Raised in a strict, Russian Orthodox Christian single-parent family in the tiny town of Barron, Wisconsin, Anne McDaniels hails her mother and grandparents as her biggest role models. Good grades, high scores in Voice, classical piano, French horn and sports, along with a strong work ethic were always expected. This lent a wonderful base for morals and discipline, which Anne always appreciates.
Anne graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business with a double major in Marketing & International Business, in addition to two study abroad programs in France. Following graduation, she landed a great job with a Fortune 100 Company, which gave her solid business experience. During that time, she became an NFL Cheerleader for the Minnesota Vikings (yes, she’s from Green Bay Packer country!), and rediscovered her love of performing and working with charities.
Landing a big modeling job in New York City, she resigned from a high-paying corporate job and relocated to Manhattan’s Soho District where she worked as a model and professional dancer for several years while taking acting classes. She has had the honor of gracing many magazine covers and booking campaigns from shoes and swimsuits to evening gowns and hair products. Her jobs have also taken her on international excursions, which are among her favorite. Although she claims she has “New York blood in her veins,” a feature film booking forced her to move to Los Angeles, and she lives and works in Hollywood. Two clocks in her kitchen portray LA time and NYC time, so she can consistently work on being bi-coastal. She loves the challenge of having to alter her personality in business and work on either coast. A casting director in LA once told her that she “sounded too much like a producer, and not like an actress.” Thus, when in LA keep it softer and go ahead and let it fly in New York!! Those are the types of challenges she loves, among tacking roles/gigs out of her comfort zone and doing anything she can to help others.