Interesting Facts About Carrie Henn, Her Childhood and Life Achievements

Carrie Henn, nicknamed ‘Newt’ by her fans, is an award-winning American actress who is well known for her superb performances in Aliens, Aliens Revolution, and Triborn. It is also interesting to know that Carrie was recruited as a child actor by the producers of the Aliens franchise to play the newt character.

When the Aliens franchise ended, Henn decided not to further her acting opting to pursue a career in teaching instead. Despite featuring in only Aliens, the former actress became a household name and even went on to bag a Saturn Award. This article unravels facts about the early years, career as well as the life achievements of the former actress.

Carrie Henn’s Early Life

The former actress was christened Caroline Marie Henn following her birth on May 7th, 1976. Henn spent a minute part of her childhood years in the beautiful Panama City in the U.S state of Florida. After much digging, we uncovered some important information about Carrie’s family which we find quite interesting. Her father, who was identified as Kenneth Henn, served in the United States Air Force though as a non-commissioned officer.
On the other hand, the actress’s mum, Roseleen Henn, who was of British descent worked as a nurse. Henn’s only known sibling is her brother, Christopher Henn.

From the look of things one can say, Henn was raised alongside  Christopher and it was also gathered that as a toddler, she relocated with her family to Lakenheath, England. The relocation was due to her father’s transfer out of the United States. The Aliens star ended up spending 8 years in Lakenheath, little wonder she picked up the English accent.

Carrie Henn at a Glance

What are the Life Achievements of the Former Aliens Star?

Carrie enjoyed a successful acting career despite her early retirement. The widely acclaimed actress’ short span in the movie industry earned her many accolades and widespread praise.

Henn is a one-time recipient of the prestigious Saturn Award which she won in 1987 for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. The Florida native in that same year received two nominations at the Young Artist Awards.

The American actress was also nominated for Best Audio Commentary at the 2003 edition of the DVDX Award. Carrie’s nomination came on the heels of the excellent work she did on the Aliens films.

Other Facts About Carrie Henn

1. She holds dual citizenship

Carrie Henn’s father is of American origin while her mother is of British origin making her a British-American. The popular actress British origin is evident in her natural use of the British accent, however, Caroline rarely speaks of her British ancestry as she considers herself more of an American. It was also gathered that after her 8-year stay in England, Carrie traced her way back to the United States where she resides till date.

2. Carrie married her college sweetheart

Carrie tied the nuptial knot with her longtime heartthrob Nathan Kutcher on July 2, 2005. The duo met at California State University and it was love at first sight. Kutcher currently works as a police officer having bagged a degree in Criminal Justice.

More so, the union between Henn and her husband, Nathan, is blessed with two children with whom they enjoy a blissful home. We wish them a continued happy marriage.

3. Here’s why she quit acting after her appearance in the Alien series

On the completion of the Alien series, Carrie Henn opted to pursue her life-long passion to become a teacher. The former actress went on to earn a diploma in 1994 from Atwater High School. Carrie then proceeded to the prestigious California State University where she bagged a Liberal Studies degree. She currently works as a teacher in Northern California teaching fourth grade.

Interesting Facts About Carrie Henn, Her Childhood and Life Achievements
Carrie and Alien co-star Weaver Sigourney Weaver (image source)

4. The former actress made a reasonable amount of money from her acting stint

Carrie Henn may not be considered as the wealthiest actress in America but she has made quite a sizeable fortune from her little acting spell. The actual estimate of Carrie’s wealth is currently unknown but we believe her net worth to be above $1 million. Her wealth is believed to be gotten from her acting career, teaching, and other minor engagements.

5. Carrie Henn is a gallantly built lady

Carrie stands at a height of 5ft 10 inches which is equivalent to 1.55m. Her height is considered to be above the average height for women. She has also kept a trimmed physique despite being a mother of two kids.


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