Tom Selleck has been a beloved figure in Hollywood since the beginning of his acting career, in the early 1970s. His roles on Magnum, P.I., Friends, and Blue Bloods have made him an unforgettable fixture on television.
Tom Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan. His family later moved to Sherman Oaks, California. He went to the University of Southern California on a basketball scholarship and played for the Trojans. During this time, he also began modeling.
Tom graduated with a degree in business administration and began to pursue acting. When he received a draft notice during the Vietnam War, he joined the California Coast Guard and served from 1967 to 1973.
Tom was enjoying success as the lead in Magnum, P.I. when he began dating Jillie Mack. The two went on to get married in 1987. In 1988, they welcomed their daughter, Hannah. Today, Hannah is all grown up. Instead of following her father’s footsteps in Hollywood, Hannah decided to pursue a career with horses.
Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack got married in August 1987.
Their daughter, Hannah Selleck, was born the following year. Now almost 30 years old, Hannah has a side business with her dad: breeding horses.
After Hannah was born, the family moved to Ventura County. Tom took a break from acting to enjoy family life on the farm. In a 2012 interview, he told People, “I quit Magnum to have a family. It took a long time to get off the train, but I try very hard to have balance, and this ranch has helped me do that.”
Hannah grew up with a passion for horses, so her parents were very supportive when she decided to pursue her dream of being an equestrian.
Hannah progressed into riding seriously around the age of 14. As she explained it to the Hollywood Reporter, “I fell in love with the competition itself.”
Although Hannah tried a more traditional career path, including a brief stint in PR, she realized she was destined to ride horses.
Tom was supportive of Hannah’s dream, which eventually led the two to open a boutique breeding stable in Hidden Valley. “My dad encouraged it a lot. He liked the idea of developing the babies and developing young horses, so he was a big supporter of this idea,” Hannah told the Hollywood Reporter.
Today, Hannah is very accomplished. She continues to be a competitive rider and has won many esteemed titles in her career.
Hannah has always loved horses, so getting into the breeding game only made sense.
“We want to show that we can produce the horses in the States, having them on the ground as foals and bringing them up through the young horse classes,” she told Sidelines.
She splits her time between breeding and competing, often working with younger horses because she enjoys the process of teaching them.
Hannah experienced a minor setback after breaking her leg in a show-jumping competition in early July 2018.
Hannah is already recovering from her injury, though, and she’ll definitely come back stronger than ever.
We can’t wait to see where Hannah’s passion will take her next!