Hannah Margaret Selleck can be described as a blue-blooded Hollywood queen. Born in Hollywood, California as the daughter of her famous parents Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack, she had the perfect recipe for a life of glamour and glamour. But soon after her birth, her father bought a ranch house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, and the family had to move. Her parents had decided to protect her from Hollywood so that she could lead a “normal” life.
The move to the ranch house exposed the Sellecks to outdoor life. Her father, Tom Selleck, started avocado breeding, while Hannah fell in love with horseback riding. Prior to her move, Tom Selleck had already learned the art of riding for his roles in a number of western films, including The Sackettes (1979) and Quigley Down Under (1990). While the veteran Hollywood actor only got involved in horseback riding for his film roles, his daughter Hannah Selleck made a career as an accomplished rider. This love between father and daughter for the horse culminated in their collaboration in a horse breeding business in Hidden Valley, California.
About Hannah Margaret Selleck’s Early Life and Career
Hannah Margaret Selleck was born on 16 December 1988. She is the daughter of the famous Hollywood actor and producer Tom Selleck, who was known for television roles such as Thomas Magnum in Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988) and more recently as Commissioner Frank Reagan in Blue Bloods.
Her mother, Jillie Joan Mack, is a former actress and dancer born in England. Hannah’s father had met her mother Jillie Mack in London after seeing her perform in the musical Cats. The rest became history when they finally got married, and a year later their daughter Hannah Selleck was born.
After Hannah’s arrival, the family moved from Hollywood to a ranch house in Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village, California. The ranch extends over 65 acres of land, with a horse ranch and a 20-acre avocado farm. It is no surprise that young Hannah Margaret was interested in horseback riding. Her love of horses dates back to when she was just 4 years old and tried to learn to ride on the back of a Shetland pony. This early experience had a great influence on young Hannah and aroused a passionate interest in the four-legged animal.
Hannah was also encouraged by her parents to explore other activities such as skating, football, gymnastics, and even ballet. However, her love for horses continued throughout her teenage years and into adulthood. She has shown little or no interest in the glamorous Hollywood her parents are part of but has made a career as a world-class rider.
Even as a rising equestrian star, Hannah Selleck had time to attend Loyola Marymount University, where she majored in Communications. After graduating in 2011 she gave an insight into the corporate world. She completed a six-month internship at a PR firm in Beverly Hills, but she didn’t like being inside all day, so she quit and returned to riding.
More Facts About Tom Selleck’s Daughter
Hannah Margaret Selleck began her junior career at the age of ten. She has also earned a number of laurels, including the Silver Team Medal at the 2005 Prix de States, the 16-year-old riding championship at the 2006 Capital Challenge, the $35,000 Grand Prix Blenheim Summer Classic II (2010), the $10,000 Blenheim Summer Classic 1.35 Classic (2011) and several others.
As a world-class showjumper, Selleck now competes at Grand Prix level. She competes alongside the best riders in the world at such prestigious events as the Gucci Masters Tournament (2011) and the 2015 Longines Masters in her hometown of Los Angeles.
Hannah Selleck does not want to follow in her parents’ footsteps. In terms of her career, Tom Selleck’s daughter would not want to be in Hollywood like her famous parents. According to her, she took an acting class in college, and she was terrified. Different strokes for different people!
The world-class horse jumper has also made some remarkable model appearances. She was the focus of the 2013 advertising campaign for the deodorant brand “Reviver”, which had some racy photoshoots. She seemed to feel very comfortable in front of the camera, but she has no plans to make modeling a full-time career in the future. According to her she only does it for her sponsors.
Together with her father Tom Selleck, Hannah runs Descanso Farm’s Boutique in her hometown of California. The farm develops young horses into high-quality sport horses for sale or for personal use.
Hannah Selleck is an ambassador for the equestrian charity JustWorld International. In March 2014 she went skydiving to raise money for the organization.