Andrea Izzy Anthony is a SAG-AFTRA actor, director and writer based in New York City. She recently completed filming The Cabin, a SAG-AFTRA new media production which she co-wrote, co-directed and starred with Jean Goto. She also wrote, directed, produced and acted in HazelYUM!, a new media sketch. As a writer she has penned comedy sketches, song lyrics, scripts, prose and is fine-tuning a children's book.
She is a member of Ruddy Productions Theatre Company as an actor, director. She directed a piece for the New Works Festival and a staged reading for the monthly play reading series.
She completed the two-year Meisner Conservatory Program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio and has a BFA in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has also trained in New York City at Labyrinth Theater, the Upright Citizens Brigade and Kimball Studios.
Favorite roles include Dorine in Tartuffe, Dawn and Kafka in All in the Timing and Cavale in Cowboy Mouth.
Izzy loves stories. Her public fascination with storytelling began in Kindergarten when her bladder failed her. Her favorite purple Osh Gosh B’Gosh overalls were replaced with the clothes from a giant doll. The actor in her was born the day she got to BE Raggedy Anne.
In addition to her creative pursuits, she is an administrative consultant and has worked across a variety of industries, including retail real estate, wellness coaching and human resources. Mostly she enjoys problem solving, so it always leads back to story-telling. She is driven by her desire to empower others to listen to their intuition and imagination.
She is the youngest of five children and grew up in Greensboro, N.C., swimming and tromping through the woods. She has an insatiable love of Jim Henson Creations, is known to geek out about history, and loves a great rock concert.
Maggie Flanigan Studio
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)