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Anna Akana          

Actress, YouTube Star & Filmmaker

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 2.65 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 has appeared in Freeform's The Fosters and Comedy Central’s Broken People as well as the films Kids vs. Monsters, Hello, My Name is Doris, Go Back to China, Ant Man, You Get Me, and Stitchers. Akana wrote and stared in her second digital series Miss 2059, which ran from 2016 to 2018.

In 2018, she appeared in the TV shows Corporate and Big City Green. In addition, she won a Streamy Award for her performance as the lead role in YouTube's original web drama, Youth & Consequences.

Anna has sold out two North American stand up tours, where she mostly plays comedy songs on guitar. She also released her first book, So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister about the loss of her teen sister to suicide and how she took to comedy to heal.

In 2019, Akana released her debut single, "Intervention" and later that year, released music videos to other singles along with her first album Casualty.


29-Year-Old Anna Akana Balances Comedy and Tragedy

TV, film, YouTube, stand-up, and music, Anna Akana can do it all.

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