can do it all — but you might not have to.”
- “It’s just taking a breath. Chaos is a normal part of the day-to-day. I’ve learned to delegate, delegate and delegate, so do that if you can. I would try to do everything. And now I ask for help,” she said.
- “I have no idea what I’m doing but they’re alive and hilarious,” she said of her brood. “The older I get, the more after-school crap there is to do. The older they get, the more they physically need you. I’m a sherpa driving all over the place.”
Kathryn Hahn, her movie roles as a perfectionist
In Matt Ross’ family drama CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, Kshe plays as Harper Cash role, the younger sister of Ben (Viggo Mortensen), a woman emotionally connected to her exuberant brother, but much more traditional in her lifestyle. Married to Dave (Steve Zahn) with two sons who are more interested in video games and pranks than vegetable gardening and Plato, Hahn is a woman caught in the middle. While she wants to support her brother and his kids as they go through a very much personal tragedy, her character also desires a certain distance from everything. As much as she loves Ben, she worries that he might look down on her suburban values. It’s an emotional, complex part. Even as Hahn’s character provides a dramatic yardstick to show us how far Ben Cash has come, Harper is her own person, dealing with her own sense of identity. “Harper is not just a trope,” Hahn explains. “She’s a real human being who loves her brother and his family. She just wants them to be safe and happy.” As usual, Hahn brings a dramatic freshness and emotional depth to every supporting role she is cast in, making it not just a memorable character, but an essential element in understanding the story also. From her comic roles in films, like We’re The Millers and the upcoming Bad Moms, to her more dramatic turns, Hahn leaves her unforgettable mark in every part.
KATHRYN HAHN | ONE OF THE BEST FRIEND FOR COMEDIES
After starting off in theater in New York City, Kathryn Hahn quickly became Hollywood’s go-to girl for playing a best friend in the film. From being Kate Hudson’s gal-pal in 2003’s How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days to a lovelorn bar waitress in 2004’s Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Hahn demonstrated a talent for creating immediately recognizable and relatable characters. In 2004, as the crazed staff member at KVWN in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, she also discovered her talent for being funny. “I’ve never thought of myself as a comedic actress in any way,” she tells a famous magazine. “Anchorman kind of cracked that open.” In tracing her trajectory as a supporting performer, Hahn tells The Guardian, “I think I was the best friend first, then the randy crazy lady,” a character type that she took to hilarious new heights in films, like Step Brothers. In each role, she found a way to combine seemingly opposing forces for full comic effect. Playing Paul Rudd’s ex-girlfriend in Jesse Peretz’ 2011 indie comedy Our Idiot Brother, Hahn is, according to Entertainment Weekly’s Lisa Schwarzbaum, “hilarious as a pacifist feminist perpetually spoiling for a fight.” The next year in David Wain’s Wanderlust, alongside Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, “the reliably hilarious Kathryn Hahn has some great moments as a randomly furious ex-porn star turned jam-maker,” writes The Telegraph Tim Robey. Hahn has certainly expanded her repertoire beyond best friend. In the process, she has earned a richly deserved reputation for being able to make the most outrageous character believable as well as make the most stereotypical sidekick hilarious in any character she plays with her talentful acting.
WE’RE THE MILLERS | A HIT WITH COMIC
When it was time casting We’re The Millers, director Rawson Thurber knew how important getting the right chemistry between his characters would be to keeping his improbable setup both funny and believable. His high-concept road trip revolves around a low-level Denver pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) who must construct an all-American family from a group of disreputable local figures in order to help him smuggle a shipment of marijuana out of Mexico. With Jennifer Aniston as a stripper turned mother, Emma Roberts, a petty thief runaway posing as the doting daughter, and Will Poulter, a baffled neighbor playing a loving son, the Millers travel cross country in an RV loaded with contraband. Along the way, they befriend a real red-blooded Midwestern family played by Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, and their daughter Molly Quinn. Thurber had noticed Hahn before in Step Brothers, Adam McKay’s man-child comedy in which Hahn’s erotic fixation on John C. Reilly allows her, according to Time Out New York, to “walk away with the film’s most disturbed, brilliant scene.” Thurber left the theater feeling, as he later told The New York Times, that Hahn “was the most inspired, electric comedian I’d seen come on the scene in years.” The film, which went on to huge box-office success, brought Hahn even more critical acclaim. The Minnesota Star Tribune singled out Hahn as “brilliant as the stereotypical square small-town mother whose idea of ‘swinging’ is getting a handful of Aniston’s clothed breast.”
BAD WORDS | THE WOMAN WITH TALENT
In Jason Bateman’s naughty comedy Bad Words, Kathryn Hahn plays Jenny Widgeon, a reporter who sponsors Guy Trilby (Bateman), a bitter, adult man who wants to officially compete against kids in national spelling bees. Initially hoping to land a good story, Hahn’s character agrees to sponsor Trilby, finding out too late how really bad Trilby can be. Working with her friend Jason Bateman initially lured Hahn to the part. “I’ve had a talent crush on him for years,” Hahn explains. “Whatever he was putting his heart and his muscle behind was going to be something that I would want to see, let alone be in.” But Hahn had rarely been cast as something so staid as a leading lady. “In school, I never was the ingénue,” she tells The New York Observer. “I was always grandma or the guy…I would always rather have the makeup and hair people come in and mess it up a little bit more than making it neat.” For Hahn, “It was a creative turn-on” to redefine this traditional role. “I’d be his romantic interest…[but] this character was not your typical ‘leading lady’ in any way.” In the end, Hahn mirrors Bateman’s own unique demented style. “Hahn matches Bateman in her ability to be funny without ever playing the laughs,” comments The San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle. “She is especially funny in a couple of comic sex scenes, which contain a running gag that’s one of the film’s best.”
PARKS AND RECREATION | A POLITICAL MOVE
Although the creators of the talent-rich sitcom Parks and Recreation had intended the character of political operative Jennifer Barley to have just a one-season narrative arc, Kathryn Hahn played her so well, they couldn’t help but bring her back. The comedy with Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, and Adam Scott revolves around the personalities and politics of the parks department of the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. In season four, when Leslie Knope (Poehler) decides to run for City Council, she meets her political opponent, Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd), and his Machiavellian campaign manager, Jennifer Barkley (Hahn). As a consultant ready to cut any throat for a reasonable retainer, Hahn quickly became a fan favorite. For Slate’s L.V. Anderson, Hahn’s performance made Barkley “brilliant and conniving yet somehow enormously likable.” Later that year, Hahn was nominated for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series by the Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Hahn’s unique style made Barkley one of SlashFilm favorite recurring characters on Parks and Recreation, pointing out that “she’d fit in on TV’s other best political comedy, Veep.” Indeed, the show’s creators, realizing how much Hahn brought to the character, asked her back for the final season. “She’s doing what she always does—she bursts into the world of the show, throws a hand grenade that’s a combination of fear and opportunity, and then runs out the door before anyone can catch her,” executive producer Michael Schur jokes to Entertainment Weekly.
TRANSPARENT | HER ROLE WITH SPIRITUALITY
Hit Amazon series, Transparent, Kathryn Hahn plays Rabbi Raquel Fein, the level-headed religious leader who gets caught up in the Pfefferman family’s emotional whirlpool when she falls for the son, Josh (Jay Duplass). The series began by tracing out Maura’s (Jeffrey Tambor) gender transition, but it soon became clear that the rest of the family––from Josh (who goes from hound dog to expectant father) to his sisters, Sarah (Amy Landecker) and Ali (Gaby Hoffmann) ––are all transitioning as well. For Hahn, the show marked a transition in the kind of roles she is cast to play. “I have, historically speaking, been asked to play the ‘unhinged one’ or ‘the one who’s searching or looking,’” Hahn tells Vulture’s Devon Ivie. “That’s been really satisfying, to just not be the hurricane, but the ground, the anchor.” As the Rabbi is called upon not only to live in, but also to make sense of, the hurricane of emotions spinning around the Pfeffermans, Hahn is divinely humane. As The Wrap’s Mark Peikert notes, Hahn, as part of “one of the great ensemble casts in television history,” quickly conveys “beatific joy better than anyone else on the planet.” Before casting her as the Rabbi, Transparent’s creator Jill Soloway picked Hahn to star in her 2013 feature film Afternoon Delight.Having seen her in a number of roles, Soloway was acutely aware of Hahn’s remarkable range. “She reminded me of Ellen Burstyn, Meryl Streep, or Dianne Wiest—flawed heroines who let their humanity come through,” Soloway tells The New York Observer. “At its center, the movie is about the notion of the divided feminine—that inside every woman is many women.” Going from comic sidekick to spiritual center, Hahn has indeed captured the full range of female experiences.
HBO new series with the LEADING role
HBO has ordered a pilot for the comedy “Mrs. Fletcher,” with Kathryn Hahn set to play the title role for het transparent and talent to pull any character.
Based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, “Mrs. Fletcher” follows an empty-nest mom Eve Fletcher (Hahn) and her college-student son as they embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results. Eve, hoping to jump-start her love life, adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected erotic possibilities.
The show is described as a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on intimate relationships.
Perotta, who wrote the novel that served as the basis for HBO’s “The Leftovers,” will write the pilot in addition to executive producing. Nicole Holofcener will direct and executive produce, with Jessi Klein and Sarah Condon also executive producing.
Hahn recently starred in the Amazon series “I Love Dick” and “Transparent,” the latter of which earned her an Emmy nomination. She also starred in the hit comedy films “Bad Moms” and “A Bad Moms Christmas.” Her other credits include films like “Captain Fantastic” and “This Is Where I Leave You” and shows like “Parks and Recreation” and “Girls.”
Holofcener’s recent directing credits include episode of “One Mississippi,” “Orange Is the New Black,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” She also wrote, directed, and produced the upcoming film “The Land of Steady Habits.” She previously wrote and directed films like “Enough Said” and “Friends With Money.”