Anna Chlumsky

Active - 1989 - 2019  |   Born - Dec 3, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Children's/Family

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Biography by Hal Erickson

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.

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  • 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.