Kristina Anapau is an actress on the big and small screen. Born in Hawaii, Kristina Anapau spent her youth studying classical ballet, music and theatre. She graduated from high school at the age of 15 and, that same year, began her studies at The University of Hawaii. With dreams of pursuing a professional dance career, Anapau's life would soon take a fateful turn, as she was cast in Universal Television's, Escape from Atlantis (1997) (TV), landing her first professional starring role at the age of 16. Soon after, she relocated to Los Angeles where she continued to work steadily, both theatrically and commercially. At age 20, Kristina landed a recording contract with Hollywood Records and spent much of that year recording an album and opening for Destiny's Child on MTV's TRL Tour, but her true love and passion remained performing in film and television.
Anapau has trained and performed theatrically under the tutelage of The Royal Acadamy of Dramatic Art in London, and on the ballet front with American Ballet Theater and The Joffrey Ballet in New York City.
She acted alongside Golden Globe winner Diane Venora and Greg German in ThinkFilm's independent feature, Self Medicated (2005), winner of over 35 international film awards. Anapau starred with Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg in the Dimension Films' thriller, Cursed (2005), directed by Wes Craven, and shined as "Cassie Merteuil" in the Sony Pictures/Newmarket Films release, Cruel Intentions 3 (2004) (V). She appeared in the films, Madison (2005), starring Jim Caviezel and Bruce Dern, as well as, the Lions Gate comedy, 100 Girls (2000).
Her television credits are impressive as Kristina has recurred and guest starred in many noteworthy productions, including: "True Blood" (2008), "The Glades" (2010), "House M.D." (2004), "Monk" (2002), "CSI: NY" (2004), "Without a Trace" (2002), "Once and Again" (1999), "General Hospital" (1963) and "Knight Rider" (2008). She also starred opposite popular comedian, Dane Cook, in the Sony Television produced pilot, Cooked (2005) (TV).
Anapau is currently recurring on the hit HBO series, "True Blood" (2008), as the enchanting Maurella. She played "Galina" in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan (2010), in which she acted opposite Oscar-winner Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey. We will be seeing a lot of Anapau on the big screen in the coming months, with four features slated for release in 2013. Kristina recently completed the starring role in the feature film, Sighting (2013), directed by Tedi Sarafian, and another starring role in the special ops action thriller, BlackJacks (2013). Anapau also co-produced and stars in the paranormal thriller, 5 Souls (2011), and plays opposite Tom Sizemore in, The Speak (2011).
In her spare time, Anapau enjoys writing, traveling, skiing, and horseback riding. She is a contributing editorial writer for The Stndrd Magazine and The Hollywood Film Journal. Anapau is a graduate of Skidmore College in New York and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Named one of Stuff Magazine's "Hollywood's Most Wanted - The 50 Hottest Women To Watch".
Named one of Stuff Magazine's "Sexiest Women In The World" in 2003.
Graduated from high school when she was only 15 years old. Started her first year of college at University of Hawaii while she was still 15.
Daughter of a scientist and an artist.
Graduated from Skidmore College in New York with a major in Performing Arts and a minor in Art History.
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