December 5, 1972 |
Taos, United States
|Notable work(s)||Celebutantes (novel)|
Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper (born 5 December 1972, Taos, New Mexico) is an American author. Additionally, she has previously had film acting roles, as well as guest appearances on television shows. In 2005, she produced and starred in the independent film Americano.
She was born in New Mexico in 1972, the daughter of actor Dennis Hopper and actress Daria Halprin, and grew up in Marin County, CA. She describes her upbringing as "bohemian". She has three paternal half-siblings (2 sisters, 1 brother). Hopper studied acting in New York and went on to have roles in a number of feature films, including indie film Americano, in which she co-starred with her father Dennis Hopper. She is married to comedy writer–director Steven Brill.
In 2008, she co-wrote Celebutantes with Amanda Goldberg, daughter of producer Leonard Goldberg. The novel became a New York Times bestseller. In 2011, the follow-up novel Beneath a Starlet Sky was published by St. Martin's Press.
- Coming Soon (1999) – Intense Woman
- Jack & Jill, episode "Fear and Loathing in Gotham" (1999)
- Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) – Desiree
- Crossing Cords (2001) – Sally
- Buying the Cow (2002) – Lisa
- Americano (2005) – Michelle (Hopper was also producer)
- The Talk (2011) – as herself
- Wyatt, Edward (May 30, 2010). "Dennis Hopper, 74, iconic actor who starred in ‘Easy Rider’". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
- "Hollywood confidential". The Scotsman. January 17, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
- Schwarzbaum, Lisa (February 8, 2008). "Oscar Season Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 2011.
- "Before hitting the Oscars, don't forget to Polaroid" (Press release). Reuters. Feb 22, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
- "Fiction Review: Beneath a Starlet Sky". Publishers Weekly. February 28, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
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