Anna Kay Napulani Akana, is a gorgeous and talented American filmmaker, actress, comedian, musician, YouTuber. Anna is not to be the one to stay silent when she has something to speak. She released a video on YouTube “How not to get raped” which created a lot of buzzes.
Anna Akana was born on 18th August 1989 in Monterey County, California, USA. Anna’s father William Akana was an officer in the States Marine Corps, during her childhood and because of this, her family had to move every few years to a new country or state. When Akana was 13 years old her sister Kristina Akana died by suicide on 14 Feb 2007. After that, for several months Anna neither smiled nor laughed but after watching Margaret Cho performed on a Comedy Central she laughed for the first time in months and started seeing laughter as a means of moving forward in life.
After that Anna had been very vocal about suicide and is a strong advocate towards suicide prevention. Even she uploaded a YouTube video in 2013 urging her subscribers not to do suicide with the video title “ please don’t kill yourself” where she explains how it feels to lose a loved one. In the following year, she even released her book ‘Surviving Suicide’. In a 2020 interview, she said that her dad would make them watch Tenchi Muyo because of its perverted nature. She also loved animation shows like The Powerpuff Girls because she spent four years growing up in Japan.
Anna Akana Career
Akana started her first onstage performance with comedy at the age of 19 but later switched to YouTube due to having anxiety and panic attacks before going up on stage. Akana likes to create both comedy and documentary videos on YouTube. She was listed as Top 100 channel channels ranking in 72nd position. In the same year, she decided to focus as a director and tried to make one short film per month. She was not able to reach her goal but she still managed to make 6 short films which the YouTube audience loved. In one of her short films ‘Miss Earth’ Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s production company partially financed it. The audience loved that short film so it was adapted into a web series named Miss 2059 and was released on Verizon’s go90 app in June 2016 and it’s the second part in 2017.
Akana also worked in a TV series named Awkward in 2011. In that year she was also featured as an extra in the music video of Katy Perry. She was also featured in the movie Ant–Man and Kids vs Monsters. Akana also starred in a video series by Snapchat sponsored by AT&T. In 2016 Akana came along with Sally Field in an indie comedy film Hello, My Name is Doris, written by Michael Showalter. She also appeared in the short film Hoshino and Dirty 30. She also did support roles as Gloria Sato in the Disney Channel with the show named Big city Greens and Sasha Waybright in Amphibia.
Akana along with fellow comedian Brad Gage is the host of a podcast show Explain things to me where they interview various experts about their work. Akana also released a clothing line featuring cat–themed designs as well as formal dresses, leggings, and a variety of T-shirts in 2015. In 2019 she transitioned into a singing career and released her debut single Intervention directed by Aden Bui. She also released two more music videos Pretty Girls Don’t cry and Not My Proudest Moment in 2019 July and August. After that, she dropped her debut album Casualty in October 2019. Only the title of her upcoming project has been released So Much to be released in 2021 keeping discrete her role.
Anna Akana Biography
|Real Name||Anna Kay Napualani Akana|
|Birth Date||18 August 1989|
|Birth Place||California, United States|
|Profession||Filmmaker, Actress, Producer, Comedian|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 1” – in Centimetres – 155 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 45 kg – in Pounds – 99 lbs|
|Shoe Size||7 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
|Is she a Lesbian?||Yes|
|Favorite Lunch Meal||Simple greens, tortilla soup, and beer on tap from Fundamental LA|
|Favorite Dinner Meal||hilly Cheese Steak from The Bazaar by Jose Andres|
|Favorite City for Food||New York City|
|Favorite NYC Eatery||Fatty Crab|
Anna dated fellow YouTuber Ray Williams from 2011 to 2014. The reason behind their breakup is not known. After that, she dated Brad Gage another fellow YouTuber in 2014. After that, she dated hip–hop artist George Watsky in 2017. While talking to The Time she even called George to her one. Anna Akana has a verified Instagram handle @anaakana with 495k followers following 558 accounts and 355 posts. She also a Twitter handle @AnnaAkana and a YouTube channel with 2.85 subscribers.
Anna Akana Net worth
Anna Akana has a net worth of 0.5 million. She is a talented young lady and gets her income from her profession. She has traveled a long way to success and still has miles to go in order to reach heights of success.
- Anna came out as bisexual in October 2018.
- Akana starred in most of her short films on YouTube
- At the San Diego Asian Film festival, she won an award as a Digital Pioneer in 2014.
- She won as Best Actress award for her work in Snapper Heroin 2015 in Streamy Awards.
- In 2018 she again won a Streamy Award for her Acting in a Drama category for her work in Youth & Consequences.
- In 2019 she won her 46th Daytime Emmy Award for her work Youth & Consequences in the category Outstanding Digital Drama Series.