Hannah Barefoot was born and raised in Cody, Wyoming to Anita (a teacher) and Joe (an engineer and semi-professional singer). Always encouraged to perform from a young age, Hannah grew up dancing, singing alongside her talented father, and creating backyard plays with her sisters and neighborhood friends. She pursued a BFA in Theatre and Dance with a minor in Vocal Performance at the University of Wyoming, then finished her education with a degree in Drawing and Painting at Portland State University. Hannah has always been an athlete, both a competitive swimmer and an accomplished dancer for all of her childhood and well into college. Hannah continues to dance and sing, both professionally and for the love of it. She is also a kick boxer and has begun incorporating this into her films.
She landed her first leading film role in the LGBT cult favorite, 'The Falls: Testament of Love', as the jilted Mormon housewife of a man learning to own his sexuality. Her performance earned excellent reviews for it's grounded nature and raw emotional power. She has since continued to make a name for herself as a leading lady in indie features, with six lead roles in psychological thrillers in the past two years. She acted opposite David Tennant in the dark horse thriller ‘Bad Samaritan’ and has appeared in numerous television shows ranging from a recurring role on Amazon's 'Good Girls Revolt' to TNT's 'The Librarians'. In her writing and producing, she gravitates toward creating complex female characters who are basically good but who do bad things. She wrote, produced, and starred in the dark action comedy, 'Incendio', which screened in 17 festivals internationally and won 'Best Short', 'Best Stunt Choreography', and was nominated for many others (more at www.incendiofilm.com).
Hannah is the Development Associate of two-time Emmy winning director/producer, Scott Winant, and together they are creating projects that promote a complex feminist world-view. She is in development of her own series, a feature, and several shorts.
Hannah believes that gratitude and persistence win the day. Every time.