Anna Chlumsky

Actress, Model, Food critic
Although brief, Anna Chlumsky's run as Hollywood's top female child star was memorable, following her scene-stealing portrayal of the loveable mortician's daughter, Vada Sultenfuss, in the 1991 romantic family feature ... Read more »
Born: 12/02/1980 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Conan 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The End of the Tour 2015 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Hannibal 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

eavesdrop 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship 2013 (Movie)

Sabrina (Actor)

Veep 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Army Wives 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lights Out 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pill 2011 (Movie)

Nelly (Actor)

White Collar 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Covert Affairs 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Guy 2010 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Cupid 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Loop 2009 (Movie)

Liza (Actor)

30 Rock 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blood Car 2006 (Movie)

Lorraine (Actor)

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sea World/Busch Gardens Party For the Planet 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain 1995 (Movie)

Jody Salerno (Actor)

My Girl 2 1994 (Movie)

Vada Sultenfuss (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 7th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Trading Mom 1994 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

My Girl 1991 (Movie)

Vada Sultenfuss (Actor)

12 Men of Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

A Child's Wish (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle in the Woods (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

Biography

Although brief, Anna Chlumsky's run as Hollywood's top female child star was memorable, following her scene-stealing portrayal of the loveable mortician's daughter, Vada Sultenfuss, in the 1991 romantic family feature "My Girl. " Only 11 years old when she experienced a kind of overnight stardom - and her first onscreen kiss from "My Girl" co-star and fellow child phenomenon, Macauley Culkin - the pouty-lipped young actress with a natural gift for acting and a beauty that belied her age went on to star in the less successful sequel "My Girl 2" (1994), along with appearances in a plethora of movies and television series through the end of the millennium. 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 in order to pursue an education - and with it, sacrificing her upward trajectory in Hollywood. After returning to the screen in 2005 and once again appearing in a variety of supporting and starring roles, it was clear that her reign as a young A-lister was over. Anna Chlumsky's fame came as quickly as it went - from brilliantly owning scenes in "My Girl," to being relegated to secondary roles in a hodge-podge of unremarkable films and television shows - but so winning was her performance as Vada, that her once-in-a-lifetime role guaranteed a certain kind of Hollywood immortality.

Relationships

Frank Chlumsky

Father
Divorced from Anna's mother

Nancy Chlumsky

Mother
Divorced from Anna's father Was her daughter's acting coach and manager

Shaun So

Husband
Served in Afghanistan Announced engagement in October 2007 Married March 8, 2008

EDUCATION

Walther Lutheran High School

Melrose Park , Illinois

University of Chicago

Chicago , Illinois 2002

Milestones

2012

Co-starred on HBO's "Veep" as the chief of staff of a hapless yet well-meaning U.S. vice president (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)

2010

Cast in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's hit off-Broadway comedy "Love, Loss and What I Wore" at the Westside Theatre

2010

Appeared in the romantic comedy "The Good Guy"

2009

Played a State Department assistant in the political satire "In The Loop"

2009

Cast in the off-Broadway revival of Maurine Dallas Watkins' "So Help Me God!" at the Lucille Lortel Theatre

2008

Starred in the off-Broadway production of "Unconditional" at The Public Theater in New York City

2007

Returned to acting, appearing on an episode of the NBC drama "Law & Order"

2007

Guest starred on an episode of NBC's "30 Rock" as the character 'Liz Lemler'

1995

Co-starred with Christina Ricci in "Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain"

1994

Reprised role of Vada Sultenfuss in the sequel "My Girl 2"

1991

Made feature film debut as star of "My Girl" opposite Macaulay Culkin

1988

Appeared with Bob Greene in a Japanese TV commercial

Appeared in first magazine ad at 10 months old

After graduating from college, worked in New York City as a researcher for restaurant review guide Zagat

Stepped away from the spotlight to focus on her education

Made stage debut as one of the singing/dancing orphans in the musical "Annie" in Chicago, IL

Bonus Trivia

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Chlumsky studied singing, ballet, tap, jazz, piano and clarinet.

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"That's a bunch of stupid stuff. That's for people who think that they're big hotshot professional people. I just want to be a regular kid." – Chlumsky on acting school, quoted in Premiere magazine, March 1994

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"Kids are brought into show business because they are cute and see truth and they're very bright," she says. "But there's a sense of doing it because you want the adults to be approving of you. You want to make them happy." – Chlumsky to People, July 27, 2009

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