Anna Akana

Anna Akana voices Gloria, the Green Family’s lovably tortured housemate who owns the coffee shop next door, in Disney’s “Big City Greens the Movie: Spacecation.”

Akana started her YouTube channel in 2011, jump-starting her career as an actress, producer, filmmaker, musician and writer. She produces shorts, films, sketches and series on and off her YouTube channel, often featuring semi-autobiographical comedic and informative stories. The channel now boasts a following of over 2.8 million.

As a screen actress, Akana can be seen in recurring roles on Freeform’s “The Fosters” and “Stitchers” and Comedy Central’s “Broken People,” as well as in the films “Kids vs. Monsters,” “Hello, My Name is Doris” and “Ant-Man.” She also starred alongside Bella Thorne and Halston Sage in Awesomeness Film’s thriller “You Get Me” and continues to recur in the Comedy Central series “Corporate” and the ABC drama series “A Million Little Things.”

Akana concluded her North American comedy tour, “Show and Tell,” in 2017 while also working on several digital and long-form projects currently in development. Her second digital series, “Miss 2059,” wrapped season two in 2017, and her series “Youth & Consequences,” which she stars and produces alongside The Mark Gordon Company, premiered on YouTube Red in 2017. In early 2019, Akana completed work on the Netflix feature “Let It Snow,” based on the book “Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances,” as well as the Blumhouse-produced feature “My Valentine.” Also in 2019, Akana’s feature “Go Back to China,” where she plays the lead role of Sasha Li, premiered at SXSW Film Festival. In 2020, she played the role of Raikou in the highly anticipated series “Jupiter’s Legacy” for Netflix, based on the Mark Millar graphic novel. Most recently, she played the lead role of Luna in “Blade of the 47 Ronin” for Universal and Netflix.

On the literary front, Akana signed a book deal with Random House/Ballantine, which released her first book in June 2017, “So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters To My Little Sister.” She also has the series “Bad Luck Chuck,” based on the Dark Horse graphic novel, which is in development at Netflix, and her original story “Pretty Ugly” is in development with FX.

Beyond acting and producing, Akana created the clothing company Ghost & Stars and released her first album in August 2019.

Currently, she is on a nationwide tour of her comedy show “It Gets Darker.”