Born and raised in Switzerland, Anna Katarina is an internationally acclaimed actress with a career that includes turns in popular films, television series, award-winning theatre and even the circus.
During the last 25 years she has worked with directors such as David Fincher, Tim Burton, James Ivory, Ron Howard, J.J. Abrams, Brad Anderson and Tim Van Patten. She has played opposite leading actors Michael Douglas, Tom Hanks, Kevin Kline, Danny de Vito, Christopher Walken, Rutger Hauer, Delroy Lindo, Bernadette Peters, Kelly MacDonald and Sharon Stone. Based on her remarkable screen test, Anna was the runner-up for the lead role in "Bridges of Madison County."
She has performed on many well-respected stages in Europe and the United States and received a Dramalogue award for her leading role in "Days and Nights Within." Anna's success as an actor comes from her keen ability to play a wide range of characters and her appetite for profoundly challenging roles.
An important phase of her first years in the United States was her work/ training with Gregory Fedin, co-creator of the Big Apple Circus and star of the Moscow State Circus. He created two original balancing acts for her that showcased her physical dexterity and mental acumen as a performer.
Anna replaced Angelica Huston in the lead role of "Tamara" , the highly acclaimed award winning show written by John Krizanc, which ran for 9 years in Los Angeles and 3 years in New York City.
Anna speaks five languages and remains connected to her European roots by cultivating her skills as a classical pianist. She performs one of her original compositions in the short film "Untitled Symphony" which she co-wrote, co-produced, starred in and recently won the Best Actress Award for at the Chain Film Fest in NYC. One of her favorite tasks of late was portraying the multifaceted role of "Madame Juenet" in HBO'S award winning "Boardwalk Empire" and German Chancellor "Heidi Brauer" opposite Sharon Stone in TNT'S brand new series "Agent X".
A couple of years ago Anna volunteered at a nursing home for the elderly, who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s which sparked a whole new path and passion for Anna. She quickly discovered that the creative and emotional part of the brain is not affected by this heartbreaking disease. Anna is very engaged in gently guiding her clients back to that abundantly rich, intact and creative part within themselves (regardless of their diagnosis) through Acting, Music, Writing or any Arts and Crafts project the client connects with and feels passionate about.
Last year Anna was certified in Art Therapy by Creative Arts Therapist extraordinaire, Dr. Lucy Barbera.
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