Proving to be a true triple threat to Hollywood, Kristina Anapau has wowed audiences on the big and small screen alike.
Anapau is currently recurring on the hit HBO series, True Blood, as the enchanting Maurella and will next be seen on FX's Anger Management, alongside Charlie Sheen. She was in Darren Aronofsky's, Black Swan, as Galina, alongside 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 five features slated for release in 2013/2014. She recently completed the starring role in the feature film, Sighting, directed by Tedi Sarafian, and another starring role in the special ops action thriller, BlackJacks. Anapau also co-produced and stars in the paranormal thriller, 5 Souls, plays opposite Tom Sizemore in, The Speak, and appears in playwright, Scott Fivelson's feature, "Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story".
Born in Hawaii, she 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 the Universal Television movie, Escape From Atlantis, 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, Anapau was offered 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, Self Medicated, winner of over 35 International film awards. Anapau also starred with Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg in the Dimension Films' thriller, Cursed, directed by Wes Craven, and shined as Cassie Merteuil in the Sony Pictures/Newmarket Films release, Cruel Intentions 3. She appeared in the films, Madison, starring Jim Caviezel and Bruce Dern, as well as, the Lions Gate comedy, 100 Girls.
Her television credits are impressive as Anapau has recurred and guest starred in many noteworthy productions, including: True Blood, The Glades, House, Monk, CSI:NY, Without A Trace, Once & Again, General Hospital, and Knight Rider. She also starred opposite popular comedian, Dane Cook, in the Sony Television produced pilot, Cooked.
In her spare time, Anapau enjoys writing, traveling, skiing, and horseback riding. She has also recently become 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.