Hannah Marks
Birth Date:
Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth Place:
April 13, 1993
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American television and film actress Hannah Marks first came to prominence with a scene stealing role as Lizzie Gaines in the 2006 feature film “Accepted,” from which she nabbed a 2007 Young Artist nomination. She got her second Young Artist nomination in 2011 thanks to her recurring role on the television series “Flashforward” (2010). Marks played the role of Lindsay Santino on the television series “Necessary Roughness” (USA Network, 2011-2013) and Gloria in MTV's “Awkward.” (2014-2015). She also has appeared in many films, including “The Runaways” (2010), “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012) and “Kristin's Christmas Past” (2013).      


Childhood and Family:

An only child, Hannah Gayle Marks, who would later be professionally known as Hannah Marks, was born on April 13, 1993, in Santa Monica, California. Her mother is Nova Ball, a former actress, and her father is Robin Marks. She is the granddaughter of Ernie Ball, guitar manufacturer and inventor of rock n' roll Slinky guitar strings. Hannah was raised in the same Central California town as actor Zac Efron.

Necessary Roughness  


Hannah Marks began her acting career in 2005 with roles in the film “Doll Graveyard” and an episode of “Numb3rs” called “In Plain Sight.” In the following year, she appeared as Lizzie Gaines in the comedy film “Accepted,” which starred Justin Long and Blake Lively, and as Lizzie Geralds in the psychological thriller movie “Danika,” starring Marisa Tomei and Regina Hall, and also guest starred in “Criminal Minds.” Her fine performance in the first film brought Marks a Young Artist nomination in the category of Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress.

Following other guest spots in TV shows like “The Winner,” “Heartland,” “Private Practice” (all 2007) and “Ugly Betty” (2008), Marks landed a recurring role as Harmony on the Showtime dark comedy/drama series “Weeds” during 2008-2009. She then made guest appearances in “Hank” (2010) and “Saving Grace” (2010) and played the recurring role of Annabelle Campos in “Flashforward” (2010), where she received a Young Artist nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress 11-16 for her work. Marks was cast as a groupie named Tammy in the drama film “The Runaways” (2010), about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name written and directed by Floria Sigismondi.   

Marks played the role of Lindsay Santino, Dani's rebellious teenage daughter, in the USA Network television series “Necessary Roughness,” which ran for three seasons from June 29, 2011 to August 21, 2013. She was a regular cast in Seasons 1-2 and a guest in the last season.

In 2012, Marks portrayed Missy Kallenback, an unpopular girl who has a crush on Peter, in the box office film “The Amazing Spider-Man,” starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. The same year, she guest starred in “Grimm.”

2013 saw Marks in the short films “Portrait of Olivia” and “Finale” and in two episodes of the TV series “The Client List.”She also appeared as Kristina (17) in the film “Kristin's Christmas Past” (2013).

Marks portrayed the recurring role of Gloria in the fourth season of the MTV teen comedy series “Awkward.” (2014-2015). She starred with David Henrie, Beau Bridges and Cassi Thomson in the direct to video film “1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story” (2014) and with Tara Lynne Barr and John Grady in the short film “Dawn” (2014). 2014 also found the actress making guest appearances in “Castle” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”   

Recently, in 2015, Marks played the role of Ella Zarrow in the indie film “Anesthesia,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2015. The film was written, produced and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, who also appeared in the film as Adam Zarrow. She also appeared as Marisol Masters in an episode of “ The Following” called “Home.”

Marks will play roles in several upcoming movies like “You Can't Win” (2015), “Two Dollar Bill” (2015, Short), which she also wrote and directed, “The Real O'Neals” (2015, TV Movie) and “Slash” (2015). She has finished filming James Merendino's “Punk's Dead” (2015) and Sean Nalaboff's “Hard Sell” (2015).        

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