Anna Chlumsky

Learn More About The Famous Actress Of Hollywood: Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky, also known as Anna Maria Chlumsky, is an American actress. She began her career as a child actor and became known for playing Vada Sultenfuss in the film My Girl (1991) and its sequel in 1994. Later she pursued her studies from 1999 to 2005 and attended college.

 Anna started her acting career again with roles in many independent films, like Blood Car (2007) and In The Loop (2009). She portrayed Amy Brookheimer on the HBO television series Veep (2012–2019), which earned her six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, among other accolades.

Early Life of Anna Chlumsky:

Anna Chlumsky was born on December 3, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is the daughter of Nancy, a singer, actress, and former flight attendant. Her father, Frank Chlumsky Jr., is a chef and a saxophone player. She was raised in a Catholic family. She belongs to the Czech and is of Croatian descent. 

Chlumsky took a break from acting to attend the University of Chicago, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in 2007. However, after college, she worked as a fact checker for the Zagat Survey and moved to New York City. Anna also worked as an editorial assistant for a HarperCollins science fiction-fantasy imprint. However, she felt her career in the publishing industry was uninspiring and unsatisfying, and she ultimately returned to acting after she completed formal training at the Atlantic Acting School in Manhattan.

Full Real NameAnna Maria Chlumsky
Date of BirthDecember 3, 1980
EducationUniversity of Chicago
SpouseShaun So
Children2, Penelope Joan So and Clara Elizabeth So

Personal Life:

In October 2007, Anna announced her engagement to Army Reserve member Shaun So, also an entrepreneur. They met as students at the University of Chicago in 2000. They married on March 8, 2008, in Brooklyn, New York, and have two daughters. Anna lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.


Chlumsky entered show business early, modelling with her mother in an advertising campaign. She gained fame through her roles in My Girl and My Girl 2. Moreover, with Christina Ricci, Anna starred in Trading Mom (1994) alongside Sissy Spacek and in Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995). In the mid to late 1990s, she appeared or starred in several television films and series. Unlike other child stars sucked into the spotlight who outgrew their fame and had nothing left to show for it, the bright actress put her acting career on hold to pursue her education.

Chlumsky appeared in multiple television series between 2011 and 2013, including White Collar, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and NBC’s adaptation of Hannibal. She maintained a steady career as a character actress in film and TV before landing a winning supporting role in the political satire “Veep” (HBO 2012- ) – but so winning was her performance as Vada. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for this role.

 In October 2019, Chlumsky was cast in the leading role alongside Julia Garner in Shonda Rhimes’ upcoming Netflix limited drama series Inventing Anna which gained her popularity.

Some Interesting Facts About Anna Chlumsky:

  • Her mother, Nancy L Chlumsky, is also her coach and manager
  • Father, Frank Chlumsky, is a saxophone player and also owns a restaurant in Wisconsin.
  • She has worked as a restaurant guide in Manhattan and is an aspiring food critic.
  • Anna has worked at HarperCollins Publishers as an editorial assistant.
  • Was a model from the age of 10 months
  • She is of seven-eighth Czech (Bohemian) and one-eighth Croatian descent.
  • She speaks fluent Portuguese because she used to date a guy who lived in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
  • Went to Grace Lutheran Church and School in River Forest, Illinois, for grade school.
  • Graduated from Walther Lutheran High School (now known as Walther Christian Academy) in June 1998.


Anna Chlumsky is a famous actress who gained popularity very early. Working through all these years with hard work and devotion is also renowned for her roles.

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