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"It was my first movie, so I was more excited about that - just being an actress, never mind being in a horror movie. At that time, I wasn't even a horror movie fan. I did Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 back to back, and I decided that horror movies were all I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was going to be my thing."

Danielle Andrea Harris (born June 1, 1977 in Plainview, New York) is an American actress.

Born in Daytona Beach and raised in New York, her first starring role, and the one she is still most famous for today, is Jamie Lloyd, the niece of Michael Myers, in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. She reprised the role in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, but not Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, which killed the character off.

Along with Halloween, she has appeared in a number of other horror films, such as Urban Legend, Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet and Hatchet II, cementing her as a Scream Queen. She has also done television, both live-action (Roseanne, That's Life) and voice work (The Wild Thornberrys, Father of the Pride) for animation.

As for the world wide web, she was the host of Fearnet's Route 666: America's Scariest Home Haunts, and along with fellow modern day horror legends Kane Hodder and Robert Englund, she was also featured in the webseries Fear Clinic, as Susan. She has a strong cult following that continues to this day.


Her directorial debut, a horror-comedy titled Among Friends, premiered in 2013.





Tropes frequently used for this actress' roles:

  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Seems to get this role a lot.
  • Chronically Killed Actor: As is the norm for actresses who primarily work in horror.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She fits this trope in many of her recent roles. Not to mention the fact that she did the ALS ice bucket challenge topless.
  • The Other Darrin: Was replaced by J.C. Brandy as Jamie in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, and replaced Tamara Feldman as Marybeth in Hatchet II.
  • Playing Against Type: Though often typecast as the Final Girl or victim, she has expressed desire to play as the killer, a role that was teased for in Halloween 4 but was never panned out. In these examples, she got it:
    • She turns out to be the psychotic killer in Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet.
    • She also plays a more passive but no less villainous role in ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 as well.
    • And she played a member of the Manson family in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
  • Teens Are Short: She stands at only five feet tall and almost always gets cast as teenagers despite being in her late thirties.
  • Typecasting: Horror film Final Girl or victim, or a Bratty Teenage Daughter.
  • What Could Have Been: The end of Halloween 4 set her up as the franchise's new villain, but nothing ever came of it.