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Dane DeHaan

Dane DeHaan

In less than two years into his professional career, Dane DeHaan has wasted no time establishing himself as a prominent young actor by gaining respect and high praise for his work both on stage and screen.

DeHaan just joined the cast of the third season of HBOʼs In Treatment where he will sit regularly opposite Gabriel Byrne. DeHaan also just received rave reviews and an Obie Award (Off-Broadwayʼs highest honor) for his portayal of Evan Shelmerdine, a lonely high school student, in Annie Bakerʼs The Aliens at the Rattlestick Playwrightʼs Theatre.

DeHaan made his feature film debut earlier this year in John Saylesʼ latest film, AMIGO. The movie, which tells the story of a village during the Philippine American war at the turn of the century, also stars Chris Cooper. His second film, JACK AND DIANE, shot in New York City this past summer.

DeHaan recently made headlines for THE FRONT, a Lifetime Original Movie in which he co-stars with Andie MacDowell and Daniel Sunjata. He has also guest-starred on NBCʼs Law & Order: SVU.

DeHaan’s other theatre credits include “Sixty Miles to Silver Lake” at Soho Rep, in which his performance was raved as “masterly” by The New Yorker and “superb” by the New York Post, and “End Days” at Ensemble Studio Theatre, in which Charles Isherwood of The New York Times singled him out as “the productionʼs standout performance.”

DeHaan was just selected to headline the supernatural drama CHRONICLE, produced by 20th Century Fox. The film follows three teens who develop superpowers and is set for wide release in early 2012. Also set to hit theatres within the next year is award-winning director John Hillcoat's gritty moonshiner film THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD, in which DeHaan stars alongside Shia Labeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, and Mia Wasikowska.

From Allentown, Pa., DeHaan currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.