Dane William Dehaan was born February 6th, 1986 in Allentown Pennsylvania. Dehaan’s childhood was nothing out of the norm and he was very well rounded. Don’t let Dehaan’s soft features and apparent youth fool you, the 28 year-old actor has a lot under his belt and has a knack for playing only the darkest of characters.
Dane spent his high school career at Emmaus High School in Emmaus Pennsylvania where he then got involved in community theatre. Following his high school graduation, he enrolled in the University of North Carolina School of Arts where he furthered his knowledge of the entertainment industry.
Dane’s career launched with great success in 2008 when he first broke into roles on television. He appeared on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and went on to make appearances in True Blood as well as Lincoln. Dehaan took on a lead role in blockbuster Chronicle, which received raving reviews, (yet another movie added to the “must-see” list).
He has received the most recognition for his role as Lucien Carr, a member of the circle of the “Beat” generation, in Kill All Your Darlings. In more recent times, he was found starring as Harry Osborn/the Green Goblin in The Amazing Spiderman 2, which hit theatres earlier this year and on the set of Life where he plays legendary actor James Dean.
Dehaan is happily married to actress Anna Wood and the two have been hitched since 2012. No talk of children has been heard buzzing around yet, but perhaps sometime in the near future we will hear of a little Dehaan’s birth.
He has been nominated for a handful of awards and has won a couple including the “Breakthrough Performer” at the Hampton International Film Festival for Kill All Your Darlings and the “Obie Award for Performance” for The Aliens. DD was nominated for the “Breakthrough Award” and “EE Rising Star Award” at two separate venues however both were for the film, Kill All Your Darlings. Look for Dehaan as James Dean in “Life” and until then have fun exploring his indie-gone-mainstream filmography!