Being neighbors, it is no surprise to find out that Canada and the United States are each other’s biggest trade partners. The two countries trade a lot of goods and services, as well as human capital, most notably in the entertainment world. Many Canadian entertainers like Ryan Reynolds, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Jim Carrey have been able to move south to make a name for themselves, a blueprint which Hannah Gross seems to have borrowed as she pushes to become a household name like her compatriots.
Hannah Gross’ Bio
On the 25th of September 1990, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, actors Paul Gross and Martha Burns welcomed their daughter Hannah Gross into the world. Details about her childhood are few and far between, however, it is said that as a child, the actress was extraordinarily shy and even suffered from stage fright when she had to perform in school plays.
After taking sometime to make up her mind whether or not she was going to follow in the footsteps of her parents in becoming an actor, Hannah, who had spent a lot of time on set of her parents’ movies as a child, and made a number of uncredited appearances in their movies, enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and a minor in Religious Studies.
In 2010, Hannah Gross landed the role of Katie in Sharon Pollock’s 1984 play Doc at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. In 2012, she directed Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and then performed in the one-act play Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen, before making her film acting debut in Matthew Porterfield’s I Used to Be Darker (2013). That same year, she played the title character in the short film by Dustin Guy Defa, Lydia Hoffman Lydia Hoffman.
In the following years, Hannah made appearances in films like Christmas, Again (2014), Uncertain Terms (2014), Stinking Heaven (2015), and Unless (2016). In 2017, she was cast to play the role of Debbie Whitford in the Netflix drama Mindhunter, the same year she appeared in the film Marjorie Prime (2017).
As mentioned above, Hannah Gross is the daughter of actors Martha Burns and Paul Gross. Exact details of how the couple met each other are unknown, however, they became man and wife in September 1988, two years before they started a family. She has a younger brother named Jack who like his sister and parents is also an actor. Born in 1994 in Toronto, Canada, Jack Gross is best known for appearing in Wilby Wonderful (2004) and Men with Brooms (2002).
Hannah Gross’ mother, Martha, who was born on the 23rd of April, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, USA but was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, learned her trade at the Vancouver Playhouse’s Acting School before embarking on a so far over three-decade-long career. The multiple Gemini and Genie Award-winning actress is best known for her roles as Ellen Fanshaw in Slings & Arrows (2003-2006), Mother Superior in Love & Savagery (2009), Jasmina Hart in Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays (2011), and Rebecca Baker in Remedy (2014-2015).
Her father, Paul, on the other hand, is not just an actor but also a producer, director, singer, and writer. The Calgary, Alberta native, who was born on the 30th of April, 1959, studied acting at the University of Alberta in Edmonton before going ahead to launch his career in 1985. Some of his most notable roles include that of Constable Benton Fraser in Due South (1994-1999), Geoffrey Tennant in Slings and Arrows (2003-2006), and as Michael Dunne in the self-written, produced, and directed war film, Passchendaele (2008).
Like his wife, Paul Gross has won multiple Gemini and Genie Awards. He is also a recipient of the Officer of the Order of Canada honor.
Hannah Gross’ Height and Other Facts About The Actress
1. Hannah Gross stands at a height 5 feet 7 inches (173 cm) and weighs about 53 kg (117 lbs). The brown hair and brown eye colored actress further has body measurements of 29-23-31 inches (73-58-78cm).
2. Hannah Gross’ favorite film of all time is The Matrix. Speaking in an interview, she said when she was nine years of age, she watched the movie every single day for the whole summer on VHS. Her favorite character in the film was Trinity.
3. The Canadian has made a home in the Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan.