Danielle Andrea Harris is an American actress and film director, best known as a scream queen for her participation in several horror films, including four entries in the Halloween series 1988s HalloweenThe Return of Michael Myers, 1989s HalloweenThe Revenge of Michael Myers , 2007s Halloween and 2009s Halloween II . Other such turns include portraying Tosh in Urban Legend , Belle in Stake Land , and taking over the lead role of Marybeth Dunston in the Hatchet trilogy, for Hatchet II and Hatchet III .
Harris was born in Plainview, New York, and was raised by her single mother, Fran. Harris is Jewish and has one sister, Ashley. Her family moved to Port Orange, Florida, when she was two, where she attended Spruce Creek Elementary School. Harris won a beauty contest in elementary school, winning a trip to New York for ten days. While there, she was offered numerous modeling jobs, but turned them down due to the fact they were all far from her home. Her mother was eventually transferred back to New York due to her job and Harris began work as a model. She then began to appear in television commercials as well.