Anna Easteden

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Anna Easteden
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Born Anna Katariina Shemeikka
(1976-11-29) 29 November 1976 (age 37)
Tohmajärvi, Finland
Occupation Actress, model
Website
http://www.AnnaEasteden.com

Anna Easteden (born 29 November 1976) is an Award Nominated Finnish American actress whose film appearances include The House of Branching Love [1][2] (2009) and Sideways [3] (2009). She is known for her performance as "Bee Sting" in Who Wants to Be a Superhero? season 2 (2007) on Sci Fi Channel. She co-starred in soap operas: Passions and Days Of Our Lives on NBC, the television series Bones on Fox and Two and a Half Men on CBS.

Biography[edit]

Easteden was born in Tohmajärvi, Finland as Anna Katariina Shemeikka, the daughter of dairy farmers.[4][5] She has a younger brother, Antti. Easteden was raised in Finland until her teenage years, excelling in public schools, and graduating youngest in her class.

Modeling career[edit]

Easteden graduated from a Finnish modeling school at the age of 12 and shortly booked her first modeling job in Finland. She appeared in her first magazine cover after winning a national contest held by popular teen magazine SinäMinä (as Anna Shemeikka).

Still a teenager, Anna Easteden received her first international modeling contract with a Japanese modeling agency and moved to Tokyo. In Tokyo she appeared in advertisements for companies such as: Kanebo, Sony, Nissan, Wacoal, Oricom, NEC and Lux. She was designer Akira Kimijima's house model and had an exclusive contract with a Japanese cosmetics company. Easteden also worked as a model in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Slovakia, Guam and finally the United States. In the US, Anna Easteden has modeled for companies including: Avon, Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, XOXO, Hermès, Diesel, Pony, T-Mobile, Toyo Tires, Michael Antonio, Jockey, Ashworth, Kohl's, Nissan, Victoria's Bridal, Gottschalks, Anna's Linens, PajamaGram, Rio Hotel, Marie Claire, Chevy, Sue Wong and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.[6]

Acting career[edit]

Easteden started her acting career in TV commercials in Japan, Taiwan, and the United States. In her first play she was "Sleeping Beauty" in the play "Sleeping Beauty" which premiered in Chicago, at the Downers Grove Tivoli Theatre.

Easteden is known for her performance as Super villain "Beesting" from Who Wants to Be a Superhero?.[7] Her other television roles include: Two and a Half Men, Bones,[8] Passions,[9] and Days Of Our Lives.[10]

Easteden is the host of Wipeout in Finland, that started airing in Finland on FOX in March 2013.

Humanitarian Work[edit]

Easteden conducted a comparative legal research study on the different aspects of asylum procedures in selected European countries for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her research impacted the Slovak National Asylum Legislation, which was in the process of amendment. Easteden continued her work in Bratislava, with an international partner of The Foundation for a Civil Society (USA), where she was involved in the “Citizen Campaign “OK '98” for free and fair elections.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Easteden married an American baseball coach, Rob McKinley, in 2007. Easteden lives in Los Angeles'.[6][11]

Interviews/Media[edit]

Anna Easteden recently had an up close and personal interview with Louis Velazquez, host of the Ultimate Championship Wrestling Radio Show.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Inside Schwartz Golf Date Television series. Played as promos on NBC
2002 Law & Order Poster Movie Star Television series
2003 Let's Make a Deal Finnish Actress Television gameshow
Days of Our Lives Francoise Television series
2004 Casting About Herself
2005 Happy Endings Body Double Maimee
3 Wise Women Dorothy Snapp
2006 Bones Polina Decker Television series
2007 Who Wants to Be a Superhero? Bee Sting Television series
John from Cincinnati Beer Model Cutout Television series
You're So Dead Robin DeBiggers
2008 Passions Julian's nurse Television series
2009 The House of Branching Love Nina
Sideways Ally
2010 A Voice In The Dark Harriet
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Miranda from Sex and the City Television series
2011 Two and a Half Men Wanda Television series
Mann's World France's Redhead Television pilot
Temazcal Belle

Awards[edit]

In 2010, Easteden was nominated for Best Supporting Actress award at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The House of Branching Love (2009)". IMDB.com. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ "The House of Branching Love". plaza.fi. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Sideways (2009)". IMDB.com. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Anna Easteden. An International Actress". CinemaWithoutBorders.com. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Dairy Farm". savonsanomat.fi. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c "Anna Easteden Trivia". IMDB.com. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Who Wants To Be a Superhero? (2006)". IMDB.com. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Bones (2005)". IMDB.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Passions (1999)". IMDB.com. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Days Of Our Lives (1965)". IMDB.com. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Baseball Husband". ksml.fi. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  12. ^ http://www.ucwmagazine.com/annaeasteden.html

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