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Get To Know About Stranger Things' Alum David Harbour's Girlfriend, Parents, and Career-Seven Facts

Joey Sun Feb 23 2020
Get To Know About Stranger Things' Alum David Harbour's Girlfriend, Parents, and Career-Seven Facts

American actor David Harbour won the Critics' Choice Television Award in 2018 for his role as Jim Hopper in Netflix series Stranger Things. His role in the Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink, Maya Hawke, Gaten Matarazzo, and Charlie Heaton starrer series also won him the nominations for  Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Awards.

In today's episode, we are presenting seven lesser-known facts about Harbour.

7. Born in New York to Real Es*ate Workers

Actor David Harbour was born as David Kenneth Harbour in New York, the United States of America, on 10 April 1975. His parents, Kenneth Harbour and Nancy Harbour (nee Riley), are both real es*ate workers.

"Stranger Things" actor David Harbour
"Stranger Things" actor David Harbour, Source: Pinterest

More specifically, his mother, Nancy, works in residential real es*ate while his father works in commercial real es*ate.

6. He was School Mate of Actors Sean Mather and Eyal Podell

Harbour attended the Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York, where his classmates included actors Sean Mather and Eyal Podell. Later in 1997, David Harbour completed his graduation from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

5. Harbour Started His Career from Theater

David Harbour started his acting career, in his mid-20s. His first acting role came on a Broadway production of The Rainmaker in 1999. He made his television debut the same year, with his appearance as a child murderer in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Harbour made his way to the stardom from his portrayal of the recurring character of MI6 Agent Roger Anderson in ABC series Pan Am.

4. Previously Engaged to Actress Maria Thayer

Actor David Harbour previously dated actress Maria Thayer. The pair were even engaged before they parted their ways.

David Harbour and Maria Thayer were engaged previously
David Harbour and Maria Thayer were engaged previously, Source: Married Wiki

Thayer is popularly known for her role in the television series Strangers with Candy, Eagleheart, and Comedy Bang! Bang!

3. Dating British Singer Lily Allen Since 2019

Harbour is currently dating a British singer Lily Allen. The couple started dating in mid-2019. They sparked their romance rumor after the British singer was seen with him while he was filming Black Widow in London in August 2019.

They fueled the rumor in early October when they were snapped kissing during the match between New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden.

Actor David Harbour and British singer Lily Allen snapped kissing at Madison Square Garden in October 2019
Actor David Harbour and British singer Lily Allen snapped kissing at Madison Square Garden in October 2019, Source: Harpers Bazaar

Later the same month, David brought Lily to the SNL after-party as his date. 

2. Lost Emmy Award for the Supporting Actor to Peter Dinklage

David Harbour's role in the Netflix series Stranger Things earned him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2017 and 2018. 

In 2018, he lost the award to American actor Peter Dinklage, who clinched the award for his role in Game of Thrones while he lost the award in 2017 to John Lithgow from The Crown.

Stranger Things is one of the most successful series starring Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp, and many other talented actors.

1. He was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

In June 2018, actor David revealed that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 25 in a tweet. At the time, the actor told that he was diagnosed with the disorder after his parents committed him to a psychiatric hospital following a manic episode. He also revealed that he, now, takes medication for the disease.

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