Flo Ankah

as Kelly (reenactment) in the movie The Maury Povich Show

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Real name is Florence Annequin
Was born at 5 February 1983 (now is 35 years old) in Bourgoin-Jallieu, Isère, France

French actress Flo Ankah appears opposite Jonathan Pryce and JasonSchwartzman in Listen Up Philip (Sundance premiere). Her solo play withmusic-Edith Piaf Alive-is produced regularly at Joe's Pub at the PublicTheater. She starred in Loving the Silent Tears, before a sold-outaudience of 6400 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, directed by VincentPaterson and opposite Liz Callaway, Debbie Gravitte, Jody Watley andJon Secada. Born and raised on a French farm, Flo started out as a dancer and fellinto acting by happenstance.

She is a graduate of the Merce CunninghamStudio and Upright Citizens' Brigade, and is schooled in drama andopera. Determined, genuine and charismatic, she has been defined as"elegant and edgy in her personality" with "regal, glamorous looks likesome old Hollywood beauty. "As a theatrical artist, Flo played at the Inwood Shakespeare Festival,appeared in experimental works for Meredith Monk, Young Jean Lee, MinaNishimura, and went on to perform solo at Symphony Space and Sleep NoMore. She was Timmy in Timmy's Idea-"bewitching and irritating"according to The New York Times-and played the execrable Frenchgirlfriend in Telly Savalas Live, because somebody had to do it. Flo is versatile with accents.

She is the voice of luxury brands inFrench and American commercials. Passionate about working withplaywrights and directors with a singular vision, she strives to makediscoveries in performance. Flo loves to play with voice, rhythm andmovement as the instrument of someone else's vision. And she can shutup on cue. She is also a songstress, performing vintage tunes with a modern twistunder the name Floanne, backed by her band of jazz musicians.

She hasbeen featured on NPR and French national television. Solo appearancesinclude Bryant Park, the New York Botanical Garden, the Standard Hotel,and the Metropolitan Room. Flo Ankah has received awards as a director for her experimental movies,and directs voice-over commercials. Her company Simple Production,produces collaborative film and stage works (presented at BAM, DGA,HERE Arts Center and Movement Research). She owns a 3D camera, which ispretty cool.

Member of Actor's Equity and SAG-AFTRA. French citizen. .

There is some small facts about Flo Ankah:
  • Raised in a dairy farm in the South East of France, she has one brother, Hugo Annequin, and one sister, Charlotte Annequin.
  • At age 13, she moved to Grenoble to study dance and performing arts intensively at "Institut de la Dance et des Arts de l'Isère". She was awarded the grant "Défi-Jeunes" for her photographic exhibitions. She completed her Bac S in Biology early with honors (French scientific baccalaureate, mention Bien).
  • At age 17, she moved to New York, studying towards certificate programs at the Alvin Ailey school and the Merce Cunningham Studio. She extended her training to theater and opera.
  • Entertainment Partners refused to let her work on the set of the TV series Canterbury's Law even though she was allowed to work in the United States as an actor only.
  • Obtained her green card and American citizenship through her work as an actor.
  • During her studies, she worked as a personal assistant to award-winning filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg and to author Frances Kazan, organizing the archive of her late husband Elia Kazan.
  • Resides in New York City since September 2000.
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There is the list of movies, where Flo Ankah was taked part:
1 The Maury Povich Show movie The Maury Povich Show 1991 as Kelly (reenactment)
2 A Debt in the Life movie A Debt in the Life 2009 as Francine
3 Fools Gold: California Roadtrip in an Election Year movie Fools Gold: California Roadtrip in an Election Year 2013 as Narration
4 Hard Times movie Hard Times 2012 as Lana
5 Her Letters movie Her Letters 2013 as Sophia
6 Listen Up Philip movie Listen Up Philip 2014 as Brandy
7 My Old Lady movie My Old Lady 2014 as ADR Voice Actor
8 One Day Like Another movie One Day Like Another 2007 as Singer
9 One Way movie One Way 2008 as Herself
10 Sandy Jordans World of Jazz & Cabaret movie Sandy Jordans World of Jazz & Cabaret 2013 as Herself
11 Shear Pratique movie Shear Pratique 2010 as Maddie
12 The Right Way to Ditch Your Child movie The Right Way to Ditch Your Child 2009 as Mom
13 Then She Found Me movie Then She Found Me 2007 as Production Assistant
14 Waterfront Access? movie Waterfront Access? 2009 as Herself
15 What Just Happened movie What Just Happened 2008 as Bollywood Singer
16 Wifey movie Wifey 2007 as Yoga Instructor
17 Echappées Belles (New York) movie Echappées Belles (New York) 2006 as Herself
18 Hello! Hollywood movie Hello! Hollywood 2009 as Herself
19 One Life to Live movie One Life to Live 1968 as French Female
20 Rescue Me movie Rescue Me 2004 as Heckler
There is the list of some articles of Flo Ankah:
  • "France-Amérique" (USA), 10 June 2006, Iss. 1774, pg. 1 and 15, by: Claire Derville, "Vous Dansiez? Et bien, filmez maintenant"
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