Hannah Jane Shepard Is an Academician With Impressive Award

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Hannah Jane Shepard Is an Academician With Impressive Award
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Hannah Jane Shepard is the one and only daughter of the late writer and director Sam Shepard and widely popular actress, Jessica Lange. Although belonging to such famous parents, Hannah has been able to maintain a private life until her 30s today.

Here, we will shed light on the past life of Jane along with her parents. This article will also discuss her famous parent’s life and some interesting facts about their life.

Hanna Jane Shepherd Grew-up With Three Siblings

Jane was born to the late screenwriter, Sam Shepherd and his ex-partner Jessica Lange on January 13, 1986. As the first daughter of the duo, she had a well-to-do upbringing.

Hannah Jane is the daughter of Sam and Jessica
Young Jane with her mother Jessica Lange. Source: Instagram

Following Jane, the pair gave birth to yet another child, a son, Samuel Walker on June 14th, 1987. The two siblings have an age difference of a year or so. Sam is her only biological sibling.

Along with Sam, Jane has two other siblings, Jesse Shepard and Shura Baryshnikov. They are her half-siblings, from each of her parents’ previous relationships.

Jesse was born to Sam and his ex-wife, O-Lan Jones, whereas, Shura is the daughter of Jane with her former partner, Aleksandra Lange Baryshnikov.

Hannah Jane Shepard with her parents, younger brother and half-sister.
Jane with her father Sam, mother Jessica, brother Sam (left) and half-sister Shura(right). Source: Getty

All of her siblings are established in the entertainment industry. Sam is a musician, Jesse is a screenwriter, and Shura is an actress and dancer.

Hannah’s Parents Were Never Married

Despite giving birth and raising two children together, Shepard and Lange never married each other. They remained girlfriend and boyfriend for years.

Sam and Jessica first met on the set of the film, Frances, and had an instant attraction. They started dating in 1982.

They Dated For 27 Years

The duo decide to start a family without marrying. As a result, they gave birth to two of their children and stayed in a stable relationship until 2009.

Hannah Jane's parents did not marry but were in a relationship for nearly 3 decades.
Sam and Jessica broke up in 2009 leaving their 27 years of relationship. Source: Just Jared

The popular relationship soon started having its problems but peacefully ended without any controversies. Both of their children were already in their 20s when the duo parted.

Did They Marry Anyone After The Separation?

Surprisingly to many, the popular writer and actress never married another person after separating from each other. In an interview with People in 2010, Sam shared how hard he and her ex-girlfriend tried to save their relationship,

We’re definitely an incredible match. But, you know, not without fireworks… although at this point, you know, she’s the only woman I could live with. Who could live with me! What other woman would put up with me?”

Maybe the two did not find anyone to complete them after breaking up with each other.

Shephard Lost Her Father in 2017

Following the tragic separation of her parents, yet another grief hit Hannah as she had to lose her father. Sam took his last breath on July 27, 2017, in his house located in Midway, Kentucky. He died at the age of 73 due to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

His funeral was held in a private space in the presence of his children and well-wishers.

Jane Graduated From Fordham University

Hannah reportedly completed her former education at Stillwater High School Minnesota followed by Sarah Lawrence College. Following this, she decided to pursue her interest in history and joined Fordham University.

Jane was appreciated for her 2013 paper, “Vanished in Plain Sight: Scots-Irish Presbyterian in Wisconsin, 1830-1890.” She also received the Loomie Prize for it which was manually provided for the history student who wrote the best seminar paper for MA and Ph.D.

Hannah Works In The Field of Academics: Her Career

In contrast to the members of her family, Jane decided to get into a profession in a different field. She is a professor, researcher, and educator. Hannah has worked professionally with several reputed educational institutions such as the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Hannah Jane Shepard is an educator and also a philanthropist.
Jane is an established professor.

Following this, she also worked with The Public Theater and the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History. At present, she is an administrative assistant for the Hawthorne Valley Association.

She Is Also Into Philanthropy

Along with an educator, Hannah is also an active social worker. In coordination with her current workplace, Hawthrone, she has also done several charity programs.

The Shepard daughters indulged with an initiative,’ African Solutions to African Problems’ that helps and supports orphans and children at risk of AIDS in South Africa.

The 38-year-old Seems To Be Single Until Today

Unlike her parents, who had been popular for their romantic involvements all these years, Hannah lives a single life. Jane does not have any history of love relationships till today.

Hannah seems to be all invested in her professional career and growth rather than romantic involvements. She has also tried her best to keep every aspect of her personal life a secret. Shepard is not seen in any social media, so even if she has someone special in her life, we have a very low chance of knowing about it.

Hannah Shares A Loving Bond With Her Mother

While living such a secretive life, Jane is occasionally seen with her mother, Jessica. The last time they were noticed together in the public was in 2021. The mother-daughter duo went on an early birthday celebration for Hannah at Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood.

Hannah Jane with her mother Jessica Lange.
Jane Shepard makes an appearance with her mom.

They had lunch together and spent quality time. Along with this, they have also made appearances in a few shows and award functions such as the Closing Night of the 40th New York Film Festival.

What is Hannah Jane Shepard’s Net Worth?

Keeping all of her personal and professional details private from the media, it is obvious that her income is hidden too. Despite this, we can assume that Hannah has a net worth of $250,000 which is helping her live a well-to-do life in the States.

On the other hand, her late father left a sum of over $10 million at the time of his death. Similarly, her mother also has an impressive amount of net worth of whooping $20 million.