Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Birthday: May 11
Annabelle Attanasio is an actress and filmmaker most recently seen on television starring as Dorothy Walcott in Steven Soderbergh’s drama series “The Knick.” Her additional television credits include guest roles on “Century City,” on the Network, “The Slap” and “House.”
A shy child who flourished when she performed, Attanasio participated in over 60 plays and musicals growing up. From her late teens to her time as a student at New York University’s Gallatin School, she developed a desire to generate her own work as a writer and director.
The recipient of five production grants from New York University, Attanasio helmed six short films and two original plays for which she served as writer, director, actor and producer. In 2015, her first film, “Anchovies,” won the “Audience Award in Comedy” at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.
This past spring, her short film, “Drooler,” premiered at CineYouth at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival. Now, Attanasio is submitting her latest short, the feminist farce “Frankie Keeps Talking,” to festivals worldwide.
Currently, Attanasio is in development on her first full-length feature film, “Mickey and the Bear,” which is adapted from her play of the same name, and for which she will both star and direct.
She has roles in multiple upcoming feature films, including “Barry,” directed by Vikram Gandhi, and “Paint it Black,” directed by actress Amber Tamblyn.
Attanasio is a graduate of the Gallatin School at New York University. A Los Angeles native, she resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her birthday is May 11. Follow her on Twitter @annabelllllleee and on Instagram @annabelllllle.