Anzu Lawson

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Anzu Lawson, (born Cristina Anzu Lawson in Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States) and is an American actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, playwright, director and screenwriter. She has also been credited under the names Cristina Lawson, Cristina Anzu Lawson and Anzu Cristina.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Anzu's American father was in the Navy, stationed in Japan, when he met and married her mother, Keiko. The family moved to Cerritos, California where they lived until Anzu was 15 years old, at which point the two girls moved to Japan with their mother after Anzu was scouted by a modeling agency and offered a 3-year modeling contract. After meeting Jon Anderson of the band YES in Japan. Anzu began recording music. She was signed to Avex Records – Japan where she reached Number #1 on the Japanese Billboard Charts in 2003 with her cover of "The Rose."


Lawson was signed to Japanese a label where she reached number 1 on the Japanese Billboard charts with her cover of the single "The Rose" on Avex Records.[5] She also reached number 1 on the European Dance charts with her single "Sweet Clarity" with a project called Aquabox produced by Lee Curreri.[6] She has also sung on multiple movie soundtracks produced by Harry Gregson-Williams, Heitor Pereira and Hans Zimmer such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Spy Game, The Da Vinci Code, Sinbad, and Illegal Tender. She also wrote the song "I Am Onto You" for No Way Back, starring Russell Crowe and directed by Frank Cappello.[7][8] In addition to singing and songwriting, Anzu also plays the piano, guitar and flute.[citation needed]

Her first screen test was at age 8 to play Mako's granddaughter for an East West Players film production and she starred in her first American movie opposite Viggo Mortensen in American Yakuza, directed by Frank Cappello.[9] Frank Cappello also directed the dark comedy He Was A Quiet Man, where he cast Anzu opposite Christian Slater, to play his neighbor. She was nominated "Best Actress" for her role as Yoko Ono in 2014 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in the musical Rock and Roll's Greatest Lovers.


As a stand-up comic, Anzu performs in comedy festivals as well as The Hollywood and Brea Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Ha-Ha Café, The Comedy Store and The IceHouse Pasadena.[10]


Lawson's TV and film credits are below:[4][11][12][13]


TV Show
Guilty party
Processing Station
Until We Meet Again
I Hate Your Laugh!
The Young and the Restless
NCIS: Los Angeles
Fuller House
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street
The Perfect Match
Broke A$$ Rich Kid
CSI: Cyber
The Viking and the Pendulum
Hand of God
Ray Donovan
Hot Line
Dream On
Goode Behavior
The King of Queens
Mind of Mencia
Without A Trace
Criminal Minds
'Til Death
Hand Of God
Make It or Break It


Film Role
American Yakuza Yuko
The Shadow Actress
No Way Back Singer-Songwriter
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Actress
Spy Game Singer
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Singer
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Singer
All In Actress
The Da Vinci Code Singer
He Was a Quiet Man Nancy Felt
Illegal Tender Singer
What Would Jesus Do? Actress

Video games[edit]

Game Role
Killer Instinct Black Orchid


  1. ^ "Yahoo! Entertainment". Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  2. ^ "TV Guide". TV Guide. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  3. ^ "MovieWeb". MovieWeb. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  4. ^ a b "Flixster". Flixster. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2011-09-17.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "avex network". 2000-04-19. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  6. ^ "Aquabox". Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  7. ^ Anzu Lawson on IMDb
  8. ^ "Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  9. ^ "Flixster". Flixster. Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  10. ^ "FWIX". FWIX. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  11. ^ Anzu Lawson on IMDb
  12. ^ "Fandango". Fandango. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  13. ^ "TV.Com". TV.Com. Retrieved 2011-09-17.

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