All About Tom Selleck’s Daughter Hannah Selleck

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Hannah Selleck is the only daughter of actor Tom Selleck

<p>Steve Granitz/WireImage</p> Actor Tom Selleck arrives at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on September 16, 2007.

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Actor Tom Selleck arrives at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on September 16, 2007.

Tom Selleck has been a star since the 1980s when he got his big break playing Thomas Magnum on Magnum P.I., but he prefers to spend less time filming and more time at home with his family.

In August 1987, Selleck married Jillie Mack, and a little over a year later, they welcomed their daughter, Hannah Selleck.

Not long after, Selleck quit Magnum P.I. at the height of his fame and pulled out of filming the 1992 movie Christopher Columbus: The Discovery with Marlon Brando, opting for a quieter life with his family on their California ranch.

"It wasn't worth it. It was never going to be worth it," Selleck told PEOPLE in May 2024, later adding, "I think I’ve been a good dad. But you always think you missed opportunities."

Related: Who Is Tom Selleck's Wife? All About Jillie Mack

Though Selleck eventually returned to acting and has been starring as police chief Frank Reagan on CBS’ Blue Bloods since 2010, work-life balance has continued to be his main priority.

"I'm a fairly private person. And I've always treasured the balance between work and time with my family. It's always about them,” he told PEOPLE of his wife and daughter in 2020.

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Tom Selleck and his wife Jillie Mack with their daughter Hannah Selleck.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Tom Selleck and his wife Jillie Mack with their daughter Hannah Selleck.

Both Selleck and Mack are glad they raised Hannah on the ranch and out of the spotlight, noting that the country lifestyle was good for her. “We both thought it was the best environment for her to grow up,” Mack told PEOPLE in 2012.

Hannah's upbringing seemingly had a strong influence on her as she went on to become an accomplished equestrian and now owns her own farm.

Here's everything to know about Tom Selleck's daughter, Hannah Selleck.

She was born in December 1988

<p>Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection</p> Tom Selleck with his wife Jillie Mack and their daughter Hannah Selleck.

Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection

Tom Selleck with his wife Jillie Mack and their daughter Hannah Selleck.

Hannah was born on Dec. 16, 1988, not long after her parents married. Hannah's birth inspired Selleck to take a break from working and spend more time on the ranch with his family.

"I quit Magnum, not because I didn't like it or I was tired of it. I was tired from it. And I wanted a three-dimensional life because I didn't have one,” he told PEOPLE in 2012.

Before Hannah's birth, Selleck adopted his ex-wife Jacqueline Ray's son, Kevin.

She’s an equestrian jumping athlete

<p>Eric COLOMER/Gamma-Rapho</p> Hannah Selleck at the International Gucci Masters Competition - Day 2 on December 3, 2011.

Eric COLOMER/Gamma-Rapho

Hannah Selleck at the International Gucci Masters Competition - Day 2 on December 3, 2011.

Hannah started riding horses at age 4 and has made a name for herself as an equestrian jumping athlete, first participating in the show ring at age 10.

During her junior career, Hannah was an award-winning competitor, winning team silver medals at the 2005 Prix des States Junior Jumper National Championship and in the junior division of the 2006 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships.

Hannah was named the United States Equestrian Federation Hunt Medal Finals Reserve Champion in 2007 and won the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West in 2008. That same year, Hannah competed in the NAJYRC in Parker, Colorado and went on to win both individual and team gold medals in the Young Rider division and a style of riding award.

As an adult, Hannah still participates in the show ring. In September 2022, she competed in the Hampton Classic Horse Show with her horse Rumple. She posted a series of photos of them in action, captioned: “Rumple’s @hamptonclassic debut 🌟.”

When Wellington International published a feature on Hannah spotlighting her riding career in July 2023, she talked about how her parents encouraged her love of riding from a young age.

"I started riding when I was four years old. I grew up on a ranch and was lucky to have some lovely ranch horses," she said. "My dad knew how to ride; he had learned to ride for Western movies. He is a good horseman."

She’s a graduate of Loyola Marymount University

<p>Greg Doherty/Getty </p> Hannah Selleck attends the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championship at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on November 4, 2017.

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Hannah Selleck attends the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championship at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on November 4, 2017.

Hannah attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2011, graduating with a bachelor's degree in communication studies.

In a 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hannah spoke about her attempt to pursue a professional career in PR and communications. Ultimately, she felt she couldn’t spend so much time away from her horses.

“When I finished college, I thought I might want a career that would support me to ride at a high level as an amateur," she said, "I got a job at a public relations firm — as an internship — and I worked there for a bit, maybe six months, in Beverly Hills."

Hannah continued, "That was the first time that I had been away from the horses, and I was miserable. I was only able to ride on the weekends, and that was a huge shock. After that, I realized I have to do the horses, so I quit the PR job."

In January 2023, she earned her master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School, according to her LinkedIn profile.

She owns and operates a farm for show horses

Tom Selleck's daughter Hannah Selleck with horses.
Tom Selleck's daughter Hannah Selleck with horses.

In 2010, Hannah started Descanso Farms, a place to breed and raise high-quality show horses. The name is a nod to her family’s Rancho de Descanso, which means “Ranch of Rest.”

According to the Descanso Farms website, she started with the foals of her former grand prix mare, Tosca van het Lambroeck, who were born in 2012, and since then, she’s been “dedicated to developing young horses to the peak of their potential, with the utmost care and attention given to every step of the process.”

Hannah competes with Descanso Farms horses herself and also leases them to other equestrian jumping athletes. She also serves as an ambassador for Brooke USA, a charity dedicated to improving the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules in the developing world.

She dabbles in modeling

<p>Alexander Tamargo/Getty </p> Hannah Selleck attends the 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series at Gulfstream Park on January 23, 2021.

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Hannah Selleck attends the 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series at Gulfstream Park on January 23, 2021.

While horses are the center of Hannah’s life and career, she has modeled for brands that she’s sponsored by.

Scattered in between her photos with her horses on Instagram are promotional modeling photos for activewear and lifestyle brands like Adidas, Gigi C Bikinis, Bandier and Tropic of C.

She’s suffered from riding injuries

<p>Stephane Cardinale/Corbis</p> Hannah Selleck attends the Style & Competition for Amade at the Gucci Paris Masters 2012 at Paris Nord Villepinte.

Stephane Cardinale/Corbis

Hannah Selleck attends the Style & Competition for Amade at the Gucci Paris Masters 2012 at Paris Nord Villepinte.

Hannah has had her fair share of injuries throughout her career, but in June 2018, she suffered a major fall. Hannah was competing at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada, when she fell from her horse and shattered her tibia and fibula. At the time, she was using magnetic stirrups that did not release as they should when her mount refused a jump.

“Being told that I might not run again was pretty intense,” Hannah said in a 2022 interview with Modern Luxury Palm Beach, recalling the accident.

Luckily, she made a full recovery and resumed riding. Hannah shared that her parents have always motivated her to get back on the horse after a fall.

“If you take up riding, you are bound to take a few tumbles,” she said, recalling stories of falling off a Shetland pony at a young age and her parents insisting that she get back up and ride again.

While talking to Wellington International in 2023, Hannah explained how her injury and the seven month long recovery that came with it impacted her perspective on life.

"I had several falls, injuries, and broken bones before, but this was the first time I got hurt and realized it is one thing if I am not able to ride again but another if I am not able to live my day-to-day life as I had always imagined and taken for granted," she said.

She believes in holistic healing

<p>Instagram/hannahselleck</p> Tom Selleck's daughter Hannah Selleck takes a selfie outdoors.

Instagram/hannahselleck

Tom Selleck's daughter Hannah Selleck takes a selfie outdoors.

After her fall in 2018, Hannah turned to alternative healing therapies in addition to traditional medicine and technology.

“I have always been a very mentally strong rider,” she told Modern Luxury Palm Beach. “I have always thought you can just push through everything — so it was shifting my thinking that restorative yoga is just as important as my cardio. That shift is a good thing for sure."

She added of her holistic approach to healing, “I worked with an energy healer and we worked on a lot of guided meditations and visualizations.”

She loves to celebrate her family’s wins

<p>Instagram/hannahselleck</p> Tom Selleck with his daughter Hannah Selleck in Washington, D.C.

Instagram/hannahselleck

Tom Selleck with his daughter Hannah Selleck in Washington, D.C.

Much like her dad, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family when she isn’t working. In April 2022, she accompanied her dad to Washington, D.C., to watch him get honored by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans for his work.

She shared a photo of herself and Selleck posing in front of the Capitol building with the caption, “Had the privilege to see dad honored in DC last week for his work with @horatioalgerassociation."

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