Happy May, all people! We’re right here with the brand new month’s first Woman Crush Wednesday and excited to kick it off proper by celebrating a beautiful lady who can do all of it and who is making waves in the performing world with a tremendous new function. She acts, she sings, she makes movies, and he or she makes us chuckle, she’s an absolute star so be certain to present it up for her, your WCW, the superb Anna Akana!
WHO’S THAT GAL: Anna Akana
WHY WE’RE CRUSHING: Akana stars as Raikou in Netflix Original collection Jupiter’s Legacy, which premieres on the platform this Friday, May seventh. The superhero motion collection revolves across the youngsters of profitable superheroes who’re tasked with dwelling as much as their mother and father’ legacies in an epic story that spans many years and follows the dynamics of energy, household, and loyalty. Alongside Akana’s sword-wielding hero-for-hire Raikou, there are characters performed by Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, and extra, all bringing it to present you one of the thrilling and adventure-filled reveals of the yr. The show is primarily based on Mark Millar’s 2013 comedian ebook collection of the identical identify and is already gaining notoriety as a high title to stream this month, so be certain to catch Akana and the remainder of the cast’s nice work in Jupiter’s Legacy as quickly because it drops on Netflix.
WHERE YOU’VE SEEN HER BEFORE: Akana’s skilled onscreen profession started in 2011 with a one-episode look in MTV teen comedy-drama collection Awkward. after which as an additional in Katy Perry’s hit music video for her tune “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” later that very same yr. From there, she started racking up roles in a slew of reveals and internet collection like Breaking Los Angeles, 10 Second Traumas, Shake It Up, The Beauty Inside, and The Fosters earlier than making her characteristic movie debut in 2013 sketch comedy satire InAPPropriate Comedy. A small function in 2015 blockbuster superhero movie Ant-Man served as one other increase for Akana’s profession, getting her identify on the market to make manner for extra roles in the approaching years in reveals like Adam Ruins Everything, Stitchers, Single by 30, Search Bar, Youth & Consequences, and Corporate, and in films like 2015 fantasy comedy Kids vs Monsters, 2015 romantic comedy-drama Hello, My Name Is Doris, 2016 comedy Dirty 30, 2017 thriller You Get Me, and 2018 animated sci-fi motion movie Next Gen.
In more moderen years, Akana’s profession has continued to thrive, with recurring, essential, and particular visitor roles in reveals like Big City Greens, Amphibia, Into the Dark, NCIS: Los Angeles, and A Million Little Things, in addition to massive roles in films like 2019 drama Go Back to China, 2019 romantic-comedy Let It Snow, and 2020 comedy-drama Hooking Up. On high of all of it, Akana is a profitable YouTuber with over 2.8 million subscribers, and who additionally has accrued a number of credit on reveals, films, and shorts as a author, producer, and director. Oh yeah, AND she makes her personal unique and unimaginable music and comedy! Akana really is a multi-talented star who can do all of it, and we stay up for her many successes and tasks in what’s certain to be the lengthy and affluent profession she has forward!
WHERE YOU’LL SEE HER AGAIN: Luckily, you will not have to attend for much longer to see extra of Akana’s work. Being the hustlin’ and hard-working expertise that she is, the star has a number of irons in the hearth, so be certain to look out for her performing in TV film So Much, and have movies Sticky, Silent Shame, and I Heart Social Media (for which she is additionally an government producer and author in all, save for Silent Shame).
For extra of Akana in the meantime, be certain to comply with her on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and to take a look at her official website so you may show your WCW the love she deserves.