Who is Hannah Emily Anderson?
Born on September 1, 1989 in Canada, Hannah Emily Anderson is an actress, best known for her work in the 2017 film ‘Jigsaw’ where she portrayed the character Eleanor Bonneville. She also appeared in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”, playing 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 is known for her film projects, she has also appeared in numerous television series during her career.
Early life and career beginnings
Growing up in Canada, Hannah Emily was determined to make it as an actress from a young age. She loved the whole process of making movies from being an actor to working behind the scenes. She envisioned herself doing various scenes from movies and even got involved in learning how to write screenplays as she grew up.
While seriously pursuing the profession, she finally landed her first role in 2012 when she appeared in the Canadian series “The LA Complex”. The show follows the story of an aspiring actress, who lives in an apartment complex full of entertainment industry hopefuls, and her interaction with these people leads to the beginning of several relationships.
She only appeared as a guest on the show which ran for two seasons before being canceled, but the role opened up more opportunities for her, and she was subsequently cast as a guest on the show “Saving Hope”, before making her film debut. in the short film “Alan’s Study”. The following year, she continued in a series of television projects, such as “Played”, “Nikita” and “Republic of Doyle”. She also moved on to independent films as seen in “Jesse” and “Alice”.
Ongoing acting projects
In 2014, Anderson worked on the television movie “Did Lizzie Borden Kill Her Parents?”, an adaptation of the true story of Lizzie Borden, who was tried in 1892 for the murder of her father and stepmother after they were discovered killed with an axe.
The case received a lot of attention in the US and she was eventually acquitted of the murders. After Hannah’s work on that film, she continued her television projects with “Remedy” and “Reign”.
She next appeared in the short film “Sleepless”, before landing a two-episode role in the series “Lost Girl”. In 2016, she became a regular cast member of the television series “Gangland under cover‘, which is a Canadian-American collaboration. The show is based on the story of informant Charles Falco, who went undercover as part of an outlaw biker life; it initially aired on the History Channel and the second season on A&E; she was part of the show for eight episodes.
At the same time, she appeared in “Shoot the Messenger”.
Rise to Fame – Puzzle
After a few more cameo appearances and television movies, Hannah Emily started getting a lot more attention after she was cast as Eleanor Bonneville in ‘Puzzle”. The film is the eighth installment in the ‘Saw’ franchise and is set 10 years after the death of the Jigsaw Killer, who was the main subject of 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 the production of a new film. The film was a commercial success, earning over $100 million on a $10 million budget, but received mostly 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 episode of the movie called “Spiral” is scheduled to appear 2021though she’s not 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 part of the cast of the first season along with Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons and Amanda Warren. The show ties in with the movies and has the same promise; in a totalitarian government within a dystopian US, the government sets a 12-hour period in a year during which all crimes are legalized. The first season takes place somewhere between “Anarchy” and “Election Year”, but that’s about it cancelled after two seasons.
In 2019, she was cast as Elaine Gray in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. The movie 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 awry. The film had numerous problems during production, as it had to undergo numerous reshoots after poor screen testing. It eventually became what was considered the biggest bomb of 2019, received numerous negative reviews and grossed below budget due to its costly reshoots.
This was the last film of the X-Men before its rights were taken back by Disney, leading to future iterations of the film being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hannah Emily is single and there are no reports of past or current romantic relationships. She has a twin brother, though she doesn’t talk about him much, nor does he appear in her public posts very often. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and enjoying nature. She also loves pets and has a pet dog.