Dane DeHaan

With his boyish looks and memorably alliterative name, Dane DeHaan seemed almost destined for stardom. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1986, DeHann was named after the priest character from the hugely popular dramatic book and mini-series The Thorn Birds. He took an interest in acting as a child, memorably playing the role of Toto in a theater camp production of "The Wizard of Oz" at age 12. By his teens, DeHaan was so ready to focus on his interest in acting that he completed his final year of high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he also stayed on for undergraduate studies, graduating in 2008. His first acting break came shortly thereafter when he was cast as an understudy to Haley Joel Osment in a short-lived Broadway revival of "American Buffalo." His on-screen debut came just a short while later when he made an appearance on an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 2009-). A few years later, he won recurring roles as Jesse on the series "In Treatment" (HBO, 2008-2010) and Timbo on "True Blood" (HBO, 2008-2014). Before long, DeHaan was transitioning to film as well, appearing in the crime drama "Lawless" (2012) and in the independent thriller "Chronicle" (2013) where he met and soon married fellow actor Anna Wood. DeHann won acclaim for his role opposite Daniel Radcliffe in "Kill Your Darlings" (2012) as a contemporary of Allen Ginsberg, as well as for his supporting turn in "A Place Beyond the Pines" (2013). Though his name was quickly becoming well known in the world of independent cinema, DeHaan's profile was raised considerably when he was cast as Harry Osborn-the character who becomes the villainous Green Goblin-in the superhero movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (2014). DeHaan next worked with acclaimed veteran director Terrence Malleck, taking on a small role in "Knight of Cups" (2015), before taking on the role of legendary actor James Dean in Anton Corbijn's period drama "Life" (2016). The role enhanced DeHaan's reputation as a deeply talented actor, and he next worked with the iconic Gore Verbinsky on the horror movie "A Cure for Wellness" (2016). He went on to star in Luc Besson's ambitious sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" (2017) before starring as Billy the Kid opposite Ethan Hawke in the Western "The Kid" (2019).