Different difficulties while growing as an young Australian Actress-Katherine Langford was rejected from every acting school she applied to!!
Are you ready to explore this Australian actress?
Katherine Langford is popular for her acting as Hannah Baker in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, ‘Daughter’, ‘The Misguided’, ‘Love, Simon’, etc. Also a Golden Globe Award nomination for her acting in 13 Reasons Why. Furthermore, she won in Australians In Film Awards under Screen Australia Breakthrough Award category.
Katherine’s Parents and childhood
Taurus born, Katherine Langford was born on 29 April 1996 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. She was born to parents Stephen Langford (father), he is a flying doctor, and director of Royal Doctor Service Western Operations.
Talking about her mother, her name is Elizabeth Langford, she works as a pediatrician. She was born and raised both parents doctors. She has a sister whose name is Josephine Langford. As a child, she was raised in a riverside suburb of Perth called Applecross in Australia.
Right from her early childhood days, she has immense interest and passion in music drama. She also had an interest in or liked medicine and politics. However, she ended up being an actress. When she was in her sixteen, she was so much inspired by the performance of Lady Gaga‘s in concert. This led her to take actions after that. Langford shared,
“It was like a spiritual experience, I was so moved by her performance that I went home and that week I taught myself how to play the piano.”
Professional life over studies
Formerly Katherine was a high school swimmer after hearing Lady Gaga, she began writing songs. She has three original songs she wrote titled “I’ve Got a Crush on Zoe Bosch,” “Young and Stupid,” and “3 Words.” She also wrote an anti-suicide song back in 2013 “Young and Stupid”. Therefore, she also achieved education on music and drama from Perth Modern School in 2013.
Initially, she started voice lessons in classical, jazz, and contemporary vocals back in 2005. During her final year at Perth Modern School, she made a chose to stop swimming and to focus on music and performance. During that time, Katherine was good at musical events and as well as drama competitions.
After her graduation from high school, she made the aim of becoming an Actress. But as a young actress, she had to face different difficulties. Along with her various acting classes and training, she had to manage time for three part-time jobs. Furthermore, she screened in the Godspell production.
Katherine majored in Music Theatre at the Principal Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts. She also received a role of Juan Perón’s mistress in 2015 by training in the Nicholson’s Academy of Screen Acting. Also received an offer for a degree of Bachelor of Arts at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Despite getting these offer, she always chose her professional life over studies. However, she was rejected from every acting school she applied to, so being an actress has not been that easy for her.
Katherine’s filmography, television works, and future projects
Her first appearance was seen in several small independent films. In the year 2015, she was able to land her acting in Story of Miss Oxygen where she portrayed The Doll Chaser and also in Daughter where she was seen playing the role as Scarlett. The following year, she landed her role in Imperfect Quadrant (2016 film).
In 2017, she heard about auditions for 13 Reasons Why and sent a videotape i.e. audition via Skype and won the part. Brian Yorkey, the show’s creator shared as,
“It was tricky and very, very challenging casting Hannah, We saw many talented, wonderful actresses, but we just needed the person that brought that very special luminosity. We needed that, and that came via a self-tape from Perth, Australia, in the form of Katherine Langford.”
This series led an increase in discussions about teen suicides. Talking about this matter, Katherine said:
“Overall, I think it was a good thing. You need there to be opinions in order for there to be discussions, and that’s really what the show is about — talking about issues that are taboo or that people wouldn’t usually discuss with parents or teachers.”
She also led her voice in Robot Chicken as Steffy in the episode titled “No Wait, He Has a Cane”. She has also been able to receive the main role of Nimue in 2019’s Cursed. She appeared in the 2018’s The Misguided and Love, Simon.
We will be seeing her upcoming movies like 2019’s Spontaneous, Avengers: Endgame and Knives Out. We wish her the best for her upcoming roles.
A short bio on Katherine Langford:
Katherine Langford is a very gorgeous and talented actress. She is famously known as Hannah Baker, a fictional character from the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why based on the novel of the same name. In addition to TV series, she is also popular in several films also such as ‘Daughter’, ‘The Misguided’, ‘Love, Simon’. Katherine was born on 29 April 1996 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. more bio…