Anna Chlumsky is an American actress. The audience knows her best as a child actress. She became popular playing the lead role of Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl and its sequel in 1994. However, she had other leading roles in the movies like ‘Trading Mom’ and ‘Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain’.
Anna Chlumsky was born on December 3, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois, to Nancy and Frank Chlumsky, Jr.
Her father was a chef while her mother worked as a flight attendant. In addition, both of Anna’s parents are gifted artists. Namely, her mother is a singer and actress, and her father can play the saxophone. Her parents separated when she was two, so Anna’s mom raised her as a single mother.
Chlumsky appeared as a child model for Marshall Field’s ads when she was only 10 months old baby.
Anna Chlumsky My Girl and other Movies
Anna’s performance in My Girl movies brought her a worldwide fame and a great number of prestigious awards. However, in her teenage years she started losing interest in acting and decided to focus on her education.
Anna Chlumsky graduated from Walther Lutheran High School in Melrose Park, Illinois. She obtained her graduate degree from the University of Chicago.
She hoped to become a food writer, but unfortunately, the best she got was the job of a fact-checker for Zagat restaurant guides.
After a number of unsuccessful tries to get a good writing job, Anna decided to turn back to acting and started taking acting classes to enhance her acting.
Chlumsky’s first big-screen debut came in 1989 when she landed a small role in the movie ‘Uncle Buck’.
In 1991 came My Girl where she portrayed Vada Sultenfuss, the death-obsessed daughter of a widowed Pennsylvania undertaker. Anna Chlumsky played alongside another child-star actor, Macaulay Culkin. The film was a great success. This success resulted in the 1994 sequel ‘My Girl 2’.
Big Screen Come Back
In 1997, Anna Chlumsky was back, casting in two television movies, ‘A Child’s Wish’ and ‘Miracle in the Woods’. She played a terminally ill 16-year-old girl in the former movie. In 1998, she appeared as a guest in two television drama series, ‘Cupid’ and ‘Early Edition’.
Soon after, Anna shot the role of Liza in ‘In the Loop’. Alongside, she started playing in Off Broadway plays.
After a break from acting for a couple of years, Chlumsky returned to acting in 2005. She landed a lead role in the 2005 short film ‘Wait’. For the next few years, she appeared in movies ‘Blood Car’ and ‘Eavesdrop’, as well as in the television series ’30 Rock’ and ‘Law & Order’.
In 2009 Anna Chlumsky was cast in the satirical black comedy film ‘In the Loop’ which was a spin-off of the BBC Television series ‘The Thick of It’. This was her breakthrough role. The film received an ‘Academy Award’ nomination in 2010. However, this was the first movie after ‘My Girl’ that earned Chlumsky public acknowledgement.
However, Anna has been more successful on television. She landed a lead role in the 2012 political satire ‘Veep’. The hit series started with the sixth season in April 2017.
Anna Chlumsky Net Worth and Income
According to some sources, she has a net worth of around $1 million. She earned her fist big money after playing Vada Sultenfuss in ‘My Girl’ and its sequel.
Anna Chlumsky Age
Anna is 36 years old at the moment. The date of her birth is December 3rd, 1980.
Anna Chlumsky Kids and Husband
Anna Chlumsky is married to Shaun So. Although her husband is a business executive, he previously served in the military. The couple was in relationship for some time. Thus, they announced their engagement in October 2007. The wedding ceremony took place in Brooklyn, New York, on March 8, 2008.
Anna and her husband have two children. Both of their kids are girls, Penelope Joan So and Clara Elizabeth So. Neither Anna nor her husband Shaun So have been involved in affairs so far.
Height and Weight
Anna is very attractive blonde with 1.57m or 6’8” of height, while her weight is around 55kg or 121lbs.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Chlumsky has an American nationality. She was born in the United States. Regarding her ethnic roots, Anna belongs to a family of Czech and Croatian descent.
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Born:,December 3 1980
Net Worth:,$1 million
Height:,1.57m or 6’8”
Weight:,55kg or 121lbs
Married to:,Shaun So
Children:,2 (Penelope Joan So and Clara Elizabeth So)
Education:,University of Chicago