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When people watch actors and actresses on screen, they always look forward to seeing them in various roles and forms which showcases their versatility as actors. Fans do not want to see their favorites taking up the same kind of roles or being typecast. This is not the case of crowned screen queen, American actress, and former child star, Danielle Harris who has made a name for herself in the horror movie genre.
Danielle Harris who has featured in numerous horror films, including the Halloween Franchise, has stolen the hearts of fans with her talent and dynamism. She is more than just a scream queen, as she is also a film director and a voice actress. Read below to know more about her.
Danielle Harris’ Biography & Age
American actress, Danielle Andrea Harris was born in Plainview, Long Island, New York, on the 1st of June, 1977. The actress spent most of her childhood in Florida where she grew up with her younger sister, Ashley Harris. The two were raised by their mother, Fran Harris.
Growing up, she participated in pageantries and also had a lot of modeling offers. When her family moved back to New York, Harris began her acting career by auditioning for television and film roles. She is also a voice actress and a film director who is great at her job. In 2011, she won the Best Actress Award at the Shockfest Film Festival and in 2012, she won the Best Actress Award at the Burbank International Film Festival. She was also inducted into the Fangoria Hall of Fame in 2012. These are just a few of her many accolades.
Her acting debut was made at the age of seven when she played the role of Samantha ‘Sammi’ Garreston in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live (1985 – 1987). She is best known for her appearance in quite a number of horror movies, one of which is the famous Halloween Franchise. In the 1990s, she became famous as a child actress when she appeared in movies such as Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991), Daylight (1996), Marked for Death (1990), Free Willy (1993) and The Last Boy Scout (1991). She also voiced the character of Halfpipe in Godkiller (2010) and Debbie Thornberry in the Nickelodeon series The Wild Thornberrys (1998 – 2004) and also in The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), Rugrats Go Wilds (2003).
Over time, this hardworking actress was able to create a solid career for herself by starring in a number of horror movies such as Left for Dead (2007), Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009), Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (2010), Halloween & Halloween II (2007, 2009). In 2007, Danielle Harris appeared as Ivan’s girlfriend in a music video titled The Bleeding by Five Finger Death Punch. She was also cast in Requiem, Camp Cold Brooke and Come, Said the Night.
Other television series and films Danielle Harris has appeared in include In Living Color (1991), Eerie, Indiana (1991), Growing Pains (1991), Don’t Touch My Daughter (1991), The Killing Mind (1991), 1775 (1992), Roseanne (1992 – 1993), Boy Meets World (1994), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Wish Upon a Star (1996), ER (1997), Charmed (1998), Urban Legend (1998), Psych (2010), Twisted Tales (2010), Postpartum (2016), and To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story (2017) to mention a few.
In 1995, she was stalked by a fan, Christopher Small, who continuously wrote her letters and threatened to kill her. He was later arrested by the police after he showed up at her house with a firearm. In October 2009, a restraining order against Small was granted to Harris after she started receiving messages from him through Twitter.
Danielle Harris began her career in 1985 and since then, she has built an impressive body of work. Due to her long term presence in television, films and video games, the American actress has a net worth estimated at $10 million. Considering the fact she’s still active in the entertainment industry, that amount is expected to go up in the future.
Danielle was raised by a single mother, Fran Harris, who moved to Florida for work after giving birth to her kids – Danielle and Ashley. There, Danielle was put in elementary school and grew up with her sister, Ashley. However, after a few years, her mom got a job transfer that moved the family back to New York which served as a Kickstarter to Danielle’s career.
There is not much known about Danielle’s father, but according to her 2015 Fathers’ Day post on Instagram, it can be deduced that her father is late as the picture posted had the caption “Happy Fathers Day in Heaven Daddy”.
Danielle Harris’ Husband & Kids
Danielle Harris got engaged to the love of her life, David Gross in 2013. They said their vows and tied the knot before friends and family members on the 4th of January 2014 in Holualoa, Hawaii.
Harris and her husband had their first son, Carter Davis Gross, on the 21st of February, 2017 and welcomed their second son, Jagger Maxwell Gross on the 8th of October 2018. She conceived both of her kids through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) miracles.
Height & Weight
There is no denying that Danielle Harris is in amazing shape. The petite actress stands at a height of 4 feet and 11 inches and she has a recorded weight of 52kg. Her body measurements are listed as 36-26-26 for her chest, waist, and hips respectively.