Hannah Gross

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Hannah Gross
Born (1990-01-12) January 12, 1990 (age 31)
Alma materNew York University
Years active2002–present

Hannah Gross (born January 12, 1990)[1][2] is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Debbie Mitford in the Netflix drama Mindhunter.

Early life[edit]

Gross was born in Toronto, Ontario.[1] She is the daughter of actors Martha Burns and Paul Gross.[1] She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, minoring in Religious Studies.[3]


In 2010, Gross played Katie in Sharon Pollock's 1984 play Doc and directed Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She performed in Williams' 1953 one-act play Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen in 2012.[3][1] Gross was cast in I Used to Be Darker (2013) after meeting its director, Matthew Porterfield, at the after show party for the New York City screening of his previous film, Putty Hill (2010).[4] Also in 2013, she played the title character in Dustin Guy Defa's short film Lydia Hoffman Lydia Hoffman.[5] Gross played the lead female character in Charles Poekel's film Christmas, Again, which had its premiere at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival.[6][7] She also performed in Nathan Silver's 2014 film Uncertain Terms, and reunited with him in his 2015 film, Stinking Heaven.[8][9][10] Also in 2014, Gross played the lead role in David Raboy's short film Beach Week.[11]

In 2017, Gross starred in the Netflix drama Mindhunter, in which she played the role of Debbie Mitford, a post-graduate student at the University of Virginia and the girlfriend of one of the three leads.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Men with Brooms Girl at Game Uncredited
2004 Wilby Wonderful Girl at Motel Uncredited
2005 Drei Mädchen Daughter Short film
2013 I Used to Be Darker Abby
2013 Lydia Hoffman Lydia Hoffman Lydia Hoffman Short film
2013 The Sixth Year Gabby Fifth segment
2014 Uncertain Terms Cammy
2014 Christmas, Again Lydia
2014 Haze Natalie Short film
2015 Valedictorian Emily
2015 Stinking Heaven Ann Additional writing
2015 Take What You Can Carry Lilly Short film
2015 Beach Week Laure Short film
2015 Little Cabbage Ana Short film
2016 The Zeno Question Kirsten Short film
2016 Dramatic Relationships Short film
2016 Psychic Ills: Baby Girl at Bar Short film
2016 Psychic Ills: Another Change Girl Short film
2016 Unless Norah
2016 Nightshade Rose Waltz Short film
2017 Marjorie Prime Young Marjorie
2018 The Mountain Susan
2018 Her Smell Tiffany
2019 Joker Young Penny Fleck
2019 Disappearance at Clifton Hill Laure
2019 Colewell Ella
2020 Tesla Mina Edison
2020 Falling Gwen Peterson
2020 Flashback Karen


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Mindhunter Debbie Mitford 10 episodes
2018 The Sinner Marin Recurring role, season 2
2018 Deadwax Etta Pryce 7 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Doc Katie Young Centre for the Performing Arts
2012 Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen Collapsable Hole
2012 A Streetcar Named Desire N/A Director


  1. ^ a b c d Zekas, Rita (August 13, 2010). "No, you haven't seen her before". Toronto Star. Star Media Group. Retrieved July 23, 2014. Gross, 20, is playing ages 12 to 17 in Doc
  2. ^ a b Eckardt, Stephanie (October 16, 2017). "Meet Hannah Gross, the Wild, Brainy Partner-in-Crime-Solving of Mindhunter's Jonathan Groff". W Magazine. The 27-year-old Canadian actress Hannah Gross
  3. ^ a b "Hannah Gross - I used to be darker". iusedtobedarkermovie.com. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  4. ^ Diester, Michel; Farkas, Christoph (January 10, 2014). "A Talk with Hannah Gross und Deragh Campbell (I Used to Be Darker)". filmtexte.wordpress.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  5. ^ Brody, Richard (June 20, 2013). "BAM's Excellent Indie-Film Series". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "Christmas, Again by Charles Poekel". Kickstarter. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  7. ^ Latham, Brandon (July 16, 2014). "Locarno Film Festival Announces Lineup Including Luc Besson's 'Lucy'; Honors Juliette Binoche, Mia Farrow". Indiewire. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  8. ^ "Stinking Heaven | Film Review | Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  9. ^ Salovaara, Sarah (April 14, 2014). "Nathan Silver's Undeniable Pressure Cookers". Filmmaker. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  10. ^ "Project of the Day: 'Stinking Heaven'". Indiewire. April 23, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  11. ^ "Beach Week". david-raboy.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.

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