Marianne Hagan

Marianne Louise Hagan (born December 8, 1966)[1] is an American actress and writer. She is most notable for her role as Kara Strode in the 1995 horror sequel Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, which is her film debut.

Marianne Hagan
Marianne Louise Hagan

(1966-12-08) December 8, 1966
Alma materDuke University
OccupationActress, writer
Years active1990present
Notable work
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Spouse(s)Trey Duckworth (divorced)

Personal life

Hagan was born to Louise and James Hagan in New York City[2] and was raised in Pocantico Hills, a small hamlet within the town on Mount Pleasant in New York, and is of Irish, Scottish, Italian and Belgian descent. She has three sisters, Victoria, Christine and Joanna. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in political science from Duke University.[3]

For many years, Hagan resided in New York City and in March 2016 she returned to Mount Pleasant, where she currently resides in Sleepy Hollow.


Acting career

Hagan's first feature is one she is best known for among horror fans, her role as Kara Strode in the 1995 horror sequel Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, her character is an adopted cousin of original Halloween character Laurie Strode. She appeared at the convention for Halloween: 25 Years of Terror event in 2003. In 2006 she appeared in the horror film Dead Calling alongside fellow Halloween cast members, Ellie Cornell of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers & Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, P.J. Soles of Halloween, Charles Cyphers of Halloween & Halloween II, and Brad Loree of Halloween: Resurrection. Most recently she has appeared in horror films Stake Land, which stars Danielle Harris also of Halloween 4 & Halloween 5, and BreadCrumbs.[4] She has also appeared in Dinner and a Movie, in which she played the lead role, I Think I Do, and Rick, which stars Bill Pullman.

Her television credits include Who's the Boss?, which was her debut as an actress, Major Dad, SeaQuest DSV, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Friends in which she played a friend of Rachel's.

She has also starred in theater productions including Inky at the Julia Miles Theatre/ Women's Project Theater, in which she played the character of "Barbara".[5] She has appeared in several other productions including Fiction, Mercy, The Country Club, Skyscraper and In Heat.

Other work

As a journalist, she has written pieces for the arts and culture magazines, including BlackBook (for whom she interviewed such figures as Lou Reed)[6] and Room 100. She is the author of the book, Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits, which was released on October 12, 2010.[7] Marianne and her sister Victoria appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, as part of the episode titled "The Sisters Show", in which they talked about the book.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Kara Strode
1997 I Think I Do Sarah
1999 Pigeonholed Nurse Helen
2001 Perfume Sales Manager
2001 Dinner and a Movie Katie Semelhack
2002 For Caroline Jimmy's mother Short
2002 Life Document 2: Identity Jessica Short
2003 Rick Laura
2006 Dead Calling Sharon Falkman
2010 Stake Land Dr. Foley
2011 BreadCrumbs Angie Hart
2012 Last Kind Words Ida
2014 Three, Two Mother Short
2015 Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Susan
2017 We Only Know So Much Touchy Feely Woman


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Who's the Boss? Lynn "Road Scholar"
1991 Major Dad Donna "Lady in Waiting"
1994 seaQuest DSV Cynthia Westphalen "The Good Death"
1994 Friends Joanne "The One with George Stephanopoulos"
1995 New York News Cheryl Singer "Forgotten"
1995 Law & Order Marcie Donner "Savages"
1996 Early Edition Marcia Roberts Hobson "Pilot"
1996 The Gail O'Grady Project Packard TV film
1997 Law & Order Jane Levin "Blood"
1998 Law & Order Theresa Copeland "Flight"
1999 Homicide: Life on the Street Lucy Carey "Lines of Fire"
2000 Ed Liz Stevens "Pilot"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Susan Colter "Homo Homini Lupis"
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Erin Sena "Monogamy"
2003 Third Watch Linda "Collateral Damage: Parts 1 & 2"
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mrs. Sellers "Pure"



  • Hagan, Marianne (2010). Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits. New York: Rizzoli. ISBN 0-8478-3489-1. OCLC 763171067.
  • Hagan, Victoria; Colman, David (2017). Victoria Hagan: Dream Spaces. New York: Rizzoli International Publications. ISBN 9780847859962. OCLC 974262064.


  1. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (22 May 2014), Marianne L Hagan, Residence, Los Angeles, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  2. "Halloween VI Cast: Marianne Hagan". Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  3. "Halloween's Marianne Hagan". Horror Society. Where Are They Now?. September 22, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  4. "Film Review: BreadCrumbs (2010)". Horror News. December 27, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  5. "A CurtainUp Review - Inky". Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  6. Hagan, Marianne (November 21, 2007). "The New Yorker: Lou Reed". BlackBook. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  7. "Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits". Archived from the original on 19 November 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  8. "The Sisters Show". Archived from the original on 20 March 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
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