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Ayanna Berkshire

Ayanna Berkshire is an American actress, originally from the remote San Juan Islands in Washington State. Ayanna was just three years old when she began performing on stage as a dancer and young actress. It was her love of theater and French film in particular, which led her to move to Paris when she was 18 years old. She found work as a nanny by ... See full bio »
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Extraordinary Measures
Extraordinary Measures Wendy Temple
Wendy and Lucy
Wendy and Lucy Pound Employee
The Heater
The Heater Jill Lenard


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 2017 Lean on Pete (post-production)
 2016 Boundary Springs (post-production)
 2017 Portlandia (TV Series)
- Portland Secedes (2017)
 2016 The Benefits of Gusbandry (TV Series)
- Exes (2016) ... Budtender
 2015 Significant Mother (TV Series)
- Who's Your Daddy? (2015) ... Receptionist
 2015 The Perfect Storm (Short)
 2014 The Record Keeper
The Counselor
 2014 Castle (TV Series)
- Veritas (2014) ... Interviewer
 2013 Thomas & the Trainmaster
Cindy Mathas
 2013 Parenthood (TV Series)
Caroline Lee
- Election Day (2013) ... Caroline Lee
- The M Word (2013) ... Caroline Lee
 2013 The Record Keeper (TV Series)
The Counselor
- The Counselor (2013) ... The Counselor
 2012 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Doctor #1
- Remember the Time (2012) ... Doctor #1
 2012 Awake (TV Series)
Staff Nurse
- That's Not My Penguin (2012) ... Staff Nurse
 2011 Going to the Chapel (Short)
 2011 Grimm (TV Series)
Dr. Rose
- Pilot (2011) ... Dr. Rose
 2011 Bucksville
Dr. Athena White
 2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Helpful Woman
- The Divorce (2011) ... Helpful Woman
 2010 When Wellness Sucks (Video short)
 2010 God's Fingerprints (Short)
 2010 Extraordinary Measures
Wendy Temple
 2009 Leverage (TV Series)
Sarah Pennington
- The Three Days of the Hunter Job (2009) ... Sarah Pennington
 2008/I Twilight
 2008 Wendy and Lucy
Pound Employee
 2006 Punk Love
Officer Lawson's Girl
 2005 Say Uncle
Mother #2
 2005 The Heater
Jill Lenard
 2005 Thumbsucker
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 2004 The Dust Factory
Hope (as Ayanna Berkshire-Cruse)
 2003 The Skin Horse
Detective Goodman
 2003 The Hunted
Bus Stop Mom (uncredited)
 2000 Men of Honor
Jazz Club Dancer (uncredited)

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Ayanna Berkshire-Cruse


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