Who is Hannah Emily Anderson?
Hannah Emily Anderson was born on 1 September 1989, in Canada, and is an actress, best known for her work in the 2017 film “Jigsaw”, in which she portrayed the character Eleanor Bonneville. She also appeared in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” in which she played Jean Grey’s mother, Elaine Grey.
The Wealth of Hannah Emily Anderson
As of mid-2020, Hannah Emily Anderson’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through a successful career in the acting profession since 2012. While she’s known for her film projects, she’s also appeared in numerous television series during her career.
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Early Life and Career Beginnings
Hannah Emily grew up in Canada, and at a young age, she was determined to make it as an actress. She loved the entire process of making films, from being an actor to working behind the scenes. She imagined doing various scenes from films, and even became involved in learning to screen-write as she grew up.
As she seriously pursued the profession, she eventually landed her first role in 2012, appearing in the Canadian series “The LA Complex”. The show follows the story of an aspiring actress, living in an apartment complex filled with various entertainment industry hopefuls, and her interaction with these people leads to the start of various relationships.
She appeared only as a guest in the show which ran for two seasons before getting canceled, but more opportunities opened for her thanks to the role, and she was then cast as a guest in the show “Saving Hope”, before making her film debut in the short film “Alan’s Study”. The following year she continued in a string of television projects, such as “Played”, “Nikita”, and “Republic of Doyle”. She also continued with independent films as seen in “Jesse” and “Alice”.
Continued Acting Projects
In 2014, Anderson worked on the television movie “Did Lizzie Borden Kill Her Parents?”, an adaptation of the real-life tale of Lizzie Borden, who was tried for the murder of her father and stepmother in 1892 after it was discovered they were killed with an ax.
The case received widespread coverage in the US, and she was ultimately acquitted of the murders. Following Hannah’s work on that movie, she continued her television projects with “Remedy” and “Reign”.
She then appeared in the short film “Sleepless”, before a two-episode role in the series “Lost Girl”. In 2016 she became a regular cast member of the television series “Gangland Undercover” which is a Canadian-American collaboration. The show is based on the story of informant Charles Falco, who went undercover as a part of an outlaw motorcycle life; it initially aired on the History Channel, and its second season on A&E; she was a part of the show for eight episodes.
Concurrently she appeared in “Shoot the Messenger”.
Rise to Fame – Jigsaw
After a few more guest appearances and television movies, Hannah Emily started to gain a lot more attention after she was cast as Eleanor Bonneville in “Jigsaw”. The film is the eighth installment within the “Saw” franchise, and is set 10 years after the death of the Jigsaw Killer, who was the main subject during the earlier films. In “Jigsaw” the police discover a new killer who commits murders similar to the modus operandi of the original Jigsaw Killer.
The film came as a surprise to many, as the producers initially announced that Saw 3D would be the last film.
However, Lionsgate owned the franchise and commissioned for the production of a new film. The film was a commercial success, earning over $100 million on a $10 million budget but it mainly gained negative reviews. In the film, she plays the role of a fangirl of the Jigsaw Killer, and has created numerous replicas of the traps Jigsaw made during his lifetime. A new installment of the film called “Spiral” is set to be released in 2021, though she is not a part of this new installment, which will star Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock.
A year after her work in “Jigsaw”, Anderson was cast in the television series adaptation of “The Purge”, an anthology series based on the film franchise of the same name. She was a part of the first season cast, alongside Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons and Amanda Warren. The show ties into the films and has the same promise; in a totalitarian government within a dystopian US, the government sets a 12-hour window in a year that legalizes all crimes. The first season is set sometime between “Anarchy” and “Election Year”, but was canceled after two seasons.
In 2019 she was cast as Elaine Grey in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. The film is based on the Marvel Comics characters, the X-Men, and is a sequel to “X-Men: Apocalypse” which was released in 2016. It is the 12th film of the franchise overall, and this film tells the story of the X-Men facing the full power of the Phoenix after a mission goes wrong. The film had numerous issues during production, as it had to undergo numerous reshoots following bad screen tests. It ultimately became what was regarded as the biggest bomb of 2019, receiving numerous negative reviews, and grossing lower than its budget due to the costly reshoots.
This was the last film of the X-Men before its rights were taken back by Disney, leading to any future iterations of the film to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hannah Emily is single and there have been no reports of any past or present romantic relationships. She has a twin brother though she doesn’t talk about him that much, nor does he appear often in her public posts. During her free time, she loves traveling and enjoying nature. She also loves pets, and owns a pet dog.