Dane DeHaan

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Dane DeHaan
Dane DeHaan by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
DeHaan at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2016
Born Dane William DeHaan[1]
(1986-02-06) February 6, 1986 (age 31)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2008–present
Spouse(s) Anna Wood (m. 2012)

Dane William DeHaan (/dˈhɑːn/ də-HAHN; born February 6, 1986[2][3][4]) is an American actor. He is known for playing Jesse on the HBO series In Treatment, and for his roles in the films Chronicle (2012), The Place Beyond the Pines (2013), Kill Your Darlings (2013), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and Life (2015).

Early life[edit]

DeHaan was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His father, Jeff, is a computer programmer, and his mother, Cynthia Boscia, is an executive at Knoll Furniture.[3] He has an older sister, Meghann,[3] and had what the New York Times Magazine has described as a "very normal, super-supportive childhood".[5] He attended Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, for three years and appeared in community theater. He switched to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for his senior year of high school, where he was "around artists for the first time."[5][6] He continued at UNCSA for undergraduate studies, graduating in 2008.[7]

He has Dutch, German, Italian, English, and smaller amounts of Welsh and Scots-Irish, ancestry. His surname is Dutch ("De Haan" or "de Haan" means "The Rooster" in Dutch).


DeHaan got his start on stage as understudy for Haley Joel Osment in the short-lived Broadway revival of American Buffalo. In 2008, he made his television debut, guest-appearing on an episode of Law & Order Special Victims Unit, and his 2010 feature film debut in John Sayles' Amigo. He played Jesse in the third season of In Treatment and played Timbo in the fourth season of True Blood.[8]

In 2012, DeHaan starred in the camcorder drama film Chronicle, and as Cricket in Lawless. In 2013, he played Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings, a role for which he has received critical acclaim.[9] He was the cover star of Hero (magazine) issue 10, shot by Hedi Slimane and published in October 2013.[10] In 2014, Annie Leibovitz photographed DeHaan for a Prada clothing "men’s spring advertising campaign".[11] Also that year, he played Harry Osborn, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2[2] and Zach Orfman in Life After Beth.

In 2015, DeHaan appeared as James Dean in the drama Life.

DeHaan was set to portray Karl Rove in the comedy Young Americans, reuniting him with Kill Your Darlings co-star and director Daniel Radcliffe and John Krokidas, respectively, but did not go along because of scheduling and was recast.[citation needed]

DeHaan appears in the 2016 independent drama film Two Lovers and a Bear as Roman with Tatiana Maslany as Lucy. The film is set in a small town near the North Pole where roads lead to nowhere, the story follows Roman and Lucy, two burning souls who come together to make a leap for life and inner peace.[12]

On May 12, 2015, Luc Besson announced that DeHaan will star in his science fiction film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets with Cara Delevingne. The film is scheduled for a 2017 release.[13]

DeHaan appears in the 17th-century romance Tulip Fever, which premieres February 2017.

Appearances in other media[edit]

DeHaan played a fictional version of himself in the music video for Imagine Dragons' song "I Bet My Life".

Personal life[edit]

DeHaan married actress Anna Wood in a private ceremony on June 30, 2012. The two have been together since 2006 and both appeared in Chronicle.[14] They live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In November 2016, the pair announced they were expecting their first child together.[15]


DeHaan at the London Film Festival premiere of Kill Your Darlings, November 2013
Feature films
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Amigo Gil
2010 At Risk Cal Tradd
2010 The Front Cal Tradd
2012 Chronicle Andrew Detmer
2012 Jack & Diane Chris
2012 Lawless Cricket Pate
2012 Place Beyond the Pines, TheThe Place Beyond the Pines Jason Kancam
2012 Lincoln Second White Soldier
2013 Kill Your Darlings Lucien Carr
2013 Devil's Knot Chris Morgan
2013 Metallica: Through the Never Trip
2014 Life After Beth Zach Orfman
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Green Goblin / Harry Osborn
2015 Knight of Cups Paul
2015 Life James Dean
2016 Two Lovers and a Bear Roman
2016 Ballerina Victor Voice Role
2017 A Cure for Wellness Lockhart
2017 Tulip Fever Jan Van Loos Completed
2017 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Valérian Completed

Television shows
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Vincent Beckwith Episode: "Lunacy"
2010 In Treatment Jesse D'Amato 7 episodes
2011 True Blood Timbo 3 episodes
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2013 Metallica: Through the Never Metallica
2014 I Bet My Life Imagine Dragons

Awards and nominations[edit]


Year Organisation Award Work Result
2013 Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer Kill Your Darlings Won
Gotham Awards Breakthrough Award Nominated
2014 BAFTA Awards EE Rising Star Award Nominated


Year Organisation Award Work Result
2010 Obie Award Obie Award for Performance The Aliens Won


  1. ^ "Dane DeHaan on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved June 7, 2015. Stated by Dehaan on a Twitter post. Noted that this is his official and verified account. 
  2. ^ a b Jacobs, Mark (August 1, 2011). "Dane Dehaan". Interview Magazine. 
  3. ^ a b c Longsdorf, Amy (February 9, 2012). "Former Emmaus High student Dane DeHaan: "I was obsessed with acting"". The Morning Call. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ 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". The Huffington Post. 
  5. ^ a b "Why Dane DeHaan's kiss with Daniel Radcliffe isn't the only reason his career is taking off". The Independent. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Longsdorf, Amy (August 23, 2012). "Emmaus native Dane DeHaan, star of 'Lawless,' is a hot commodity in Hollywood". The Morning Call. 
  7. ^ Clodfelter, Tim (November 29, 2012). "Bigger roles keep coming for UNCSA grad DeHaan". Winston-Salem Journal. 
  8. ^ Dang, Simon (January 28, 2011). "Newcomer Dane DeHaan Joins John Hillcoat's 'The Wettest County In The World'". Indiewire. Archived from the original on February 8, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ Sinha-Roy, Piya (October 18, 2013). "Actor Dane DeHaan explores Beat Generation origins in 'Kill Your Darlings'". Reuters. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ "HERO — HERO 10: CALIFORNIA FUTURE (English)". hero-magazine.com. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Prada Taps Annie Leibovitz for Men's Spring Campaign". WWD. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  12. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dane-dehaan-tatiana-maslany-star-782857
  13. ^ https://twitter.com/lucbesson/status/598140891048488960
  14. ^ "Top 100 People in Hollywood - Part 3". fadeinonline.com. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  15. ^ Juneau, June (November 28, 2016). "Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood Expecting First Child". People.com. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 


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