Born: July 23, 1974
Date of Birth: July 23, 1974
Born in Illinois, Kathryn Hahn grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Bachelors degree from Northwestern University and her Masters in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.
She was working in theater at the Williamstown Theater Festival when she was "discovered" by an NBC casting director. Producer/writer/series creator Tim Kring took a huge leap of faith and created the role of Lily Lebowski for her in the crime TV series Crossing Jordan (2001 to 2007).
During hiatus from the series each year, Kathryn began getting roles on the big screen, appearing in major motion pictures such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Holiday and The Last Mimzy. Since Crossing Jordan finished production, she's played John C. Reilly's outrageous and funny love interest Alice in Step Brothers and Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's neighbor Milly Campbell in Revolutionary Road.
Other film roles include Our Idiot Brother (2011), in which she plays the spiteful ex-girlfriend of the main character, Ned (Paul Rudd), and Wanderlust (2012), also starring Rudd, as well as Jennifer Aniston. Kathryn plays Karen, an eccentric damaged mother who is a member of a commune. She worked with Aniston again in her next film, the comedy We're The Millers (2013). She also starred in the 2014 film Bad Words alongside Jason Bateman, followed by Tomorrowland, She's Funny That Way, and The D Train in 2015.
Kathryn and her husband, actor Ethan Sandler, live in Los Angeles. They have two children a boy, Leonard and a girl, Mae. When Kathryn was pregnant with Leonard, it was written into the storyline of Crossing Jordan, with her husband portraying the baby's father. When she's not working, Kathryn enjoys painting and practicing yoga.