Though fourth-billed in her first film, My Girl (1991), 9-year-old advertising model Anna Chlumsky was clearly the star. Playing a mortician's daughter learning about life and love in the early 1970s, Anna made one of the more auspicious movie debuts in recent memory; she also administered the first screen kiss to juvenile superstar Macauley Culkin. Chlumsky would go on to appear as a child actor in films like My Girl 2 (1993), Trading Mom (1994) and Golddiggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995), but eventually transitioned successfully into adult roles with 2007's Blood Car, and acclaimed series like In the Loop, White Collar and Veep.
Biography by Hal Erickson
- Began modeling when she was 10 months old.
- As a teenager, wanted to be a paleontologist.
- Breakout role came playing Vada Sultenfuss, a precocious 11-year-old daughter of a mortician in 1991's My Girl.
- Took a seven year hiatus from acting to attend college and pursue a writing career.
- Has appeared in several off-Broadway plays, including Measure for Measure and The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero.