Anna Hopkins is an actor and writer who splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto. She studied Communication & Cultural Studies (Concordia University), Cinema & Communications (Dawson College), and Feature Screenwriting (UCLA extension). Acting training includes script analysis with revered coach Larry Moss and extensive Meisner technique training which she continues to practice, while also teaching On Camera Acting Technique at Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto. Anna has worked extensively in film and television as an actor, from starring alongside Paul Giamatti in critically acclaimed Barney’s Version to playing fan favourite series regulars and recurring characters on television shows such as Defiance, Arrow and The Flash.
In conjunction with acting, she is busy developing original material and is currently translating and co-writing dark comedy feature screenplay Love is Dead with acclaimed Quebecois director Stéphane Lapointe, while her short screenplay The Give and Take was a top 10 finalist at Cinequest Film Festival screenwriting competition (2017). Anna has most recently been shortlisted as one of ten filmmakers by the Kevin Spacey Foundation for their Artist Choice Award for her short screenplay which she will direct, Mama of Dada, a surrealist comedy about the modern art world: if awarded she will be one of eight recipients of the grant within the United States and the UK. Anna can currently be seen in two recrurring roles, as Lilith in Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instrument and as Monica Stuart in the sci-fi mystery show The Expanse.
Aside from acting and writing, Anna is a trained dancer, having performed professionally in a hip hop dance troupe for over 5 years. She loves to sing too, her favourite genres being old country and jazz. Her ultimate dream is to one day combine it all; acting, dancing, writing, singing and directing