Ayanna Berkshire


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Ayanna Berkshire is an American stage and screen actress, a resident artist of Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, Oregon) and a 2020 recipient of the TCG and Fox Fellowship Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship, recognized for distinguished achievement. She is best known for her role as Cora in the first of the Twilight Saga films. Originally ... See full bio »

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Known For

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

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 2020 The Dark Divide
Mrs. Gordon
 2020 All Together Now
Officer Garland
 2019 Again and Again (Short)
Regina
 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 lived on an island with 55 residents and went to school in a one room schoolhouse with 6 students. See more »

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Yani

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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