As neighbors, it is no surprise that Canada and the United States are each other’s largest trading partners. The two countries trade in many goods and services as well as human capital, especially in the entertainment industry. Many Canadian entertainers such as Ryan Reynolds, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Jim Carrey have been able to move south to make a name for themselves, a plan that Hannah Gross apparently borrowed to become a household name like her compatriots.
Who is Hannah Gross and How Old is She?
On September 25, 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, but it is said that the actress was extremely shy as a child and even suffered from stage fright when she had to perform in school plays.
After it took her some time to decide whether she wanted to follow in her parents’ footsteps to become an actress, Hannah, who as a child spent a lot of time on the set of her parents’ films and had a number of unappreciated appearances in their films, enrolled at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater and a minor in Religious Studies.
In 2010 Hannah Gross was given 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 appeared in the one-act Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen before making her acting debut in Matthew Porterfield’s I Used to Be Darker (2013). In the same year, she played the title character in Dustin Guy Defa’s short film, Lydia Hoffman.
In the following years, Hannah appeared in films such as Christmas, Again (2014), Uncertain Terms (2014), Stinking Heaven (2015), and Unless (2016). In 2017 she was cast for the role of Debbie Whitford in the Netflix drama Mindhunter, in the same year, she appeared in the film Marjorie Prime (2017).
As already mentioned, Hannah Gross is the daughter of the actors Martha Burns and Paul Gross. The exact details of how the couple met are not known, but they became husband 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. Jack Gross was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1994 and is best known for his performances in Wilby Wonderful (2004) and Men with Brooms (2002).
Hannah Gross’s mother Martha, who was born on April 23, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, but grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, learned her craft at Vancouver Playhouse’s Acting School before embarking on a career that has spanned more than three decades to date. The multiple award-winning actresses are 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 only an actor but also a producer, director, singer, and author. Born in Calgary, Alberta, on April 30, 1959, Paul studied acting at the University of Alberta in Edmonton before beginning his career in 1985. His most notable roles include Constable Benton Fraser in Due South (1994-1999), Geoffrey Tennant in Slings and Arrows (2003-2006), and the role of Michael Dunne in the self-written, produced, and directed war film Passchendaele (2008).
Like his wife, Paul Gross has won several Gemini and Genius Awards. He is also a recipient of the “Officer of the Order of Canada” award.
Hannah Gross’ Height and Other Facts About The Actress
1. Hannah Gross stands at a height of 173 cm (5 feet 7 inches) and weighs about 53 kg (117 lbs). The actress’s brown hair and brown eyes also have body measurements of 29-23-31 inches (73-58-78cm).
2. Hannah Gross’s favorite movie of all time is The Matrix. In an interview, she said that when she was nine years old, she watched the film every single day on VHS throughout the summer. Her favorite character in the film was Trinity.
3. The Canadian has settled in the Manhattan district of Chinatown.