Biography

Though fourth-billed in her first film, My Girl (1991), 9-year-old advertising model Anna Chlumsky was clearly the star. Playing a mortician's daughter learning about life and love in the early 1970s, Anna made one of the more auspicious movie debuts in recent memory; she also administered the first screen kiss to juvenile superstar Macauley Culkin, an event which garnered as much press coverage as Shirley Temple's first cinematic smooch in Miss Annie Rooney (1942). Since My Girl, Anna has not aggressively pursued a career, showing up in films evidently only when she and her parents feel like it. Anna Chlumsky's follow-up films have included My Girl 2 (1993), Trading Mom (1994) and Golddiggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995), in which the 14-year-old actress performed her first stunt work. After two more film in 1997, Chlumsky took ten years of from screen acting, returning in 2007's Blood Car, and appearing in the Oscar-nominated 2008 British political satire In the Loop. She would return to the world of political comed with a major part on the HBO series Veep as a staff-member for the vice president of the United States. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi