Born in Westchester, Illinois, Hahn grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where her family still lives. Her natural acting talent was acknowledged at an early age when she won a leading role in a locally produced syndicated children's television show, Hickory Hideout. She went on to appear in numerous local theater productions before entering Chicago's Northwestern University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in theater.
After moving to New York City to build her theater resume, Hahn was accepted into the prestigious Yale School of Drama. While working toward her post-graduate degree, Hahn spent her summers performing with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she appeared in the world premiere production of David Rabe's Corners, Hamlet, The Blue Demon, Chaucer in Rome and Time/Piece, as well as in a production of Hedda Gabbler that later went to Broadway. It was in a production at Williamstown that Hahn was spotted by NBC casting executives, which lead to the role of Lily on Crossing Jordan. Since moving to Los Angeles, Hahn has returned to the stage at the Huntington Theater in Boston, where she had appeared previously in an acclaimed production of Dead End and in Jon Robin Baitz's Ten Unknowns.
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|July 23, 1974 (49)
|Westchester, Illinois, USA