Katherine Langford is known for playing Hannah Baker in the 2017 Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on the novel of the same name, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Years active 2016–present
Sun Sign Taurus
Height 5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm
Measurements 35-27-35 in or 89-68.5-89 cm
Bra size 34A
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Age: 21 years and 9 months
Best Known For
Playing Hannah Baker on the Netflix mystery drama series 13 Reasons Why alongside Dylan Minnette.
Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings – Unknown
Katherine is represented by these agencies –
Independent Management Company – Australia
Silver Lining Entertainment
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Katherine went to Perth Modern School in Subiaco, Western Australia. In 2014, she graduated high school with a diploma in musical theater.
Then, she attended Principal Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts to major in Music Theatre.
Katherine Langford was raised in Applecross, a riverside suburb of Perth, Langford is the daughter of doctors, Elizabeth and Stephen Langford, director of medical services at the Royal Flying Doctor Service. She began voice lessons in 2005, and received classical, jazz, and contemporary vocal training. She attended Penrhos College for her primary years and commenced secondary schooling at St Hilda’s. She was offered a place at Perth Modern School, a public school for the gifted and talented, located in Subiaco, Western Australia, for her senior high years. Here she studied music and drama, was sports captain and a nationally ranked swimmer. Early on in her high school career, Langford was interested in medicine and politics, in addition to musical theater. However, in 2012, when Langford was 16, she attended Lady Gaga’s concert, the Born This Way Ball, which inspired her to learn how to play the piano and quit the swimming team. For her final year at Perth Modern, Langford stopped swimming and switched her focus to music and performance. She was successful in a number of musical eisteddfods and drama competitions. Langford appeared in the school’s production of Hotel Sorrento in 2013 and graduated in 2014.
After graduating high school, Langford was determined to become an actor. However, she was rejected from every acting school she applied to, on the grounds she was too young and didn’t have enough life experience. This lead her to begin enrolling in acting classes and workshops in Perth, juggled three part-time jobs, and later found herself an agent. From 2014 to 2015, Langford studied at the Principal Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts, majoring in Music Theatre. While there, she appeared in a production of Godspell, where she played Morgan. She was then one of five selected to participate in the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) Advanced Actors Residency in 2015. Also in 2015, she trained at Nicholson’s Academy of Screen Acting. During this time, she also portrayed the role of Juan Perón’s mistress in the 2015 production of Evita at the Koorliny Arts Centre in Perth. In late 2015, Langford was offered a position in the Bachelor of Arts program in Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and intended to begin studies in 2016. However, she never enrolled and instead pursued professional roles.
Langford first appeared in several small independent films in 2015, including Imperfect Quadrant, and Daughter. Langford portrayed the lead character, Scarlett, in Daughter, which debuted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. In 2016, after declining the offer from WAAPA, Langford auditioned for Will, a TV series centered on the young life of William Shakespeare. She did not get the role, which was instead given to Olivia DeJonge.
Langford auditioned for the role in 13 Reasons Why over Skype and had only 10 days to get an O-1 visa as she had not worked in the United States before. She has received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the American high school student Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why. Langford researched the role, speaking with a representative of the sexual assault awareness campaign “It’s On Us” and a psychiatrist who specializes in adolescence. In December 2016, she signed with the William Morris Endeavor agency.
Langford will appear in her first feature film, The Misguided, an independent comedic drama by Shannon Alexander on 26 January 2018. She will star as Leah in the upcoming 2018 film Love, Simon, an adaptation of the coming-of-age novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
In addition to her vocal training, Langford taught herself to play piano. She shared video of her singing three original songs she wrote: “I’ve Got a Crush on Zoe Bosch,” “Young and Stupid,” and “3 Words.” “Young and Stupid” is an anti-suicide song she wrote in 2013 after three Perth teens took their lives.
In 2016, she debuted with a short film Daughters where she played the role of Scarlett.
First TV Show
In 2017, she started appearing in a lead role on Netflix series 13 Reasons Why as Hannah Baker.
Katherine Langford’s workout routine and diet plan are not known.
Katherine Langford Favorite Things
Singer – Lady Gaga
TV Show – Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001)
Favorite Character from Star Trek: Voyager – Captain Kathryn Janeway
Katherine Langford Facts
She auditioned for “13 Reasons Why” on the Skype.
Katherine auditioned for Will TV series (based on the life of William Shakespeare), but she was rejected and the role went to Olivia DeJonge.
To look natural for playing the role of a high school student in “13 Reasons Why”, she worked with a psychiatrist and “It’s On Us” sexual assault awareness campaign people.
Langford had only 10 days to get the O-1B visa (required for foreign people to work in U.S.) after successfully auditioning for the “13 Reasons Why” role.
She started taking vocal training in 2005 in classical, jazz, and contemporary.
While in school, she was a national level swimmer.
In high school, she started taking more interest in medicine, politics, and musical theater.
In 2012, after attending a Lady Gaga concert, she stopped swimming and started learning piano.
In 2015, she was given the honor to participate in the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) Advanced Actors Residency.
Katherine saw the snowfall for the first time in late 2016 in New York City, U.S. and not in Australia.
She reads historical fiction fan book in her free time.
She joined Instagram only after Selena Gomez insisted her to do so.