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Anna Gunn
American actress

Anna Gunn

Anna Gunn
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Intro American actress
Is Actor Voice actor Film actor Television actor Stage actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 11 August 1968, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas, NM Combined Statistical Area, USA
Age 55 years
Star sign Leo
Spouse: Alastair Duncan (actor) (1990-2009)
Northwestern University School of Communication
Primetime Emmy Award  
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Anna Gunn (born August 11, 1968) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Skyler White on the AMC drama series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2014.

Early life

Gunn was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but moved at an early age and was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the daughter of Sharon Anna Kathryn "Shana" Gunn (née Peters), an interior designer, and Clemens Earl Gunn Jr., who worked in real estate. She graduated from Santa Fe Preparatory School in 1986. She attended Northwestern University, where she majored in theater and graduated in 1990. During fall of 1988, Gunn spent a semester abroad to study at the British American Drama Academy. After moving to Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, she shared a house with Pamela Adlon.


Gunn is known for her role as Skyler White in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance, winning in 2013 and 2014. In August 2013, she wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times examining the public dislike directed toward her character.

Gunn played a recurring role as Assistant District Attorney Jean Ward on the ABC series The Practice from 1997 to 2002, and was a regular as Martha Bullock on HBO's Deadwood from 2005 to 2006. She appeared on Seinfeld in the episode "The Glasses", in the Six Feet Under episode "Parallel Play", and on the first season of Murder One.

Gunn provided the voice for Ariel in the Legacy of Kain series of video games. She also appeared in the Quantum Leap episode "The Play's The Thing". In 2011, she played a lead role in the Lifetime movie Secrets of Eden, opposite John Stamos. Her other film credits include Without Evidence, Enemy of the State, Treading Water, Twelve Mile Road, and Red State.

In February 2013, the cable network Bravo announced Gunn would star in a television pilot for a one-hour drama, Rita, based on a Danish TV series about a private-school teacher and mother. The Fox TV Studios pilot was to be written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Miguel Arteta.

In 2014, Gunn starred Off-Broadway with Billy Magnussen in Sex with Strangers, directed by David Schwimmer at Second Stage Theatre.

Gunn starred in the 2016 film Equity. Billed as the first female-driven Wall Street movie, the film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2019, Gunn starred as Maxine Faulk in the Noël Coward Theatre limited time production of Tennessee Williams' The Night Of The Iguana.

Personal life

Gunn married Scottish actor and real estate broker Alastair Duncan in 1990. They divorced in 2009. They have two daughters, Eila Rose and Emma.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 31 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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