Hannah Marks

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Hannah Marks
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Hannah Gayle Marks

(1993-04-13) April 13, 1993 (age 26)
  • Actress
  • writer
  • director
Years active2005–present
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Hannah Gayle Marks[1] (born April 13, 1993)[1] is an American actress, writer, and director.[2] She played Amanda Brotzman on the television series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

Early life[edit]

Hannah Marks was born in Los Angeles County, California,[1] the daughter of Robin Marks and Nova Ball, a former actress, and grew up in San Luis Obispo, California.[3] Hannah's maternal grandfather was entrepreneur and musician Ernie Ball, and one of her maternal great-great-grandfathers was composer Ernest Ball.[3][4]


Marks appears in the 2006 feature film Accepted as Lizzie Gaines. She has guest starred in television programs such as Ugly Betty and Weeds. She was featured in the cover story of the June 4, 2006 issue of The New York Times Magazine with her friend Liana Liberato.[5]

Marks plays Tammy in The Runaways, a 2010 biographical film about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name.[6]

She has been nominated twice for a Young Artist Award. The first was for her performance in the film Accepted; the second was for her performance in the television series FlashForward.[7][8]

Marks starred as Amanda Brotzman in the BBC America original Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

In July 2017, Marks was named one of Rolling Stone's 25 Under 25 Artists Changing the World.[9]

In January 2019, she was named as the director for an upcoming film adaptation of the John Green novel, Turtles All the Way Down.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Doll Graveyard Sophia
2006 Danika Lizzie Geralds
2006 Accepted Lizzie Gaines
2008 Lucy: A Period Piece Lucy Short film
2010 The Runaways Tammy
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Missy Kallenback
2013 Finale Sara Short film
2013 Kristin's Christmas Past Kristin (age 17)
2013 Portrait of Olivia Olivia Short film
2014 Dawn Mary Short film
2014 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story Jess Evans
2015 Anesthesia Ella Zarrow
2015 Southbound Eva
2015 Punk's Dead Penny
2016 You Can't Win Julia In post-production
2016 Slash Julia
2016 Hard Sell Lake
2018 After Everything Director and writer
2019 Daniel Isn't Real Sophie


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Numb3rs Libby Lamberg Episode: "In Plain Sight"
2006 Criminal Minds Dalia Nadir Episode: "Secrets and Lies"
2007 The Winner Tracy Episode: "What Happens in Albany, Stays in Albany"
2007 Heartland Lesley Walker Episode: "Pilot"
2007 Private Practice Ruby Episode: "In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead"
2008 Ugly Betty Taylor Episode: "Zero Worship"
2008–2009 Weeds Harmony 7 episodes
2010 Hank Taylor Kelly Episode: "Hank's Got a Friend"
2010 FlashForward Annabelle Campos 3 episodes
2010 Saving Grace Mae Rodriguez Episode: "I Killed Kristin"
2011–2013 Necessary Roughness Lindsay Santino 29 episodes
2012 Grimm Gracie Episode: "Organ Grinder"
2013 The Client List Kim Episodes: "Wild Nights Are Calling", "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am"
2014 Castle Jordan Gibbs Episode: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
2014 Awkward Gloria Recurring role, season 4
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Evie Barnes Episode: "Pornstar's Requiem"
2016–2017 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Amanda Brotzman Main role; 18 episodes
2016 The Real O'Neals Mimi Waxberg Recurring role


  1. ^ a b c "The Birth of Hannah Marks". CaliforniaBirthIndex.com. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Willard, Sophie (March 7, 2018). "SXSW 2018 Women Directors: Meet Hannah Marks—"Shotgun"". Women and Hollywood. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Hannah Marks, who grew up in SLO, lands role in new 'Spider-Man' movie". The Tribune. San Luis Obispo, California: SanLuisObispo.com. June 28, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Person Page 2669". The New England Ball Project. 1993-10-08. Retrieved 2013-06-13.
  5. ^ LeBlanc, Adrian Nicole (2006-06-04). "Hollywood Elementary". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  6. ^ "'The Runaways' To Be Released March 19th". December 15, 2009. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  7. ^ "28th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  8. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  9. ^ Scherer, Jenna; Scherer, Jenna (2017-07-18). "'Dirk Gently' Star Hannah Marks: It's Time to Explore the 'Female Gaze'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  10. ^ Galuppo, Mia (January 11, 2019). "John Green Adaptation 'Turtles All the Way Down' Finds Director". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

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