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Kathleen Hanna

Biography

Previous lead singer and songwriter for the riot girl music group Bikini Get rid of, the music group known for such tunes as “Rebel Woman.” She went to The Evergreen Condition University in Olympia, Washington to review photography and worked well like a stripper to aid herself. She’s described herself like a feminist, influenced to pursue activism after viewing Gloria Steinem speak in Washington D.C. She wedded musician in 2006. She and Kurt Cobain had been good friends; Hanna actually influenced the title from the music “HAS THE AROMA OF Teen Soul.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Kathleen Hanna
Date Of Birth November 12, 1968
Place Of Birth Portland, OR
Profession Rock Singer
Education The Evergreen State College
Nationality American
Spouse Ad-Rock
Music Groups Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin
Movies Maggie's Plan, Myrna The Monster, The Punk Singer, Le Tigre: On Tour, The Judy Spots
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
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.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Producer

Producer

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

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Just My Kind2014Short camera operator

Music Department

Music Department

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

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Twilight's Shadow2008Short special gratitude

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

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