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Anna Akana          

Actress and YouTube Star

Anna Akana started her YouTube channel in 2011, jumpstarting her career as an actress, producer, filmmaker and writer. In 2013, she wrote and starred in the digital series “Riley Rewind,” which garnered over 25 million views across YouTube, Facebook and Netflix. Now with over 1.7 million subscribers Anna produces shorts films, sketches and series for her channel, in addition to her weekly YouTube show, which features semi-autobiographical comedic stories where she portrays multiple roles.

As a screen actress, Akana can also recently be seen in recurring roles on Freeform’s “The Fosters” and Comedy Central’s “Broken People,” as well as in the films “Kids vs. Monsters,” “Hello, My Name is Doris” and “Ant Man.” Upcoming, she can be seen starring alongside Bella Thorne and Halston Sage in Awesomeness Film’s new thriller “You Get Me,” and recurring in the Comedy Central series “Hampton Deville” and Freeform’s “Stitchers”.

Anna concluded her North American comedy tour “Show and Tell,” which she completed while also working on several digital and long form projects currently in development. Her second digital series “Miss 2059,” premiered in June 2016.

In 2018, she appeared in the TV shows "Corporate" and "Big City Green."



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