December 3, 1980 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Spouse(s)||Shaun So (2008–present)|
Anna Chlumsky (born December 3, 1980) is an American actress first known for playing Vada Sultenfuss in the 1991 movie My Girl and its 1994 sequel; since 2012 she is best known for her role in the HBO series Veep.
Chlumsky entered show business at an early age, modeling with her mother in an advertising campaign. Her roles in My Girl and My Girl 2 brought her fame.
Hiatus from acting
As a child Chlumsky considered working with horses or in paleontology. Once she reached adulthood, roles became scarce and she began to consider other careers. She attended the University of Chicago, graduating in 2002 with a BA in International Studies.
After graduation she worked as a fact-checker for the Zagat Survey and served as an editorial assistant for a HarperCollins science fiction-fantasy imprint. She found this work unsatisfying and decided to return to acting. She went to the Atlantic Acting School in Manhattan to receive formal training.
Chlumsky appeared on the March 8, 2007, episode of 30 Rock, called "The Fighting Irish," as Liz Lemler; as Mary Calvin in a season 17 episode of Law & Order, first airing on January 12, 2007; and as Lisa Klein in a season 20 episode, first airing March 15, 2010. She was in four episodes of the ABC dramedy Cupid.
Chlumsky starred in the Off Broadway production of Unconditional by Brett C. Leonard at The Public Theater, which opened on February 2008; it was produced by the LAByrinth Theater Company, She also starred in Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead in November 2005 at the American Theatre of Actors in New York City. In June 2012 she starred in the world premiere of David Adjmi's 3C at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York.
She appeared in Armando Iannucci's BBC Films political satire In The Loop, costarring with Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Chris Addison, James Gandolfini, and Mimi Kennedy, a quasi-spinoff of Iannucci's BBC TV series The Thick of It. She plays Liza, a State Department assistant in the movie. Chlumsky currently plays the chief of staff to vice-president Julia Louis-Dreyfus in HBO's Veep, also produced by Iannucci.
Dan Aykroyd, who played her father in the two My Girl films, has said that a script for a third film has been in development since 2003. In April 2012 Chlumsky "put to rest" any rumors that such a film was in development.
Chlumsky graduated from Walther Lutheran High School, and in 2002 from the University of Chicago. In October 2007, she announced her engagement to Army Reserve member Shaun So. They were married on March 8, 2008. "Shaun's family is Chinese, and my family is Catholic. So we're going to do a fusion of the two cultural traditions," Chlumsky said at the Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards. In March 2013, Chlumsky announced that she is expecting their first child. Chlumsky revealed that she will be having a girl.
|1989||Uncle Buck||School Child|
|1991||My Girl||Vada Margaret Sultenfuss||Won – MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Macaulay Culkin)
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Culkin)
|1994||My Girl 2||Vada Sultenfuss|
|1994||Trading Mom||Elizabeth Martin|
|1995||Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain||Jody Salerno||Won – Young Artist Awards for Best Young Leading Actress in a Feature Film|
|1997||A Child's Wish||Missy Chandler||TV movie|
|1997||Miracle in the Woods||Gina Weatherby / Field Pea||TV movie|
|1998||Cupid||Jill||Episode: "Meat Market"|
|1998||Early Edition||Megan Clark||Episode: "Teen Angels"|
|2007||Eight Days a Week||Riley McGann||Unaired series|
|2007||30 Rock||Liz Lemler||Episode: "The Fighting Irish"|
|Law & Order||Mary Calvin,
|Episodes: "Charity Case", "Innocence"|
|2009||House Rules||Scotty Fisher||TV movie|
|2009||In the Loop||Liza Weld|
|2009||The Good Guy||Lisa|
|2009||Cupid (2009 TV series)||Josie||4 episodes; the 2nd rom-com dramedy of the same name|
|2009||My Sweet Misery||Chloe|
|2009||12 Men of Christmas||Jan Lucas||TV movie|
|2010||The Quinn-tuplets||Rachel Quinn||TV (pilot) movie|
|2010||Civil Unions: A Love Story||Short|
|2010||Covert Affairs||Vivian Long||Episode: "I Can't Quit You Baby"|
|2011||Lights Out||Charlie||Episodes: "Headgames", "The Shot"|
|2011||Three Weeks, Three Kids||Jennifer Mills||TV Movie|
|2011||White Collar||Agent Melissa Matthews||Episodes: "Where There's a Will", "Countdown"|
|2012||Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship||Sabrina|
|Veep||Amy Brookheimer||Series regular|
|2012||Army Wives||Jessica Anderson||Episode: "Tough Love"|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jocelyn Paley||Episode: "Twenty-Five Acts"|
|2013||Hannibal||Miriam Lass||Episode: "Entrée"|
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