Anna Akana is an American actress, filmmaker, author and comedian. She is known for her YouTube channel, which has over 2.5 million subscribers and over 226 million video views. Akana first started performing comedy at the age of 19 but ended up switching her platform to YouTube in 2011 after experiencing massive panic attacks and anxiety before going on stage.

Birth Name

Anna Kay Akana

Nickname

Anna

Profession

Actress, Filmmaker, Comedian, YouTuber

Nationality

Japanese, American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Anna Akana was born on August 18, 1989, in California, United States.

Age

She is currently 29 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

Multiracial

She has English, French, Spanish, German, Irish, Hawaiian, Japanese and Filipino ancestry.

Religion

Her religious views aren’t known.

Education

Anna Akana decided to drop out of college after the first semester as she wanted to focus on her comedic career.

Family Details

  • Father – William Akana (The United States Marine Corps Officer)
  • Mother – Mia Akana
  • Siblings – Kristina Akana (Younger Sister) (Committed suicide at the age of 13 on the Valentine’s Eve in 2007), Will Akana (Brother) (Works on Anna’s videos)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Anna Akana has dated –

  • Ray William Johnson (2011-2014) – Anna Akana started going out with fellow YouTuber Ray William Johnson in 2011. During the course of their relationship, they collaborated on many YouTube projects including Riley Rewind, in which they touched upon suicide and bullying in high schools. However, in July 2014, she took to her Facebook account to reveal that they were no longer together. Ray later revealed that they had ended their relationship back in May 2014.

  • Brad Gage (2014-2017) – Akana started dating the actor and comedian, Brad Gage in 2014. Their courtship came to an end in the early months of 2017. In her appearance in YouTube series called Reality Bytes, she hinted at the reason of their breakup by revealing that her boyfriend wanted to stay together but she wanted to move out.
  • George Watsky (2017-Present) – In the summer of 2017, Anna was reported to have started going out with hip-hop artist, George Watsky. In her June 2017 interview with The Times, she claimed that she felt Watsky might be ‘the one’.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 1 inches
  • In centimeters – 155 cm
  • In meters – 1.55 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 45 kg
  • In Pounds – 99 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size -32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Bisexual

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

In 2013, she made her theatrical film debut in the sketch comedy movie, Inappropriate Comedy, which had Adrien Brody, Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Rodriguez in the leading roles.

Television Debut

In 2011, Anna Akana made her first TV show appearance in “Knocker Nightmare” episode of the teen comedy TV series, Awkward.

Brand Endorsements

Anna has appeared in a number of TV commercials including Pepsi, Best Buy and Truth (Anti-smoking PSA).

Awards & Nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival Digital Pioneer Won
2015 Streamy Awards Best Actress SnapperHero Nominated
2018 Streamy Awards Acting in a Drama Youth & Consequences Won

Anna Akana Favorites

  • Favorite NYC Eatery – Fatty Crab
  • Favorite Breakfast Meal – Macro meal with a miso soup from M Cafe De Chaya
  • Favorite Lunch Meal – Simple greens, tortilla soup and beer on tap from Fundamental LA
  • Favorite Dinner Meal – Philly Cheese Steak from The Bazaar by Jose Andres

Anna Akana Net worth

Anna’s net worth is estimated at around $0.5 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anna Akana

  • After several months of her sister’s death, she laughed for the first time when watching a Margaret Cho special on Comedy Central. This was her inspiration for pursuing comedy as she saw it as a means of helping her move on with her life.
  • She has 6 pet cats – Jimmy, Lily, Congress, Abby, Ghost and Beetle.
  • In 2013, she published her book Surviving Suicide, which comprised of journal entries she made for two years after her sister’s death.
  • In 2014, Anna joined hands with comedian and writer, Megan Rosati to form a comedy music duo, called Cat Benatar.
  • In 2014, she received Digital Pioneer Award at San Diego Asian Film Festival.
  • In 2014, Akana formed a comedy music duo called Cat Benatar with fellow comedian and writer Megan Rosati.
  • In 2015, she appeared in the films Ant-Man and Kids vs Monsters.
  • In 2015, she launched her exclusive clothing line under the label of Ghost & Stars. Her clothing line included a collection of leggings, t-shirts and formal dresses with a healthy influence of cat-themed designs.
  • In 2017, Akana’s book titled So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister was published. The book describes Akana’s struggles and experiences growing up and offers advice to her late sister.
  • In 2018, Akana came out as a queer woman during her acceptance speech for a Streamy Award.
  • Visit her official website @ annaakana.com.
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