When it comes to acting, a very competitive industry, especially in an ever-evolving one like Hollywood, sometimes, the trick to maintaining long-lasting relevance is to find your genre niche and be extremely great at it, guaranteeing your continued casting in projects in that genre. So far, that trick has worked for Danielle Harris, who has earned herself the tag of ‘scream queen’ by appearing in a variety of Horror movies.
Danielle Harris’ career began when she was a child but a combination of discipline, hard work, and smart decisions, has kept her an active and relevant actress, more than thirty years after she made her first appearance on screen.
With over ninety movies and TV shows to her name, along with being a voice actress and a film director, there is plenty to discuss about the life and career of Danielle Harris and we go into details below. Read on to learn more.
Danielle Harris’s Biography
Danielle was born on the 1st of June, 1977 in Plainview, New York as one of two children of her mother, Fran. Not much is known of her father and every indication suggests she was raised by a single parent. Although she was born in New York, her family relocated to Florida where she began her education.
In Florida, while she was in elementary school, Danielle Harris signed up for a beauty contest, which she eventually won and got a trip to New York as her prize. While she was in New York, Danielle’s beauty attracted a number of modeling offers, which eventually forced her family to relocate to New York.
Through her career as a model, which she combined with her schooling, Danielle Harris grew to star in television commercials, and eventually begin a career as an actress, a career she has maintained to this day.
Danielle Harris’ Movies and TV Shows
Growing up, Danielle Harris always attracted opportunities in show business, and after answering yes to a couple of them, they eventually led to her first appearance in a non-commercial onscreen production, as Samantha Garretson in the soap opera, One Life to Live in 1985.
It was a solitary episode appearance for Danielle and she followed it up with another appearance in Spenser: For Fire, in an episode as Tara.
We mentioned earlier in the introduction that Danielle Harris is a scream queen, her journey in the world of horror movies began in 1988, when she was cast as Jamie Lloyd in the Halloween franchise, in the fourth movie, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. She reprised her role in the following year in the fifth movie, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.
As Danielle Harris grew, so did her acting career and over the course of the next decade, she appeared in a variety of movies and TV shows, with some notable names being, Roseanne, where she played Molly Tilden, Growing Pains, The Woman Who Loved Elvis, Boy Meets World, ER and a couple more others.
At the turn of the new millennium, Danielle Harris continued and sustained her career as an actress and appeared in shows like That’s Life, The West Wing, Father of the Pride and movies like Race You to the Bottom, Killer Bud, Poor White Trash and several others. Danielle began to appear in another major Horror franchise, Halloween in 2007, starring as Annie Brackett. She began to appear in another, Hatchet, as Marybeth Dunstan and has reprised the role twice.
As a voice actress, Danielle Harris has lent her voice to the show, Robot Chicken, Father of the Pride, The Wild Thomberrys and a few more.
As a director, she has been credited with directing the movies, Prank and Among Friends. So far, her filmography, which has over ninety movies and TV shows, has earned her a couple of award recognition such as Burbank International Film Festival Best Actress and Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Hall of Fame inductee.
Meet Her Husband (David Gross)
After a protracted period of dating, Danielle Harris took the plunge with her boyfriend, David Gross and said yes to a sweet engagement proposal in 2013. About a year after, the couple got married on the 4th of January, 2014 in the exotic destination of Holualoa, Hawaii.
The wedding was attended by friends and family of the couple and since they got married, they have grown their family with two children, the first being Carter Davis Gross who was born on the 21st of February, 2017 while their second child is also a son, Jagger Maxwell Gross, who was born on the 8th of October, 2018. Another interesting fact about their children is, they gave birth to both kids via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).