A native of Washington State, Leann Hunley is closely associated with her character Anna DiMera on the long-running soap opera "Days of Our Lives. " Hunley started out on television in guest appearances on popular shows of the late 1970s, including "Hawaii Five-0," "Battlestar Galactica," and "B.J. and the Bear." After her first recurring role on the cop comedy "Lobo," Hunley signed on to "Days of Our Lives," and portrayed her character, Anna, from '82 to '86. Moving on to another soap opera, "Dynasty," Hunley appeared on the series for more than 45 episodes, and continued with guest spots on episodes of programs such as "Designing Women," "Matlock," and "L.A. Law." During the late '90s, Hunley was featured in a recurring part on the teen drama series "Dawson's Creek," and, in 2007, she rejoined the cast of "Days of Our Lives," reprising her old role in numerous episodes during subsequent years.