Facts To Note About David Harbour’s Career Achievements and Relationships

A truly gifted actor, David Harbour is an American movie star who is admired for his versatility. Experienced in both the theatre and screen, Harbour has worked extensively in Hollywood, stunning lovers of the cinema and rising to the top of the game. In the process, he has established himself as a household name in the USA.

Having kick-started his career since 1999, he has now been active as an actor for two decades and has already played more than 50 roles across theatre, movies and TV series, winning so many fans with his huge talent. The actor has severally won critical acclaim for his work onscreen and is recognized as one of the actors who understand how to really interpret movie roles.

David Harbour’s Hollywood Story

A long time before he actually became known as an actor to reckon with in Hollywood, David Harbour had already begun to thirst for stardom. Born on April 10, 1975, in White Plains, New York, Harbour developed an interest in acting right from when he was young and this reflects in what he studied in school.

According to our sources, he attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and graduated in 1997 with majors in drama and Italian. About two years later in 1999, he kickstarted his career as an actor.

He Started From The Stage

David Harbour officially began his acting career on stage. In 1999, he joined Broadway and took part in the theatre production of The Rainmaker, a play by N. Richard Nash. Harbour went on to act in several other stage plays, mesmerizing fans with his immense talent.

It is noteworthy that even after gaining his breakthrough in film, David Harbour continued taking part in theatre productions. In fact, in 2005, he got nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor in a Featured Role (Play) for his work in the theatre production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

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David Harbour in “Stranger Things”

Breaking Out As A Movie Star

David Harbour made his screen debut in 1999, the same year he began acting on stage – when he was cast to portray Mike in an episode of Law & Order. He went on to star in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2002 before landing another role as Christopher Clark in Hack in 2003.

In 2008, David Harbour gained wide popularity after portraying Gregg Beam, a CIA Agent in Quantum of Solace, a James Bond spy movie. The same year, he received wide acclaim after starring in Revolutionary Road as Shep Campbell. The next year, 2009, he continued his exploits after landing a role in State of Play, a political thriller film. At this point, Harbour was already a known face n Hollywood.

Over the following years, David Harbour starred in other highly-acclaimed movies and series, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2009, The Green Hornet in 2011, End of Watch in 2012 among many others.

David Harbour’s Stint With ‘Stranger Things’

David Harbour landed the biggest role in his acting career in 2016 when he was cast to portray Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, an American science fiction-horror web television series. He has appeared in many episodes of the series and still features on the show.

His role on the Stranger Things TV series made him hugely popular around the world and even earned him nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. He eventually won the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

However, the fate of his Stranger Things character is not known as he went missing towards the end of season 3 and may not make a comeback in subsequent seasons.

David Harbour’s Romance With Famous And Gorgeous Women

The actor has enjoyed awesome romantic relationships with different women over the years. Just like him, these women with whom he has had relationships are also celebrities who are doing well for themselves.

Who is His Girlfriend?

David Harbour is currently dating Lily Allen, a beautiful English singer and songwriter. The couple began a relationship in the summer of 2019 and have remained together ever since. They have been spotted several times together already. In fact, they were caught on camera kissing, and showing deep affection for each other at Madison Square Garden in October 2019.

So far, it appears that Harbour and Allen are bent on making things work between them and taking their romance to the next level.

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David Harbour and Lily Allen

The Other Women Linked To Him

Before meeting Lily Allen, David Harbour had already had previous relationships with other women.

  • Alison Sudol

David Harbour and Alison Sudol, an American singer and songwriter, began dating in 2018 and their romance lasted until early 2019. The couple went public with their romance during the award season in 2018. Sadly, their affair crashed the next year.

  • Julia Stiles

Before meeting Alison Sudol, David Harbour dated popular American actress, Julia Stiles. According to reports, the two were in love for about four years between 2011 and 2015 before they eventually broke up.

  • Maria Thayer

David Harbour also used to date Maria Thayer, an American actress. The couple began dating in 2009 and shared many beautiful moments before they broke up in 2011.


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