Joshua Daniel Hartnett was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 21, 1978. He is the son of artist Molly Hartnett and commercial builder manager Daniel Hartnett (also has two younger brothers and a younger sister). His education includes graduating from South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June of 1996, then attending SUNY in Purchase, New York. Josh was kicked out and moved to Los Angeles where he landed a role in the TV series Cracker. He has brown hair, brown eyes and is 6'3" tall.

In 1998 he got his screen break with the role of Jamie Lee Curtis' son in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. That same year Harnett's profile further increased when he starred in The Faculty. He gradually received more prominent roles such as his Iago character in O and his roles in Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, 40 Days and 40 Nights and The Virgin Suicides.

Awards and nominations:

2002 - Won the ShoWest Award for Male Star of Tomorrow
2002 - Nominated for a Razzie Award as Worst Screen Couple in Pearl Harbor (2001)
2002 - Nominated for a MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance in Pearl Harbor (2001)
1999 - Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress in Faculty, The (1998)
1999 - Nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Male Newcomer in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
1999 - Nominated for a MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Male Performance in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)


Josh is a vegetarian.

Was scheduled to speak at a political rally in support of Senator Paul Wellstone the weekend the Senator was killed along with 7 others in a plane crash. On October 26th 2002 (the day after the Senator's death), Hartnett appeared at a peace rally in St. Paul, Minnesota and spoke a few words in rememberance.


As an Actor:

Wicker Park (2003) (post-production)
Hollywood Homicide (2003) (post-production) .... K. C. Calden
Halloween: Resurrection (2002) (uncredited) (archive footage) .... John Strode/John Tate
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) .... Matt
Black Hawk Down (2001) .... Matt Eversmann
O (2001) .... Hugo Goulding
Pearl Harbor (2001) .... Capt. Danny Walker
Town & Country (2001) (as Joshua Hartnett) .... Tom Stoddard
Blow Dry (2001) .... Brian Allen
Member (2001) .... Gianni
Here on Earth (2000) .... Jasper Arnold
Virgin Suicides, The (1999) .... Trip Fontaine
Faculty, The (1998) .... Zeke Wells
Debutante (1998) .... Bill
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) .... John Strode/John Tate
"Cracker" (1997) TV Series .... Michael Fitzgerald


Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002) (TV) (uncredited) (archive footage) .... Himself
74th Annual Academy Awards, The (2002) (TV) .... Himself
AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV) .... Himself
Unmasking the Horror (1998) (V) .... Himself

Notable TV Guest Appearances:

"Saturday Night Live" (1975) playing "Host" (episode # 27.10) 12 January 2002


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