Kathryn Marie Hahn (born July 23, 1973) is an American actress and comedian. She began her career on television, starring as grief counselor Lily Lebowski in the NBC crime drama series Crossing Jordan (2001-2007). +more Hahn gained prominence appearing as a supporting actress in a number of comedy films, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Step Brothers (2008), The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009), Our Idiot Brother (2011), We're the Millers, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (both 2013).

As a lead actress in film, Hahn starred in Joey Soloway's comedy-drama Afternoon Delight (2013), the comedy film Bad Moms (2016), and its 2017 sequel, and the Tamara Jenkins drama Private Life (2018). For the latter, she received critical acclaim and a Gotham Award nomination for Best Actress. +more She has appeared in various dramatic films, including Revolutionary Road (2008), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), Tomorrowland (2015), The Visit (2015), and Captain Fantastic (2016), for which she received her first Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. She voiced Ericka Van Helsing in the Hotel Transylvania franchise and Doctor Octopus in the Academy Award winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).

In television, Hahn was featured in a recurring guest role on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation (2012-2015), for which she received a Critics' Choice nomination for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series, she starred in the Amazon Prime Video comedy-drama series Transparent (2014-2019), for which she received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Hahn also starred in the Amazon Prime Video comedy series I Love Dick (2016-2017), the HBO comedy miniseries +more_Fletcher'>Mrs. Fletcher (2019), and the HBO drama miniseries I Know This Much Is True (2020). Since 2020, Hahn has voiced Paige Hunter in the Apple TV+ animated musical comedy series Central Park.

She starred as Agatha Harkness in the Marvel Cinematic Universe miniseries WandaVision (2021), for which she received critical acclaim and a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

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Early life

Kathryn Marie Hahn was born in Westchester, Illinois, the daughter of Karen (née Bunker) and Bill Hahn. She has German, Irish, and English ancestry.

She grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and was raised Catholic, attending St. Ann's Catholic school in Cleveland Heights and Beaumont School. +more Hahn attended Northwestern University, where she obtained a BA in theater. Afterward, she earned her MFA in drama from Yale University.


1999-2012: Early work

Hahn's first appearance on any television program was Hickory Hideout, a local puppet show for children for then-NBC owned-and-operated station WKYC in Cleveland. (By the time of its cancellation, Hickory Hideout was airing across all of NBC's O&O stations. +more) While attending a festival, she was introduced to creator/producer Tim Kring. Hahn impressed Kring so favorably that he created the character of Lily Lebowski in Crossing Jordan specifically for her. The 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 had signed a talent holding deal with Fox.

In 2003, Hahn appeared in a supporting role alongside 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. +more She later had more supporting roles in films, including the 2005 romantic comedy-drama A Lot like Love starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet; The Holiday (2006) with Cameron Diaz; the science fiction adventure drama The Last Mimzy (2007) alongside Rainn Wilson; Step Brothers (2008); Revolutionary Road (2008) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet; and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009), How Do You Know (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), and Wanderlust (2012).

In 2008, she made her Broadway theatre debut in the revival of the comedy Boeing-Boeing starring opposite Mark Rylance. She starred as Gloria, an American fiancée and airline stewardess.

On television, Hahn starred alongside Hank Azaria in the short-lived NBC comedy series +more_TV_series)'>Free Agents, a 2011 remake of the British series of the same name. She had recurring roles on HBO shows Hung and Girls. From 2012 to 2015, she received praise for her recurring role on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation as Jennifer Barkley, the campaign manager of Leslie Knope's (Amy Poehler) opponent Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd). (She had previously costarred with Rudd in Our Idiot Brother, How Do You Know, and Wanderlust. ).

She received a 2012 Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for her performance in Parks and Recreation.

2013-2017: Film and television breakthrough

In 2013 Hahn played her first leading role, in the comedy-drama film Afternoon Delight, which was written and directed by Joey Soloway. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. +more For her role, she was nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor. Later that year Hahn appeared opposite Jennifer Aniston (her co-star in Wanderlust) in the box-office hit We're the Millers 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 alongside Jason Bateman, the ensemble comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, and Peter Bogdanovich's She's Funny That Way alongside Owen Wilson.

In 2014 Hahn was cast as Rabbi Raquel Fein in the Amazon Studios critically acclaimed dark comedy-drama Transparent, whose creator, Joey Soloway, had directed her in Afternoon Delight. She received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2017) as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination along with the cast. +more In 2015 she starred alongside Steve Coogan in the Showtime comedy-drama Happyish, but the show was canceled after a single season. That year Hahn co-starred alongside George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in the science-fiction adventure film Tomorrowland, and starred in the box-office horror hit The Visit.

In 2016 Hahn appeared alongside Viggo Mortensen in the drama film Captain Fantastic, and starred alongside Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell and Jada Pinkett Smith in the comedy film Bad Moms. IndieWire's Kate Erbland gave the film a B−, noting that it "boasts some good jokes but Hahn's revelatory performance is the big draw. +more" The film went on to earn more than $183. 9 million with a budget of $20 million. She next appeared in the Amazon comedy series I Love Dick, based on the novel by the same name by Chris Kraus and directed by Joey Soloway. It premiered on August 19, 2016.

Following the financial success from Bad Moms, STX Entertainment greenlit a sequel titled A Bad Moms Christmas. The sequel earned more than $130 million with a budget of $28 million.

2018-present: Focus on television

In 2018, Hahn starred in the drama film Private Life, directed by Tamara Jenkins. She received critical acclaim for her performance. +more She also began appearing in television commercials for Chrysler.

The same year, Hahn had voice roles in two animated films from Sony Pictures Animation. First, Hahn provided the voice of character Ericka Van Helsing in the comedy Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. +more Second, Hahn had a voice role in the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as a female version of Doctor Octopus, named Olivia Octavius.

In 2019, Hahn starred in and produced the HBO comedy miniseries Mrs. Fletcher. Hahn's performance as protagonist Eve Fletcher received critical praise.

In 2020, Hahn starred in the HBO drama miniseries I Know This Much Is True, based on the novel of the same name by Wally Lamb opposite Mark Ruffalo. That same year, Hahn began voicing Paige Hunter in the Apple TV+ animated musical comedy series Central Park. +more Apple Inc. had given a two-season order to Central Park, with each season set to consist of thirteen episodes.

In 2021, Hahn joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe by starring in the Disney+ limited series WandaVision as Agnes, a mysterious "nosy neighbor", later revealed to be Agatha Harkness. Her next miniseries The Shrink Next Door premiered on Apple TV+ on November 12, 2021. +more She played Jo Polniaczek in The Facts of Life segment of the third edition of Live in Front of a Studio Audience on December 7, 2021. She is set to star in the sequel to the 2019 mystery film Knives Out and the WandaVision spinoff focused on Harkness, Agatha: House of Harkness. When the series was first reported a month earlier, it was also stated Hahn signed an overall deal with Marvel Studios. In July 2022, the project was retitled Agatha: Coven of Chaos. During the Summer of 2022, Hahn was featured in a series of "Back to School" commercials for Amazon.

Personal life

Hahn is married to actor Ethan Sandler. The couple resides in Los Angeles and have two children.



2003How to Lose a Guy in 10 DaysMichelle Rueben
2004Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!Angelica
2004Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyHelen
2004Around the BendSarah
2004Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost MovieHelen
2005A Lot like LoveMichelle
2006The HolidayBristol
2007The Last MimzyNaomi Schwartz
2008Step BrothersAlice Huff
2008Revolutionary RoadMilly Campbell
2009The Goods: Live Hard, Sell HardBabs Merrick
2010How Do You KnowAnnie
2011Our Idiot BrotherJanet
2012The DictatorPregnant Woman
2013Afternoon DelightRachel
2013We're the MillersEdie Fitzgerald
2013Bad WordsJenny Widgeon
2013Dark Around the StarsJudith
2013The Secret Life of Walter MittyOdessa Mitty
2014She's Funny That WayDelta Simmons
2014This Is Where I Leave YouAnnie Altman
2015The D TrainStacey
2015TomorrowlandUrsula Gernsback
2015Len and CompanyIsabelle
2015The VisitLoretta Jamison
2015The Family FangCamille Fang
2016Captain FantasticHarper Cash
2016The Do-OverBecca
2016Bad MomsCarla Dunkler
2017FlowerLaurie Vandross
2017A Bad Moms ChristmasCarla Dunkler
2018Private LifeRachel Biegler
2018Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer VacationEricka Van HelsingVoice role
2018Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseOlivia Octavius / Doctor OctopusVoice role
2022Hotel Transylvania: TransformaniaEricka Van HelsingVoice role
2022Glass Onion: A Knives Out MysteryClaire DebellaCompleted


1981-1991Hickory HideoutHerself
-2001-2007Crossing JordanLily Lebowski
2006Four KingsSharon2 episodes
2010HungClaire3 episodes
2011Funny or Die PresentsHuntress2 episodes
2011Traffic LightKate2 episodes
2011Mad LoveLinda ClayEpisode: "Friends"
2011+more_TV_series)'>Free AgentsHelen8 episodes
2012-2015Parks and RecreationJennifer Barkley11 episodes
2012GirlsKatherine Lavoyt4 episodes
2012The NewsroomCarrieEpisode: "I'll Try to Fix You"
2012Childrens HospitalLamaze TeacherEpisode: "Childrens Lawspital"
2012Robot ChickenMrs. Marquez / T-shirt Girl #1Voice; Episode: "Hemlock, Gin and Juice"
2013-2015Kroll ShowMikey's Mom5 episodes
2013NTSF:SD:SUV::MargeEpisode: "TGI Murder"
2013The Greatest Event in Television HistoryGreta Strauss / Sara Rush2 episodes
2014-2020Bob's BurgersJessicaVoice; 2 episodes
2014ChozenTracy (voice)8 episodes
2014American Dad!LuliVoice; Episode: "Honey, I'm Homeland"
2014-2019TransparentRaquel Fein22 episodes
2015HappyishLee Payne10 episodes
2015Last Week Tonight with John OliverWifeEpisode: "Daily Fantasy Sports"
2015Comedy Bang! Bang!HerselfEpisode: "Kathryn Hahn Wears Ripped Jeans and Black Heels"
2016Brooklyn Nine-NineEleanor HorstweilEpisode: "Hostage Situation"
2016-2017I Love DickChris Kraus8 episodes; also executive producer
2018The RomanoffsAnkaEpisode: "End of the Line"
2018Angie TribecaSusanEpisode: "Air Force Two"
2019Mrs. FletcherEve FletcherMain role; also producer
2020I Know This Much Is TrueDessa Constantine6 episodes
2020-presentCentral ParkPaige Hunter (voice)26 episodes
2020Make It Work!HerselfTelevision special
2021WandaVisionAgatha Harkness / "Agnes"9 episodes
2021Marvel Studios: AssembledHerselfEpisode: "Assembled: The Making of WandaVision"
2021The Shrink Next DoorPhyllis Markowitz8 episodes
2021Live in Front of a Studio AudienceJo PolniaczekEpisode: "Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life"
2023Agatha: Coven of ChaosAgatha HarknessMain role; Upcoming series


2008Boeing-BoeingGloriaLongacre TheatreApril 19 - October 5, 2008


2021"Agatha All Along"WandaVision: Episode 7 (Original Soundtrack)

Awards and nominations

2009Palm Springs International Film FestivalEnsemble CastRevolutionary RoadWon
2012Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Comedy SeriesParks and RecreationNominated
2013Gotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorAfternoon DelightNominated
2016Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesTransparentNominated
2017Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesTransparentNominated
2017Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureCaptain FantasticNominated
2018Satellite AwardsBest Actress - Television Series Musical or ComedyI Love DickNominated
2018Gotham AwardsBest ActressPrivate LifeNominated
2018Women Film Critics CircleBest Comedic ActressPrivate LifeNominated
2018San Diego International Film FestivalFairbanks Award%FALSE%Won
2021MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest VillainWandaVisionWon
2021MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest Fight (shared with Elizabeth Olsen)WandaVisionWon
2021Dorian AwardsBest Supporting TV PerformanceWandaVisionWon
2021Dorian AwardsBest TV Musical PerformanceWandaVisionWon
2021Dorian AwardsWilde Wit of the Year%FALSE%Nominated
2021Hollywood Critics Association TV AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television MovieWandaVisionWon
2021Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or MovieWandaVision
2021People's Choice AwardsFemale TV Star of 2021WandaVisionNominated
2022Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for TelevisionWandaVisionNominated
2022Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Streaming Television SeriesWandaVisionNominated

Living people

Northwestern University School of Communication alumni