Ruthanna Hopper

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Ruthanna Hopper
Born (1972-12-05) December 5, 1972 (age 44)
Taos, New Mexico, U.S.
Occupation writer
Notable work Celebutantes (novel)
Spouse(s) Steven Brill[1]
Parent(s) Dennis Hopper
Daria Halprin

Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper (born December 5, 1972) is an American author. Additionally, she has previously had film acting roles, as well as guest appearances on television shows. In 2005, she produced and starred in the independent film Americano.


Hopper was born in Taos, New Mexico, the daughter of actor Dennis Hopper and actress Daria Halprin, and grew up in Marin County, CA. She describes her upbringing as "bohemian". She has three paternal half-siblings (2 sisters, 1 brother).[2][1] Hopper studied acting in New York and went on to have roles in a number of feature films, including indie film Americano, in which she co-starred with her father Dennis Hopper.

In 2008, she co-wrote Celebutantes with Amanda Goldberg, daughter of producer Leonard Goldberg.[3] The novel became a New York Times bestseller.[4] In 2011, the follow-up novel Beneath a Starlet Sky was published by St. Martin's Press.[5]



  1. ^ a b c "Hollywood confidential". The Scotsman. January 17, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wyatt, Edward (May 30, 2010). "Dennis Hopper, 74, iconic actor who starred in ‘Easy Rider’". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Schwarzbaum, Lisa (February 8, 2008). "Oscar Season Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Before hitting the Oscars, don't forget to Polaroid" (Press release). Reuters. February 22, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fiction Review: Beneath a Starlet Sky". Publishers Weekly. February 28, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 

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