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FactDaughter-in-law of Israel Horovitz and Doris Keefe.

Kathleen Hanna is an American singer, songwriter, musician, artist, and feminist activist. She is best known as the lead singer of the punk rock band Bikini Kill, and later as the frontwoman of the dance-punk duo Le Tigre. In 1998, Hanna started the solo project Julie Ruin, which released its debut album Run Fast in 2013.

Hanna was born on November 12, 1968, in Portland, Oregon, to parents Julie and Leonard Hanna. She has two older sisters, Amy and Gina. Hanna’s parents divorced when she was three years old, and she and her sisters were raised by their mother. Hanna’s mother is a feminist and her father is an environmentalist.

Hanna began her musical career in the early 1990s with the punk rock band Bikini Kill. The band was known for their radical feminist lyrics and their DIY approach to music and politics. Bikini Kill released three albums between 1991 and 1996, and Hanna’s powerful vocals and stage presence made her a punk icon.

In 1997, Hanna and fellow Bikini Kill member Tobi Vail formed the dance-punk duo Le Tigre. The band released three albums between 1999 and 2005, and Hanna’s work with Le Tigre helped to popularize the electroclash genre.

In 1998, Hanna started the solo project Julie Ruin. The project’s debut album, Run Fast, was released in 2013. The album was critically acclaimed, and Hanna’s songwriting and musicianship were praised.

Hanna has been active in the feminist movement since the early 1990s. She is a founding member of the Riot Grrrl movement, and she has been an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.

Hanna is married to Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys. The couple have one daughter, born in 2015.

Hanna has a net worth of $4 million. She has earned her wealth through her successful music career.

Hanna is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameKathleen Hanna
ProfessionActor, Singer, Writer, Social activist
EducationThe Evergreen State College




Music GroupsBikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin
MoviesMaggie's Plan, Myrna The Monster, The Punk Singer, Le Tigre: On Tour, Black Star, The Judy Spots

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1Sister-in-law of Rachael Horovitz and Matthew Horovitz.
2Daughter-in-law of Israel Horovitz and Doris Keefe.
3Attended Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
4As the legend goes, Kurt Cobain is supposed to have taken the name for the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from Hanna after she spray painted these words on a wall in his apartment.
5Front woman for 1990s riot girl bands Bikini Kill and "Julie Ruin". Current front woman for post girl band Le Tigre.




Captain Fantastic2016writer: "Rebel Girl"
Maggie's Plan2015performer: "Dancing in the Dark"
The Book of Life2014writer: "Deceptacon"
She's Beautiful When She's Angry2014Documentary writer: "Hot Topic", "Rebel Girl"
The Punk Singer2013Documentary performer: "Aerobicide", "Love Letter", "Stay Monkey", "Interlude", "My Morning is Summer" / writer: "Rebel Girl", "For Tammy Rae", "Double Dare Ya", "Magnet", "Jigsaw Youth", "White Boy", "Feels Blind", "Distinct Complicity", "Reject All American", "Sugar", "RIP", "Demirep", "New Radio", "Star Bellied Boy", "Outta Me", "Capri Pants", "Don't Need You", "Lil' Red", "Aerobicide", "Tania", "Love Letter", "Stay Monkey", "The The Empty", "Fake French", "Hot Topic", "Eau D'Bedroom Dancing"
Dirty Girl2010writer: "Deceptacon", "Nanny Nanny Boo Boo"
Casino Jack and the United States of Money2010Documentary writer: "MEDIOCRITY RULES"
In Twilight's Shadow2008Short performer: "Kiss On The Lips" / writer: "Kiss On The Lips"
Explicit Ills2008writer: "Deceptacon"
Itty Bitty Titty Committee2007writer: "For Tammy Rae", "Hampster Baby", "Rebel Girl"
7th Inning Stretch2006TV Movie documentary writer: "Five"
The Bubble2006writer: "On The Verge"
Another Gay Movie2006writer: "On the Verge"
The Quiet2005writer: "Mediocrity Rules"
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video writer: "Go Home"
The Sweet Life2003writer: "Watersign"
Du ska nog se att det går över2003Documentary lyrics: "Hot Topic" / music: "Hot Topic"
Not Another Teen Movie2001writer: "Rebel Girl"
Slaves to the Underground1997writer: "You Got A Problem" - as K. Hanna


Maggie's Plan2015Québécois Cover Band
Myrna the Monster2015ShortMyrna (voice)
Corporate Ghost2004VideoDancer in 'Bull In The Heather'
The Judy Spots1995ShortJudy
Almost There!1990TV SeriesDebra Du Bois / Detective Susan Kelly


Just My Kind2014Short producer
Oh Come On2013Video short producer
Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour2010Documentary producer

Camera Department

Just My Kind2014Short camera operator

Music Department

Du ska nog se att det går över2003Documentary composer: additional music


In Twilight's Shadow2008Short special gratitude


Liberation Is My Lover2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk2017Documentary completedHerself
Just My Kind2014ShortHerself (singing voice)
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Grrrl2013Documentary shortHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Mayor Cory Booker, Heidi Klum, the Julie Ruin2013TV MovieHerself
Oh Come On2013Video shortHerself - Vocals
The Punk Singer2013DocumentaryHerself
She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column2012Documentary
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines2012DocumentaryHerself
From the Back of the Room2011DocumentaryHerself
Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour2010DocumentaryHerself
The Gits2005DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
Don't Need You2005Video documentary shortHerself - Bikini Kill / Le Tigre
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHerself - Le Tigre
New York Noise2005TV SeriesHerself
Sonic Spiel2004Video shortHerself
Sonic Youth Video Dose2004TV Movie documentary
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHerself - Le Tigre
Coup d'état2003Herself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Lucy Barks!1996DocumentaryHerself
Radical Act1996DocumentaryHerself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHerself
No Alternative Girls1994Video shortHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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