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Dane DeHaan

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Dane DeHaan
DeHaan in 2017
Dane William DeHaan

1985 or 1986 (age 38–39)
EducationUniversity of North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA)
Years active2008–present
(m. 2012)

Dane William DeHaan (/dəˈhɑːn/ də-HAHN; born 1985 or 1986)[1] is an American actor. His roles include Andrew Detmer in Chronicle (2012), Jason Glanton in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings (2013), Harry Osborn / Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Lockhart in A Cure for Wellness (2016), Valerian in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), Chris Lynwood in ZeroZeroZero, and Kenneth Nichols in Oppenheimer (2023). In 2021, he starred in psychological romance horror miniseries Lisey's Story. He also had a role in the true crime limited series adaptation of The Staircase in 2022.

Early life


DeHaan was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania.[2] His father is a computer programmer and his mother is an executive at MetLife. He has an older sister,[3] and had what The Independent described in 2017 as a "very normal, super-supportive childhood".[4]

DeHaan attended Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania for three years and appeared in community theater. He transferred to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for his senior year of high school, where he said he was "around artists for the first time".[4][5] He continued at UNCSA for undergraduate studies, graduating in 2008.[6]


DeHaan at a screening of Kill Your Darlings in October 2013

DeHaan began his professional acting career as an understudy for Haley Joel Osment in the short-lived 2008 Broadway revival of American Buffalo. Also in 2008, he made his television debut, guest-appearing on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[7]

In 2010, DeHaan made his feature film debut in John Sayles' Amigo and played Jesse in the third season of HBO's In Treatment. In 2011, he played Timbo in the fourth season of True Blood.[8] In 2012, DeHaan starred in the sci-fi found footage film Chronicle,[7] and as Cricket in Lawless.[7]

In 2013, he played Lucien Carr, a contemporary of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, in Kill Your Darlings. It was a role for which he has received critical acclaim.[9] In 2013, he starred as the main character "Trip" in Metallica's surrealist concert film Metallica: Through the Never.[10] He was the cover star of Hero magazine issue 10 in October 2013, shot by Hedi Slimane.[11]

In 2014, Annie Leibovitz photographed DeHaan for Prada's men's clothing spring advertising campaign.[12] That same year, he played Harry Osborn / Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2[1] and Zach Orfman in Life After Beth. DeHaan played a fictional version of himself in the music video for Imagine Dragons' song "I Bet My Life".

In 2015, DeHaan starred as James Dean in the drama Life, based on Dean's friendship with photographer Dennis Stock. In September 2015, DeHaan was the cover star of Another Man issue 20.[13] In 2016, DeHaan played Roman in the independent drama film Two Lovers and a Bear and Lockhart in the 2016 horror film A Cure for Wellness.[7]

In 2017, DeHaan starred in Luc Besson's science fiction film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets based on the French comics series Valérian and Laureline.[14] He also starred in the 17th-century romance Tulip Fever.[7]

In 2019, DeHaan starred as Billy the Kid in Vincent D'Onofrio's The Kid.[15][16][17][18]

From 2019 to 2020, DeHaan starred as Chris Lynwood in the Amazon Prime series ZeroZeroZero, alongside Andrea Riseborough and Gabriel Byrne.[7] He starred in the Quibi mini-series The Stranger in 2020.[7]

In February 2022, DeHaan was cast as Kenneth Nichols in Christopher Nolan’s biographical film Oppenheimer (2023).[19][20]

Personal life

DeHaan in July 2016

DeHaan married American actress Anna Wood in a private ceremony on June 30, 2012. The two met in high school in North Carolina[3] and have been together since 2006. They both appeared in Chronicle (2012).[21] They live in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City with their two children.[22][23]




Year Title Role Notes
2010 Amigo Gil
2012 Chronicle Andrew Detmer
Jack & Diane Chris
Lawless Cricket Pate
Lincoln Second white soldier
The Place Beyond the Pines Jason Glanton
2013 Devil's Knot Chris Morgan
Kill Your Darlings Lucien Carr
Metallica: Through the Never Trip
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn / Green Goblin
Life After Beth Zach Orfman
2015 Knight of Cups Paul
Life James Dean
2016 Ballerina Victor Voice role
Two Lovers and a Bear Roman
2017 A Cure for Wellness Lockhart
Tulip Fever Jan Van Loos
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Valerian
2018 The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island John Joseph Alden Voice role
2019 The Kid Billy the Kid [17]
2023 Oppenheimer Kenneth Nichols
Dumb Money Brad


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Vincent Beckwith Episode: "Lunacy"
2010 In Treatment Jesse D'Amato 7 episodes
At Risk Cal Tradd Television films
The Front Cal Tradd Television films
2011 True Blood Timbo 3 episodes
2020 ZeroZeroZero Chris Lynwood Main role
The Stranger Carl E. Main role
2021 Lisey's Story Jim Dooley Miniseries
2022 The Staircase Clayton Peterson Miniseries

Music videos

Year Title Artist
2013 "Metallica: Through the Never" Metallica
2014 "I Bet My Life" Imagine Dragons

Awards and nominations



Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer Kill Your Darlings Won
Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor Kill Your Darlings Nominated
2014 BAFTA Awards EE Rising Star Award Nominated


Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2010 Obie Award Obie Award for Performance The Aliens Won


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  2. ^ Ryan, Mike (March 25, 2013). "Dane DeHaan, 'The Place Beyond The Pines' Star, On 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' And Being Older Than You Think He Is". HuffPost. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
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  13. ^ "Another Man S/S15: All Stars". AnOther. March 9, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
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  20. ^ "This Is the Most Underrated Performance in 'Oppenheimer'". Collider. July 29, 2023. Retrieved August 1, 2023.
  21. ^ "Top 100 People in Hollywood - Part 3". fadeinonline.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
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  23. ^ "Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood Welcome Second Child, a Son". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved May 28, 2020.