Ayanna Berkshire


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Ayanna Berkshire is an American stage and screen actress, best known for her role as Cora in the first of the Twilight Saga films, Twilight. Originally from a remote island chain in Washington State, Ayanna was just three years old when she began performing as a dancer and young actress. Her Father, a singer and songwriter, was a social activist ... See full bio »

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Twilight Cora
(2008)
Portlandia Anna / Lost Wedding Guest / Sarah
(2017-2018)
(2019)
In the Vault Dean Meredith Waldron
(2017)

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  Sorta Like a Rock Star (filming)
Officer Garland
  Again and Again (Short) (post-production)
Regina
  The Dark Divide (post-production)
Mrs. Gordon
 2019 The Shasta Triangle
Sam
 2019 Shrill (TV Series)
Bartender
- Pool (2019) ... Bartender
 2018 American Vandal (TV Series)
Joan McGovern
- The Brownout (2018) ... Joan McGovern
 2018 One Bird at a Time (TV Series)
Gena
- Dr. Helfmann, Session #1 (2018) ... Gena
- Just the Facts (2018) ... Gena
 2017-2018 Portlandia (TV Series)
Anna / Sarah / Lost Wedding Guest
- Most Pro City (2018) ... Anna
- Portland Secedes (2017) ... Sarah
- Friend Replacement (2017) ... Lost Wedding Guest
 2018 Leave No Trace
Dr. Berkshire (uncredited)
 2017 The Librarians (TV Series)
Dr. Njenga
- And the Steal of Fortune (2017) ... Dr. Njenga
 2017 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Samantha 'Sammy' Jones
- Reform (2017) ... Samantha 'Sammy' Jones
 2017 In the Vault (TV Series)
Dean Meredith Waldron
- Karlis ... Dean Meredith Waldron
- Lex ... Dean Meredith Waldron
- Jane ... Dean Meredith Waldron
 2017 Lean on Pete
Cop 1
 2016 The Benefits of Gusbandry (TV Series)
Budtender
- Exes (2016) ... Budtender
 2015 Significant Mother (TV Series)
Receptionist
- Who's Your Daddy? (2015) ... Receptionist
 2015 The Beautiful
Leia
 2015 The Perfect Storm (Short)
Cheri
 2014 The Record Keeper
The Counselor
 2014 Castle (TV Series)
Interviewer
- Veritas (2014) ... Interviewer
 2013 Thomas & the Trainmaster
Cindy Mathas
 2013 The Record Keeper (TV Series)
The Counselor
- The Counselor (2013) ... The Counselor
 2013 Parenthood (TV Series)
Caroline Lee
- Election Day (2013) ... Caroline Lee
- The M Word (2013) ... Caroline Lee
 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)
Gemma
 2011 Grimm (TV Series)
Dr. Rose
- Bears Will Be Bears (2011) ... 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)
Paige
 2010 God's Fingerprints (Short)
Tammi
 2010 Extraordinary Measures
Wendy Temple
 2009 Leverage (TV Series)
Sarah Pennington
- The Three Days of the Hunter Job (2009) ... Sarah Pennington
 2008/I Twilight
Cora
 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)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Ayanna Berkshire-Cruse

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5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Ayanna became a Resident Artist at [Portland Oregon's] Artists Repertory Theatre in 2016. See more »

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Yani

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