Hannah Gross is a Canadian actress and plays the role of Debbie Mitford in Mindhunter.

Personal Life

Gross was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is the daughter of actors Martha Burns and Paul Gross. She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, minoring in Religious Studies. She currently lives in the Chinatown neighbourhood of Manhattan.


In 2010, Gross played Katie in Sharon Pollock's 1984 play Doc and directed Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She performed in Williams' 1953 one-act play Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen in 2012. Gross was cast in I Used to Be Darker (2013) after meeting its director, Matthew Porterfield, at the after show party for the New York City screening of his previous film, Putty Hill (2010). Also in 2013, she played the title character in Dustin Guy Defa's short film Lydia Hoffman Lydia Hoffman. Gross played the lead female character in Charles Poekel's film Christmas, Again, which had its premiere at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival. She also performed in Nathan Silver's 2014 film Uncertain Terms, and reunited with him in his 2015 film, Stinking Heaven. Also in 2014, Gross played the lead role in David Raboy's short film Beach Week.

In 2017, Gross played the role of Debbie Mitford in the Netflix drama Mindhunter, in which she played a post-graduate student at the University of Virginia and the girlfriend of one of the two leads.


Film and Television Appearances
Year Title Role Media
2002 Men with Brooms Girl at Game Film
2004 Wilby Wonderful Girl at Motel Film
2005 Drei Mädchen Daughter Short Film
2013 I Used to Be Darker Abby Film
2013 Lydia Hoffman Lydia Hoffman Lydia Hoffman Short Film
2013 The Sixth Year Gabby Film
2014 Uncertain Terms Cammy Film
2014 Christmas, Again Lydia Film
2014 Haze Natalie Short Film
2015 Valedictorian Emily Film
2015 Stinking Heaven Ann Film
2015 Take What You Can Carry Lilly Short Film
2015 Beach Week Laure Short Film
2015 Little Cabbage Ana Short Film
2016 The Zeno Question Kirsten Short Film
2016 Dramatic Relationships Short Film
2016 Psychic Ills: Baby Girl at Bar Short Film
2016 Psychic Ills: Another Change Girl Short Film
2016 Unless Norah Film
2016 Nightshade Rose Waltz Short Film
2017 Marjorie Prime Young Marjorie Film
2017 Mindhunter Debbie Mitford TV Series
2018 The Mountain Susan Film
2018 The Sinner Marin TV Series
2018 Deadwax Etta Pryce TV Series
2019 The Education of Fredrick Fitzell Karen Film (In Production)


  1. Profile on Hannah Gross on Wikipedia