Anthimos Ananiadis

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Anthimos Ananiadis
Anthem Moss in The Wilmore Film Festival in Long Beach CA.jpg
Anthem Moss in The Wilmore Film Festival in Long Beach, California
Born (1985-06-09) June 9, 1985 (age 29)
Thesaloniki, Greece
Other names Anthem Moss

Anthem Moss (Born June 9, 1985) or Anthimos Ananiadis (Greek: Άνθιμος Ανανιάδης) is a Greek actor and model best known from his leading role in Maria, i Aschimi, the Greek edition of the television series Ugly Betty. For most of 2007-2008, he simultaneously played the lead role of Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate at the Britain Theatre.

Ananiadis was born in Thessaloniki (Greece) where he started studying theatre at the age of 12. After joining the National Drama School of Greece and landing an award-winning role for This is our Youth (2004) as “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” he went on to perform in the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games as “Love.” After spending a year in the army, Anthimos returned to the silver screen in Loathing and Camouflage (2005), which was both a commercial and critical success. By 2006, his leading role in Straight Story, the most successful movie in the history of Greece, earned him a nomination for “Best Leading Actor” in the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Then his role as “Alexis” in the hit TV series Ugly Maria earned him another nomination as “Best Leading Man” at the TV Faces Award. In 2007, after a critically acclaimed performance as Benjamin Braddock in the stage production of The Graduate, he also went on to star in the Greek version of Surfs Up (2007) and numerous other film, TV and stage productions. In his first year in Los Angeles, Anthem landed the leading role in the movie "1001 Ways To Enjoy The Missionary Position" opposite Amanda Plummer and the leading role in the film " Sol". He has also starred in another five independent feature films such as "Brief Star" directed by Juan Ramos, "The Hollywood Percentage" directed by Eddie Romero, "Dreams" directed by Peter Ferguson, "Player A" directed by Joshua Perev and Sayulita directed by Jacob Swanson. Most recently he has performed on stage playing Stanley Kowalsky in the theater production, "The Street Car Named Desire", by Tennessee Williams (2011).[1]

He is the son of the actress/model Evi Karagiani and Timotheou Ananiadi. His stepfather is the Greek actor Kostas Voutsas. One week after moving to Los Angeles, Anthimos beat out the competition to land the leading role of Joel in the Indie film 1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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