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Danielle Andrea Harris (born June 1, 1977) is an Americanmarker television and film actress, perhaps best known for her roles in four films in the Halloween series. She is considered a scream queen.

Personal life

Harris was born in Daytona Beach, Floridamarker and grew up in Queensmarker, New Yorkmarker, raised by her single mother, Fran. She has a sister, Ashley. Harris is Jewish. In 1995, she was stalked by an obsessed fan, who wrote letters threatening to kill her. He was later arrested after bringing a shotgun and a teddy bear to her home. On January 29, 2007, Harris appeared on an episode of The Dr. Phil Show recounting the terrifying experience. The incident was unrelated to the Halloween franchise; the stalker was obsessed with her character Molly on the TV show Roseanne.


Harris' family moved to Port Orange, Floridamarker when she was in the fourth grade, where she attended Spruce Creek Elementary School. However, her tenure there was short-lived after winning a children's beauty contest which took her to New York. When in New York, Harris began her professional career by appearing in television commercials while maintaining an A average at PS 117 and PS 232 in Queens, New Yorkmarker. Her first acting role soon followed in 1985, when she made her debut as Sammi Garretson on ABC's One Life to Live, a role she played for three years.

In 1988, she auditioned for and won the part of Jamie Lloyd (Michael Myers' niece) in the movie Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Just one year later, she would reprise the role in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. The character of Jamie returned in 1995 for Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, but Danielle did not participate due to disagreements on her fate in the script. Also, Harris requested $5000 to appear in the film (far less than she was paid for Halloween 4), but no agreement could be reached. J.C. Brandy ended up playing Jamie in the film, a decision with which some of the fans of the Halloween series were dissatisfied, since Danielle had become very popular with them. Harris would later return to the franchise in a new role, that of Annie Brackett, in Rob Zombie's Halloween, a 2007 re-imagining of John Carpenter's 1978 original. She reprised her role in Rob Zombie's Halloween II, released on August 28, 2009.

Harris' other film credits include Marked for Death (1990) alongside Steven Seagal, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991) alongside Christina Applegate, City Slickers (1991), The Last Boy Scout (1991) alongside Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans, Free Willy (1993), Daylight (1996) alongside Sylvester Stallone, Wish Upon a Star (1996) alongside Katherine Heigl, and Urban Legend (1998). She has also appeared frequently on television, with a recurring role on the sitcom Roseanne during the 1992-93 season (as Roseanne's neighbor Molly), and subsequent guest appearances on Boy Meets World, Diagnosis Murder, Charmed, ER and Cold Case. As well, she appeared in a season four promo for American's Funniest Home videos. She also appeared alongside Ellen Burstyn for two years on the CBS drama That's Life, and as the voice of Debbie Thornberry on the animated series The Wild Thornberrys, which ran for five seasons, and as the voice of Sierra, the adolescent lioness in the short-lived animated series Father of the Pride.

Some of Harris' most recent projects include the films Debating Robert Lee, Race You to the Bottom (an Outfest prizewinner) and the upcoming Left for Dead, as well as an appearance in the music video for the song "The Bleeding", by Five Finger Death Punch. She also stars alongside Lance Henriksen, Bill Moseley, AFI's Davey Havok, and Battlestar Galactica's Nicki Clyne in the "illustrated film" series Godkiller. She hosted Route 666: America's Scariest Home Haunts on FEARnet.

Her films Godkiller and Blood Night will see DVD releases in late 2009. Fear Clinic, a original webseries, co-starring Danielle and Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, and Lisa Wilcox, will debut around Halloween 2009, as well as Danielle's own horror website, She can also be seen as Felicia Freeze in Super Capers, and will appear with Robert Patrick in the upcoming The Black Waters of Echo's Pond. She is currently shooting Jim Mickle's second feature film the vampire flick Stake Land, due in 2010 and Night of the Living Dead: Origins who is directed by Zebediah de Soto.


Year Film Role Notes
1985 One Life to Live Samantha "Sammi" Garretson TV (1985-1987)
1987 Spenser: For Hire Tara
1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Jamie Lloyd
1989 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers Jamie Lloyd Carruthers
1990 In Living Color Drug Addict
Marked for Death Tracey, John's Niece
1991 Don't Touch My Daughter Dana Hemmings TV
The Killing Mind Young Isobel TV
City Slickers Classroom Student
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Melissa Crandell
Eerie, Indiana Melanie Monroe
Growing Pains Susie Maxwell TV
The Last Boy Scout Darian Hallenbeck
1992 1775 Abby Proctor TV
Roseanne Molly Tilden TV (1992-1993)
1993 The Woman Who Loved Elvis Priscilla 'Cilla' TV
Free Willy Gwenie
1994 The Commish Sheri Fisher
Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography Jessica TV
Boy Meets World Theresa 'T.K.' Keiner TV
1996 Wish Upon a Star Hayley Wheaton
Back to Back Chelsea
Shattered Image Susan
Daylight Ashley Crighton
1997 High Incident
ER Laura Quentin TV
Brooklyn South Willow Mortner TV (1997-1998)
1998 Dizzyland Lulu
Diagnosis Murder Noelle Andrew
Urban Legend Tosh Guaneri
Charmed Aviva TV
The Wild Thornberrys Debbie Thornberry TV (1998-2001) (voice)
1999 Goosed Young Charlene
Hard Time: Hostage Hotel Justine Sinclair TV
2000 Poor White Trash Suzi
That's Life Plum Wilkinson DeLucca TV (2000-2002)
2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Debbie Thornberry TV (voice)
Killer Bud Barbie
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Debbie Thornberry (voice)
The West Wing Kiki TV
2003 The Partners Leila TV
Rugrats Go Wild Debbie Thornberry (voice)
2004 Debating Robert Lee Liz Bronner
Em & Me Emily
Father of the Pride Sierra TV (2004-2005)
2005 Cold Case Gina Carroll 1976
Race You to the Bottom Carla
2007 Halloween Annie Brackett remake
Left for Dead Nancy DVD released in 2009
2008 Burying the Ex Olivia
2009 Super Capers Felicia Freeze
The Black Waters of Echo's Pond Kathy
Blood Night Alyssa
Halloween II Annie Brackett
Godkiller Halfpipe
Prank (starring and directing)
Cyrus Maria
2010 Stake Land Belle
Night of the Living Dead: Origins Barbara


  1. IGN - Halloween Movie Memories: Danielle Harris
  2. A Conversation with Danielle Harris
  3. Weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Chopping List 10/27/2009
  4. BLOOD NIGHT at Blood Manor; limited DVD art
  5. Spooky Dan Checks into the Fear Clinic
  6. Horror Nights '09: Danielle Harris Talks 'Stake Land'
  7. Danielle Harris talks STAKE LAND
  8. Danielle Harris to Topline 'Night of the Living Dead: Origins'

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