Katherine Langford Biography
Katherine Langford was born on 29th April 1996 in Perth, Australia. She is an Australian actress popularly known for her role as Hannah Baker in the 2017 Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ based on the novel with the same name.
In 2005 Katherine Langford began her voice lessons and received classical, jazz, and contemporary vocal training. She was offered a place at Perth Modern School for her senior high years, where she studied music and drama.
In 2012 at the age of 12 Katherine Langford attended Lady Gaga’s concert, the ‘Born This Way Ball’ which inspired her to learn how to play the piano. She shared video of herself singing three original songs she wrote: “I’ve Got a Crush on Zoe Bosch,” “Young and Stupid,” and “3 Words”. In 2013 she wrote “Young and Stupid” which is an anti-suicide song after three Perth teens took their lives.
While at senior high school she was a nationally ranked swimmer.For her final year at Perth Modern, Katherine Langford stopped swimming and switched her focus to music and performance.In 2013 she appeared in the school’s production of Hotel Sorrento and graduated that same year.
After graduating high school, Katherine Langford was determined to become an actor. However, she was rejected from every acting school she applied to, on the grounds she was too young and did not have enough life experience. This led her to begin enrolling in acting classes and workshops in Perth, juggling three part-time jobs, and later finding herself an agent.
From 2014 to 2015, Katherine Langford studied at the Principal Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts, majoring in Music Theatre, and appeared in a production of Godspell. She was then one of five selected to participate in the National Institute of Dramatic Arts Advanced Actors Residency in 2015. In the same year, she trained at Nicholson’s Academy of Screen Acting and portrayed the role of Juan Perón’s mistress in the 2015 production of Evita. Katherine Langford was offered a position in the Bachelor of Arts program in Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and intended to begin studies in 2016. However, she never enrolled and instead pursued professional roles.
Katherine Langford Acting Career
Katherine Langford first appeared in several small independent films, including Imperfect Quadrant (2016), and Daughter (2016).She portrayed the lead character in Daughter, which debuted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. In 2016, after declining the offer from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Katherine Langford auditioned for Will, a television series centered on the young life of William Shakespeare. She did not get the role, which was instead given to Olivia DeJonge.
Katherine Langford appeared in her first feature film, The Misguided, an independent comedy-drama by Shannon Alexander, which premiered in January 2018. She also starred as Leah in the 2018 film Love, Simon, an adaptation of the coming-of-age novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli.
Katherine Langford 13 Reasons Why
Katherine Langford auditioned for the role in the mystery teen drama TV series 13 Reasons Why (2017–present) over Skype and had only 10 days to get an O-1 visa as she had not worked in the United States before. She has received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the American high school student Hannah Baker in ’13 Reasons Why’. Katherine Langford researched the role, speaking with a representative of the sexual assault awareness campaign “It’s On Us” and a psychiatrist who specializes in adolescence. In December 2016, she signed with the William Morris Endeavor agency.
Katherine Langford Movies and TV Shows
- 2018: Love, Simon
- 2017: The Misguided
- Since 2017: 13 Reasons Why
- 2016; Daughter
- 2016: Imperfect Quadrant.
Katherine Langford Family/ Parents
Katherine Langford is the eldest daughter of Elizabeth Langford, a pediatrician, and Stephen Langford, a flying doctor and director of medical services at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations.
Katherine Langford Awards
- 2017: Screen Australia Breakthrough Award, Australians In Film Awards.
Katherine Langford Age
- Katherine Langford was born on 29th April 1996.
Katherine Langford Net Worth
Katherine Langford Net Worth (House Cars Salary 2018) Katherine Langford Net Worth is $4 million USD and earns an annual income of $1 million dollars. The Net Worth of Katherine Langford has seen a hike of 16% over the past few years. Katherine Langford is an Australian actress and singer.
Katherine Langford and Ross Butler
Katherine played Hannah and Ross played jocj Zach on ’13 Reasons Why’. In season 2 they had a loved-up story line. This led to their rumored off screen romance. It was reported that they had been spending time together since filming wrapped in December.
“Kat and Ross are both private about their dating life, so they’re not labeling themselves a couple – but everyone thinks it’s only a matter of time.”
In April 2018 Ross had suggested that he had a new flame, revealing he was more than ready to settle down with the right girl!
“I wanted to be emotionally set and get my career going before I got into anything serious. Now… I have a good foundation, and somebody I bring into my life could teach me things and help me branch out. The way to a guy’s heart is through his hobbies. Find out what he’s passionate about, and if you really love him, get into it too. If I meet a girl who can talk video games, guitar, cooking or good books, it’s a huge turn-on.”
Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette
Katherine played as Hannah Baker and Dylan played Clay Jensen in the TV Series ’13 Reasons Why’. During an interview Katherine had this to say about Dylan.
“Whenever I talk about Dylan I always seem to end up rambling (laughs)…He is honestly, I remember it was my first show and he’s been working for quite some time and he was just the best first onscreen partner I could ever imagine working with.”
“We’re very, very dear friends but he was very generous and very supportive and welcoming, not just a person. As a person he’s the nicest, funniest, just the most beautiful person you could ever imagine is Dylan, but then as an actor on top of that, he’s also super, super talented and really cares about the work and again, was extremely generous.”
Katherine Langford Times Up Movement
“I think we’ve been able to see a lot more change since women started speaking out [against sexual harassment],For me, being not only a young woman—but a young woman in Hollywood—is very empowering, particularly when it’s mixed with the social resources we have.
Having an opportunity to be part of the Time’s Up movement at the Golden Globes and after, there’s been a lot more discussion that allows us to really talk to one another and unite in such a global formation. Although I’m still really young and have a lot to learn, I hope I can continue to use my platform to bring light to issues that need to be talked about and to empower other people around me.
Being a woman who is just starting out in my career, it’s so inspiring to see these other actresses who are so decorated and talented talking and putting their names out for the world to create change. I think this was the reason I was so emotional—because they are speaking up and because of what they are doing, it means that I will never have to go through things they went through.
It’s a mix of respect and admiration and thanks and appreciation,” Langford continues. “It also makes me more inspired and empowered to pass that line of thought and action down. These women are holding the door open for me, so that I can continue to hold the door open and continue discussions. [I want] people coming after me to benefit from what I’ve been through and the work that’s been done.
There’s so many characters for the audience to relate to, and they’ll relate to one based on their own personal history and context. For me, [my character] has such an important story and journey that she goes through over the course of the movie, and one of them is trying to find herself. She has a bit of a hard external shell, and it’s that way because she has these insecurities about how she looks, her body, and who she is. In high school especially, there’s this desperate want to be authentic to yourself, but on the other hand, also try to figure out who you are.”
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