Anna Chlumsky

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Anna Chlumsky

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Anna Chlumsky
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Anna Chlumsky in 2013
Born (1980-12-03) December 3, 1980 (age 36)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active
  • 1989–1998
  • 2005–present
Spouse(s) Shaun So (m. 2008)
Children 2

Anna Chlumsky /ˈænə klʌmski/ (born December 3, 1980)[1] is an American actress. She began her career as a child actor, playing the lead role of Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl (1991) and its sequel (1994). Between 1999 and 2005, she took a hiatus from acting to attend college before returning to acting with roles in several independent films, including Blood Car (2007), and In the Loop (2009).

In 2012, she was cast in the supporting role of Amy Brookheimer in the HBO series Veep, for which she has received four consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Early life[edit]

Chlumsky was born in Chicago, Illinois,[1] the daughter of Nancy (née Zuncic), a singer, actress, and former flight attendant, and Frank Chlumsky, Jr., a chef and saxophone player.[2][3][4] She was raised in a Roman Catholic family.[5] Chlumsky is of Czech[6][7] and Croatian descent.[8]

Career[edit]

1989–1998[edit]

Chlumsky entered show business at an early age, modeling with her mother in an advertising campaign, though her roles in My Girl (1991) and My Girl 2 (1994) brought her fame. She also starred in Trading Mom (1994) alongside Sissy Spacek, as well as in Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain with Christina Ricci. In the mid to late 1990s, she appeared or starred in several television films and series.[citation needed]

1999–2005: Hiatus from acting[edit]

Chlumsky 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.[9]

2006–present: Return[edit]

Chlumsky appeared in the 30 Rock episode, “The Fighting Irish” as Liz Lemler. She appeared 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.[10]

She 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.[11]

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, co-starring 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.[12] She plays Liza, a State Department assistant in the movie. Chlumsky currently plays the campaign manager to Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘s now-President in HBO’s Veep, also produced by Iannucci.[13]

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.[14] In April 2012 Chlumsky “put to rest” any rumors that such a film was in development.[15] In addition to her role on Veep, Chlumsky has appeared in multiple television series between 2011 and 2013, including White Collar, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and NBC‘s adaptation of Hannibal.[10]

Chlumsky has appeared on Broadway in You Can’t Take It with You, and beginning in April 2015 as editor Iris Peabody in the comedy Living on Love, with Renee Fleming, Jerry O’Connell and Douglas Sills.

Personal life[edit]

In October 2007, Chlumsky announced her engagement to Army Reserve member Shaun So.[16] They married on March 8, 2008, in Brooklyn, New York and have two daughters.[17][18]

In 2017 during an interview in RuPaul’s “What’s the Tee?” podcast, she stated that she has lived in Brazil and speaks fluent Brazilian portuguese.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Uncle Buck School Child
1991 My Girl Vada Margaret Sultenfuss
1994 My Girl 2 Vada Sultenfuss
1994 Trading Mom Elizabeth Martin
1995 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Jody Salerno
2005 Wait Cara Short film
2007 Blood Car Lorraine
2008 Eavesdrop Chelsea
2009 In the Loop Liza Weld
2009 The Good Guy Lisa
2009 My Sweet Misery Chloe
2010 Civil Unions: A Love Story Unnamed Short film
2011 The Pill Nelly
2012 Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship Sabrina
2015 The End of the Tour Sarah
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 A Child’s Wish Missy Chandler Movie
1997 Miracle in the Woods Gina Weatherby / Field Pea 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
2007
2010
Law & Order Mary Calvin,
Lisa Klein
Charity Case
Innocence
2009 House Rules Scotty Fisher Movie
2009 Cupid Josie 4 episodes; reworking of original Cupid series
2009 12 Men of Christmas Jan Lucas Movie
2010 The Quinn-tuplets Rachel Quinn Pilot movie
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 Movie
2011 White Collar Agent Melissa Matthews Episodes: “Where There’s a Will“, “Countdown
2012–present Veep Amy Brookheimer
2012 Army Wives Jessica Anderson Episode: “Tough Love”
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jocelyn Paley Episode: “Twenty-Five Acts”
2013–14 Hannibal Miriam Lass 4 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
1991 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Actress My Girl Nominated [19]
MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss (shared with Macaulay Culkin) Won
Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Culkin) Nominated
Young Artist Awards Most Promising Young Newcomer Won [19]
1994 Best Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture My Girl 2 Won
1995 Best Young Leading Actress – Feature Film Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Won
1997 Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series – Leading Young Actress A Child’s Wish Nominated
1998 Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Cupid Won
2012 Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Veep Nominated [20]
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Nominated [20]
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Nominated [20]
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2015 Gracie Awards Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical Won [19]
Primetime Emmy Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Nominated [20]
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Critics’ Choice Television Award Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
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