Anna Akana Wiki – Anna Akana Biography
Anna Akana (born Anna Kay Napualani Akana) is an American filmmaker, actress, author, comedian, musician, and YouTuber. She first began performing comedy at age 19 but switched to YouTube video performances in 2011 after experiencing panic attacks and anxiety before going on stage. She later resumed performing stand-up onstage. In 2014, she formed a comedy music duo, Cat Benatar, with fellow comedian and writer Megan Rosati. She creates both comedy and documentary YouTube videos. In 2014, she was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #72. In that same year, she decided to focus more on her skills as a director and attempted to make one short film a month. While she did not reach her goal of twelve short films, she did make six short films that were received well by her YouTube audience. She starred in all of her short films and has starred in various other short films, and she has since continued to create short films.
One of her short films, Miss Earth, was partially financed by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s production company, New Form Digital. It was part of the 2014 Incubator, a series to showcase and produce original stories by YouTube Creators and filmmakers. Miss Earth was later adapted into a web series, Miss 2059, and released on Verizon’s go90 app in June 2016, with a second season released in late 2017. She solely produced and starred as the lead role in the original comedy-drama web television series Youth & Consequences, created by Jason Ubaldi and released in March 2018 on YouTube Red. She is also the host of the web series Crash Course Business: Entrepreneurship beginning in August 2019. On October 10, 2019, she was featured in a 30 minute YouTube documentary created by SoulPancake in collaboration with Funny or Die wherein a variety of comedians discuss mental health called Laughing Matters.
In 2011, she appeared in the TV series Awkward. In that same year, she also appeared as an extra in Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” music video. In 2015, she appeared in the films Ant-Man and Kids vs Monsters. She starred in Snapper Hero, a scripted video series distributed via Snapchat. The series was sponsored by AT&T. In 2016, she appeared alongside Sally Field in the indie comedy film Hello, My Name Is Doris, written by Michael Showalter. That same year, she also appeared in a short Star Wars fan film, Hoshino as well as the comedy film Dirty 30. She has a recurring role in the Comedy Central show Corporate. She also has supporting roles as Gloria Sato in the Disney Channel show Big City Greens and Sasha Waybright in Amphibia. In 2019, she announced on Ryan Higa’s Off the Pill podcast to be part of the Netflix original Jupiter’s Legacy. She also hosts the podcast Explain Things to Me with fellow comedian Brad Gage where the two interview experts in various fields about their work.
In 2015, she released a clothing line, Ghost & Stars, which features several cat-themed designs as well as formal dresses, leggings, and a variety of T-shirts. In 2017, her book So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister was published. The book describes her struggles and experiences growing up and offers advice to her late sister. In 2019, she transitioned from comedy into music, and upon so, released her debut single, “Intervention”.She has since released two more music videos, one for “Pretty Girls Don’t Cry” in July 2019 and “Not My Proudest Moment” in August. She continued to release music videos for songs named “Alone Together”, “Disappointment” and “Let Me Go”. Her debut album Casualty came out in October 2019.
Anna Akana Age
She was born on August 18, 1989 in the United States
Anna Akana Boyfriend
In October 2018, she came out as bisexual. She has been in a relationship with her boyfriend and hip-hop artist, George Watsky in the past.
Anna Akana Family
She is the daughter of Mia Akana and William Akana. Her father was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Her family moved every few years to a new state or country. On Valentine’s Day 2007, her 13-year-old sister, Kristina, died by suicide. She has been vocal about her sister’s suicide and is a strong advocate for suicide prevention. In 2013, she uploaded a YouTube video, “please don’t kill yourself,” in which she explains how it felt for her to have a family member die by suicide. In that same year, she released a book Surviving Suicide which contains her journal entries from the two years after her sister’s death.
Anna Akana Instagram
Anna Akana’s Instagram account is @annaakana.