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      Anna Akana

      Anna Akana

      Highest Rated: 82% Go Back to China (2019)

      Lowest Rated: 24% Hooking Up (2020)

      Birthday: Aug 18, 1989

      Birthplace: Monterey County, California, USA

      It was a painful and unexpected event that led actor and comedian Anna Akana to pursue a career in entertainment. Born in 1989 into a military family, Akana had traveled with her family to a new state or even a new country every few years for much of her upbringing. The process helped her pick up Japanese and Spanish, but it wasn't until tragedy struck in 2007 that Akana began to seriously take stock of her life's direction. Her sister Kristina, who was just 13 years old, committed suicide. It was only after several months of grief that a Margaret Cho stand-up comedy special prompted Akana to laugh out loud for the first time since her sister's death. The moment of clarity was overwhelming-comedy was something that could truly help people. By 19, Akana was performing in the Los Angeles stand-up scene, though persistent anxiety led her to channel her comedic efforts into a YouTube channel in 2011. Her video shorts tackling everything from mental illness to her mixed Asian-American and European-American heritage struck a chord with viewers, and she soon wracked up over 1.5 million subscribers. She would produce and direct several short films in addition to her regular videos, eventually creating and co-starring in "Miss 2059" (Verizon go90, 2016-) and appearing regularly on "Single by 30" (Youtube Red, 2016-). She also published the book Surviving Suicide in 2013.

      Highest rated movies

      Go Back to China
      Let It Snow Hooking Up

      Photos

      cc: Short Form "Nothing to Report", Anna Akana (L), Brandon Routh (R), ©CC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 27% Blade of the 47 Ronin Unknown (Character) - 2022
      24% 52% Hooking Up Elizabeth (Character) - 2020
      82% No Score Yet Go Back to China Sasha Li (Character) - 2019
      81% 47% Let It Snow Kerry (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 26% You Get Me Lydia (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 52% Dirty 30 Ashley (Character) - 2016

      TV

      Credit
      100% 100% Oni: Thunder God's Tale Ann-Brella (Voice) 2022
      No Score Yet 84% Amphibia Sasha (Guest Voice) 2021
      No Score Yet 83% Home Economics Lindsay (Guest Star) 2021
      No Score Yet 67% A Million Little Things Dakota (Guest Star) 2020-2021
      No Score Yet 63% Big City Greens Gloria (Guest Voice),
      Unknown (Voice)
      2018-2019 2021
      100% 53% Magical Girl Friendship Squad Daisy (Voice) 2020
      No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Rhea Moretti (Guest Star) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Magical Girl Friendship Squad: Origins Daisy (Voice) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 84% Stitchers Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 88% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2016