Date of Birth : Jul 21st 1978
Josh Hartnett was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Graduated from South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June of 1996, then attended SUNY in Purchase, New York. By April of 1997, he was offered the role of Michael Fitzgerald in the short-lived American television series “Cracker” (1997). Josh started off doing small plays and national commercials, but is beginning to break into the big-screen movie business with his starring role in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998).
Hartnett first came to audiences’ attention as Michael Fitz Fitzgerald in the television series Cracker,” and he made his feature film debut in 1998, co-starring with Jamie Lee Curtis in Miramax’s Halloween: H20. For his efforts, he received an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance. Also in that year, he starred in The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez, again for Miramax. He followed in 1999 with a starring role opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film which marked Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut, the critically acclaimed black comedy, The Virgin Suicides.
From 2004 to late 2006 he dated Scarlett Johansson.
In 2008 he moved to London to act on the West End, playing the role of Charlie Babbit in the stage adaptation of Rain Man.