Date of Birth: April 29, 1996
Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Hair: Light Brown
Eye Colour: Blue / Green
Katherine Langford is an Australian actress and singer best known for playing Hannah Baker in the 2017 Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
Langford began studying acting after graduating from Perth Modern School, where she was a nationally ranked swimmer. She studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and Perth’s Principal Academy of Performing Arts, and her voice training includes a masterclass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her early stage credits includes roles in Evita, Godspell, Hotel Sorrento and Te Deum.
13 Reasons Why is her first major acting credit. Prior to that, she appeared in the short film Daughter that debuted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
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 and Emmy buzz 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 specialises in adolescence. In December 2016, she signed with William Morris Endeavor agency.