Hannah Cabell was born in New Hampshire to a family of performers. She grew up while

touring the country and the world with her parents’ company, the

Starbird Puppet Theater. At 16, she earned her Equity card at the summer stock

theater where her father also acted. There, she performed in plays by Brian Friel,

Anton Chekhov, Martin McDonagh, and others. She studied Russian Language and

Literature with a concentration in Theater at Oberlin College, and then moved to

New York, where she founded a sketch comedy trio and played in a band. She

attended Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 2006. She

has been working professionally ever since.

Hannah’s career has mostly been concentrated in new work – she has

performed in world premiers of plays by Will Eno, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Ruhl, David Adjmi,

Rinne Groff, Jen Silverman, Madeleine George, and many others. However, she was trained in

classical theater and has also played Major Barbara (The Pearl Theater, 2015), Irina in Three

Sisters (translated by Sarah Ruhl and directed by John Doyle), and Rosalind in John Doyle’s As

You Like It at CSC in 2017, alongside Ellen Burstein and Andre de Shields. In 2011, after a

nomination by Oskar Eustis, she was granted the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship for Young

Artists, which allowed her to study clowning in England, among other pursuits. In 2013, she

gave birth to her daughter Iris, and in 2014 was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her

work in ‘Grounded’, a solo piece by George Brant. She has appeared on Broadway twice,

both times opposite Frank Langella (most recently in The Father, which received a

Tony nomination for Best New Play), and works consistently off-Broadway, at

theaters that have included Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the

Public Theater, Rattlestick, Clubbed Thumb, Soho Rep, the Playwrights Realm, and 13P.

Her television appearances include ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘The Good Fight’, ‘The Path’, ‘Happyish’,

‘Mr. Robot’, ‘The Leftovers’, and ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent’.