At 50 years old, Kathryn Hahn has this physical status:
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.) 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. 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 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.
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. 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. 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." 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.
In 2018, Hahn starred in the drama film Private Life, directed by Tamara Jenkins. She received critical acclaim for her performance. 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. 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. 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. 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.
"Tiny Beautiful Things" Author Cheryl Strayed Praises Reese Witherspoon For Amplifying Women's Stories
People often imagine which actor they'd like to see play them in a movie or TV show about their life, but author Cheryl Strayed is the rare person who had that happen to her, twice. In the 2014 movie "Wild," based on her best-selling memoir, Reese Witherspoon plays her as she dares to hike the Pacific Coast Trail alone. And in Hulu's new series "Tiny Beautiful Things," based on Strayed's best-selling book of advice columns, Kathryn Hahn and Sarah Pidgeon team up to play a fictionalised version of Strayed named Clare.
Something else that connects "Wild" and "Tiny Beautiful Things" is that they were produced by Witherspoon. "Wild" came to be through Witherspoon's old production company, Type A Films, while "Tiny Beautiful Things" is one of many her Hello Sunshine projects. Strayed, talking to POPSUGAR, praises Witherspoon for one of "the women in Hollywood who have really blazed a trail."
With big hits like "Daisy Jones & The Six" and "Where the Crawdads Sing" to its name, Reese Witherspoon's media company Hello Sunshine has quickly become a formidable force in the entertainment industry. Hello Sunshine isn't Witherspoon's first foray into producing, though — she founded the production company Type A Films in 2000, which went on to produce hits like "Gone Girl" and "Wild." In 2016, she joined forces with Seth Rodsky, Sarah Harden, and Otter Media to launch Hello Sunshine into the stratosphere. The company, which is focussed on elevating women's stories, produces movies, TV shows, and documentaries. Witherspoon also curates a monthly book club under the Hello Sunshine name, and many of those books have been turned into onscreen projects — including, most recently, Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau and Jennifer Garner's "The Last Thing He Told Me," which premiered on Apple TV+ on 14 April. Ultimately, one thing is clear: Hello Sunshine is just getting started.
Ahead, check out all the projects Hello Sunshine has developed so far.
Drew Barrymore: the gift that keeps on giving. On 13 April, the host of her eponymous talk show "The Drew Barrymore Show" invited actor Kathryn Hahn on to have a chat, and let's just say, hilarity ensued. Amid the duo discussing Hahn's latest project, Barrymore crawled over to the actor, lifted up her pant leg, and proceeded to show the entire world that she had shaved her legs for the first time in three months.
For those who may not know the backstory, on 10 April, Barrymore posted a video on Instagram of her wrapped in a towel, shaving cream under her arms, and her house alarm going off in the background. According to the actor's narration, it started as soon as she was in the bathtub, about to shave for the first time this season. "You can not make this stuff up!" her caption read. "Just a moment that I will not let get the best of me… I'll laugh instead." After turning it off, Barrymore panned back to a shot of her now-cold bath, letting everyone know that she did finally get to shave under "absolute stress and duress."