Anna Akana is an American actress, YouTuber, and Comedian. She is famous for her self-titled YouTube channel which has around 2.5 million subscribers, as of 2019. As a multitalented person, she has written her own book and directed her own short film. Also, she has worked for the movies and TV shows Ant-Man, You Get Me, The Fosters, and Corporate.
Anna Akana was born Anna Kay Akana on August 18, 1989, in California, the United States under the zodiac sign of Leo. She holds an American and belongs to the mixed ethnicity. Her ancestry is Japanese, Filipino, Hawaiian. Irish, German, Spanish, French, and English.
Her father William Akana was an officer of The United States Marine Cropsa and mother Mia Akana was a housewife. She had a sister Kristina, who died in 2007 Valentine’s Day, by suicide.
After her sister’s death, Akana suffered a lot and didn’t even smile for several months. But, she laughed for the first time several months later after watching Margaret Cho perform on a Comedy Central special.
Anna who is at the age of 29, is neither married nor dating anyone at present. Well, she was assumed to be in a romantic relationship with George Watsky, a hip-hop artist. The duo has shared their pictures on Instagram. To date, they have not confirmed their relationship.
She was also linked with actors, Brad Gage and Ray William Johnson. There were even gossips regarding her dating relationship with the actors.
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But, all the things about her relationship proved wrong, after she came out as a queer woman during her acceptance speech for a Streamy Award. She shared on social media that it was the first time she came out publicly as bisexual.
The beautiful and talented actress currently possesses the net worth of $2 million. From her works in the number of movies and TV shows, she was able to collect a good amount of fortune at an early age.
Besides, she has a successful YouTube career with around 2.5 million followers, as of 2019. According to the SocialBlade, Anna Akana earns around $13.6 thousand – $217.6 thousand yearly.
Her YouTube career has somehow helped to increase her net worth and will also help to increase her assets in the future. Also, she earns some from her own clothing line called Ghost & Stars.
Talking about her career, she started performing as a stand-up comedian at the age of 19. However, she ended up switching her platform to YouTube in 2011, after suffering from panic attacks and anxiety before going on stage. Since then, she resumed her career as a stand-up comedian.
Anna Akana started her YouTube career in 2011. She created a self-titled channel on August 7, 2011. She formed a comedy music duo Cat Benatar in 2014, with fellow comedian and writer Megan Rosati.
On her YouTube channel, she has created comedy as well as documentary videos. She was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels in 2014, ranking at #72. She has also worked for the number of Web Series.
After that, she began to upload her funny videos which she soon started to gain attention and became a popular online personality. As of 2019, she has gained around 2.5 million subscribers.
Started her career in television in 2011, from an American teen comedy-drama Awkward, she has appeared in other TV series Shake It Up (2012), Corporate (2018).
She made her movie debut from the movie, Inappropriate Comedy and has also worked in the films Ant-Man (2015), Go Back To China (2019) and Dirty 30 (2016).
Talking about her achievements, in 2014, she won the San Diego Asian Fim Festival Award for the category Digital Pioneer. She also received a nomination for Streamy Awards for Best Actress.
And in 2018, she grabbed a Streamy Awards for Acting in a Drama, for her works in American comedy-drama, Youth & Consequences.
In addition, she has also directed her short film titled Miss Earth. In 2013, she even wrote a book called Surviving Suicide which contains her journal entries form the two years after her sister’s death.