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Danielle Harris, who studied visual arts at college and worked as a designer and illustrator before becoming a director, is responsible for a number of low-budget horror hits, including the film Leprechaun in the Hood.
Harris began her career as a child actress, with various appearances on television and prominent roles in films such as Marked for Death (1990), Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Free Willy (1993) and Daylight (1996). She is also known for her voice work, which includes playing Debbie Thornberry for the full run of the Nickelodeon series The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004) and in the related films The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild (2003).
Harris' next film role was in the 1991 comedy Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, as Melissa Crandell, with the story revolving around five siblings whose mother goes to Australia for two months, only to have her children's babysitter die. The young protagonists choose not to tell their mother and attempt to live on their own. The same year, Harris had a guest role in the series Eerie, Indiana, portraying a character who receives a heart transplant then begins to act like the heart's original owner, and also guest starred in an episode of Growing Pains, as Susie Maxwell. Harris had the role of Darian Hallenbeck in the 1991 action film The Last Boy Scout, alongside Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans. The film grossed $7,923,669 in its opening weekend, and the total gross was $59,509,925. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
In 1997, Harris appeared in two episodes of the medical drama ER as Laura Quentin. In 1998, Harris had the lead role of Lulu in the film Dizzyland, where she portrayed a sexually abused teenager, and also appeared in an episode of Diagnosis: Murder. She then appeared in the popular slasher Urban Legend, her first horror film since her early Halloween credits. She portrayed Tosh, a goth girl who is murdered while her roommate Natalie (Alicia Witt) is resting on the other side of the room.
Tough and talented, Danielle Harris transitioned from child star to adult actress with verve, embracing her horror movie roots to the delight of fans. Born June 1, 1977 in Daytona Beach, FL, Danielle Andrea Harris broke into showbiz on "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968-2012), but achieved cult superstardom as the imperiled Jamie Lloyd, the young daughter of the dead Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and niece of the franchise's villain in "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988) and "Halloween 5" (1989). After a small role in "City Slickers" (1991), she played Christina Applegate's tomboy younger sister in "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (1991) and recurred on "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997) as next-door neighbor Molly. She appeared in "Free Willy" (1993) and "Urban Legend" (1998), but earned far greater fame as the voice of older sister Debbie on the enormously popular animated series "The Wild Thornberrys" (Nickelodeon, 1998-2004) and in the 2002 hit film. Harris was also a series regular on "That's Life" (CBS, 2000-02) and the animated series "Father of the Pride" (NBC, 2004). Her "Halloween" role remained her most beloved, however, leading Rob Zombie to honor Harris and her place in the franchise's mythology when he cast her in his reimagined "Halloween" (2007) and "Halloween II" (2009). Considered horror movie royalty and inducted into the Fangoria Horror Hall of Fame, the actress went on to star in a string of horror projects and was crowned by many media outlets as the industry's then reigning "scream queen." (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)