A RISING STAR
Anah Ambuchi is a Kenyan-American actress, writer, producer, director, model, and dancer. At the tender age of five, Anah started perfecting her art craft with dance where she trains under Kristi Andarcia at the Kenwood School of Ballet in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood. At the age of six, Anah added theatre to her resume, landing roles in theatres, such as the Harris Theatre Millennium Park, Gorilla Tango, Lookingglass, and Collaboration Theater. At the age of eight, Anah began to explore with television and film while training under Jossie Harris Thacker at the Kids W.A.Y Acting Academy. Anah is currently an active member of the African Artist Association, Young Artist Academy, and the Saving Our Daughters Chicago Branch.
In her directing debut, the Hyde Park resident is sharing her true story in this short film, "Made in His Image," which she hopes will inspire, encourage, educate, and spark a national conversation on how to decrease the statistics that every seven minutes a child is bullied on the playground.
One of Anah’s biggest accomplishments besides directing her first film, is when BANG, a film Anah had a principal role in was an official film selection for the Cleveland International Film Festival, NAACP National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Justice on Trial Film Festival in Los Angeles.
When Anah is not acting, dancing or modeling, she is maintaining her honor roll status in school. She enjoys time with her family and friends. She once met Alfre Woodard who reminded her that good is possible and to always encourage and uplift one another, especially women and girls of color. She aspires to do exactly that as she believes she is being used for a purpose that is bigger than her.
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