Kathleen Hanna

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Rock Singer
Date of Birth November 12, 1968
Place of Birth Portland, Oregon
Age 52 years old
Horoscope Scorpio

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Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna is an American singer, musician, artist, feminist activist, pioneer of the feminist punk riot grrrl movement, and punk zine writer. In the early-to-mid-1990s she was the lead singer of feminist punk band Bikini Kill, before fronting Le Tigre in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Since 2010, she has recorded as The Julie Ruin. A documentary film about Hanna was released in 2013 by director Sini Anderson, titled The Punk Singer, detailing Hanna's life and career, as well as revealing her years-long battle with Lyme disease. Hanna is married to Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys.

Born: November 12, 1968, Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S, New York City, New York, U.S.
Other names: Julie Ruin
Education: Lincoln High School
Alma mater: The Evergreen State College
Occupation: Musician, activist, writer
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About Kathleen Hanna

Former lead singer and songwriter for the riot girl band Bikini Kill, the band known for such songs as "Rebel Girl."

Before Fame

She attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington to study photography and worked as a stripper to support herself.


She has referred to herself as a feminist, inspired to pursue activism after seeing Gloria Steinem speak in Washington D.C.

Family Life

She married musician in 2006.


She and Kurt Cobain were close friends; Hanna even inspired the title of the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

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  • Third-wave feminism
  • The Evergreen State College alumni
  • American female drummers
  • Female punk rock singers
  • Singers from Maryland
  • Singers from Oregon
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Latest information about Kathleen Hanna updated on January 14, 2021.

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