Marianne Hagan

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Marianne Hagan
Born (1968-12-08) December 8, 1968 (age 48)
Pocantio Hills, Mount Pleasant, New York, U.S.
Residence Sleepy Hollow, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, writer
Years active 1990–Present
Notable work Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Spouse(s) Trey Duckworth (divorced)

Marianne Hagan (born December 8, 1968)[1] is an American actress and writer. She is most notable for her role as Kara Strode in the 1995 horror sequel Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, which is her film debut.

Personal life[edit]

Hagan was born to Louise and James Hagan and was raised in Pocantico Hills, a small hamlet within the town on Mount Pleasant in New York, and is of Irish, Scottish, Italian and Belgian descent.[citation needed] She has three sisters, Victoria, Christine and Joanna. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in political science from Duke University and was accepted into The Columbia School of Journalism, which she deferred for two years to pursue acting.

For many years, Hagan resided in New York City and in March 2016 she returned to Mount Pleasant, where she currently resides in Sleepy Hollow.


Acting career[edit]

Hagan's first feature is one she is best known for among horror fans, her role as Kara Strode in the 1995 horror sequel Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, her character is an adopted cousin of original Halloween character Laurie Strode.[citation needed] She appeared at the convention for Halloween: 25 Years of Terror event in 2003. In 2006 she appeared in the horror film Dead Calling alongside fellow Halloween cast members, Ellie Cornell of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers & Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, P.J. Soles of Halloween, Charles Cyphers of Halloween & Halloween II, and Brad Loree of Halloween: Resurrection. Most recently she has appeared in horror films Stake Land, which stars Danielle Harris also of Halloween 4 & Halloween 5, and BreadCrumbs.[2] She has also appeared in Dinner and a Movie, in which she played the lead role, I Think I Do, and Rick, which stars Bill Pullman.

Her television credits include Who's the Boss?, which was her debut as an actress, Major Dad, SeaQuest DSV, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Friends in which she played a friend of Rachel's.

She has also starred in theater productions including Inky at the Julia Miles Theatre/ Women's Project Theater, in which she played the character of "Barbara".[3] She has appeared in several other productions including Fiction, Mercy, The Country Club, Skyscraper and In Heat.

Other work[edit]

As a journalist, she has written pieces for the arts and culture magazines, BlackBook and Room 100. She is the author of the book, Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits, which was released on October 12, 2010.[4] Marianne and her sister, Victoria appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, as part of the episode titled "The Sisters Show", in which they talked about the book.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Kara Strode
1997 I Think I Do Sarah
1999 Pigeonholed Nurse Helen
2001 Perfume Sales Manager
Dinner and a Movie Katie Semelhack
2003 Rick Laura
2006 Dead Calling Sharon Falkman
Feel Bartender Uncredited
2010 Stake Land Doctor Foley
2011 BreadCrumbs Angie
2012 Last Kind Words Ida
2015 Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Susan Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Who's the Boss? Lynn episode: "Road Scholar"
1991 Major Dad Donna episode: "Lady in Waiting"
1994 SeaQuest DSV Cynthia Westphalen episode: "The Good Death"
Friends Joanne episode: "The One With George Stephanopoulos"
1995 New York News Cheryl Singer episode: "Forgotten"
1996 The Gail O'Grady Project Packard Television film
Early Edition Marcia Roberts Hobson episode: "Pilot"
19951998 Law & Order Marcie Donner/Jane Levin/Theresa Copeland episodes: "Savages", "Blood", "Flight"
1999 Homicide: Life on the Street Lucy Carey episode: "Lines of Fire"
2000 Ed Liz Stevens episode: "Pilot"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Susan Colter episode: "Homo Homini Lupis"
2003 Third Watch Linda episodes: "Collateral Damage: Part I", "Collateral Damage: Part II"
20022005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Erin Sena/Mrs. Sellers episodes: "Monogamy", "Pure"
Short film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 For Caroline Jimmy's Mother Short film
Life Document 2: Identity Jessica Short film
2014 Three, Two Mother Short film; post-production



Hagan, Marianne. Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits - Rizzoli New York, 2010. ISBN 0-8478-3489-1


  1. ^ "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (22 May 2014), Marianne L Hagan, Residence, Los Angeles, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  2. ^ "Film Review: BreadCrumbs (2010)". 27 December 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "A CurtainUp Review - Inky". Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits". Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Sisters Show". Retrieved 5 April 2011. 

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