Anna Gunn

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Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Born(1968-08-11) August 11, 1968 (age 45)
Alma materNorthwestern University
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Alastair Duncan (1990-2009) (divorced)
Children2
 
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Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Born(1968-08-11) August 11, 1968 (age 45)
Alma materNorthwestern University
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Alastair Duncan (1990-2009) (divorced)
Children2

Anna Gunn (born August 11, 1968)[1] is an American actress, best known for her role as Skyler White on the AMC drama series Breaking Bad, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Gunn was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and graduated from Northwestern University in 1990.[1]

Career[edit]

Gunn is known for her role as Skyler White in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston. In 2012 and 2013, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in that show, and subsequently won in 2013.[2] In August 2013, she wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times examining the public dislike directed toward her character.[3]

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.[4][5][6][7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Gunn and her ex-husband,[10] actor and real estate broker Alastair Duncan, have two daughters, Eila Rose and Emma.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992IndecencyCelesteTelevision film
1994French IntensiveRachelShort film
1994Moment of Truth: Caught in the CrossfireAgt. Alex KingTelevision film
1994JuniorCasitas Madres Receptionist
1995Without EvidenceLiz Godlove
1995If Someone Had KnownOfficer Linda Reed
1997Santa FeJane
1998Enemy of the StateEmily Reynolds
2000Lost SoulsSally Prescott
2001Nobody's BabyStormy
2002Treading WaterThe Actress
200312 Mile RoadLeahTelevision film
2011Red StateTravis' Mother
2012Little Red WagonLaurie Bonner
2012Secrets of EdenDetective Catherine BenincasaTelevision film
2012Sassy PantsJune PruittNominated—Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Quantum LeapLizEpisode: "The Play's the Thing"
1992–1993Down the ShoreArden29 episode
1993SeinfeldAmyEpisode: "The Glasses"
1994Missing PersonsEllie KeoghEpisode: "My Beautiful Son Is O.K..."
1994NYPD BlueKimmy2 episodes
1995–1996Murder OneMelissa Griotte3 episodes
1996Chicago HopeMegan StanardEpisode: "Sexual Perversity in Chicago Hope"
1996The Lazarus ManThe JournalEpisode: "The Journal"
1996Men Behaving BadlyMichelleEpisode: "Babies Having Babies"
1996The Big EasyEvieEpisode: "Snake Dance"
1997SleepwalkersAngie GilpinEpisode: "Night Terrors"
1997–2002The PracticeJean Ward10 episodes
1999EREkabo's LawyerEpisode: "Point of Origin"
1999The Drew Carey ShowKelly WalkerEpisode: "Drew's Reunion"
1999Judging AmyEmily NobleEpisode: "Presumed Innocent"
2000BullMiss CoyleEpisode: "A Beautiful Lie"
2001The GuardianMeghan Barstow2 episodes
2002Yes, DearJessicaEpisode: "Kim's New Nanny"
2003DragnetDr. Louise Nottingham2 episodes
2003The O'KeefesPhyllisEpisode: "Pilot"
2003L.A. Confidential(Unknown role)Pilot
2003Wild CardJanell MorganEpisode: "The Cheese Stands Alone"
2003The Lyon's DenElizabeth HopperEpisode: "Blood"
2003Miss MatchMaureen WestonEpisode: "Kate in Ex-tasy"
2003MiraclesRebecca WebbEpisode: "You Are My Sunshine"
2004NYPD 2069Natalie FrancoPilot
2004The D.A.Shelly WardEpisode: "The People vs. Sergius Kovinsky"
2004Six Feet UnderMadelineEpisode: "Parallel Play"
2005–2006DeadwoodMartha Bullock24 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2007Boston LegalAttorney Susan BixbyEpisode: "Nuts"
2008–2013Breaking BadSkyler White61 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2013)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2014)
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress (2012, 2013)
Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2013)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2014)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television (2010, 2014)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television (2013)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (2014)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012, 2013)
2010Law & OrderMarielle Di NapoliEpisode: "Love Eternal"
2010Lie to MeJenkinsEpisode: "Dirty Loyal"
2014GracepointDetective Ellie MillerMain cast
2014The Mindy ProjectSheila HamiltonEpisode: "Girl Crush"

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996Blood Omen: Legacy of KainAriel/Azimuth the Planer/DeJoule the EnergistVoice
1999Legacy of Kain: Soul ReaverArielVoice
2001Soul Reaver 2ArielVoice
2003Legacy of Kain: DefianceArielVoice

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearCeremonyCategoryWorkResult
2007Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDeadwoodNominated
2010Saturn AwardsBest Actress on TelevisionBreaking BadNominated
2012Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Drama Supporting ActressBreaking BadNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesBreaking BadNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBreaking BadNominated
2013Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Drama Supporting ActressBreaking BadNominated
Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionBreaking BadNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBreaking BadNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesBreaking BadWon
2014Satellite AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmBreaking BadNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesBreaking BadNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBreaking BadWon
Saturn AwardsBest Actress on TelevisionBreaking BadPending

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anna Gunn: Biography]". TVGuide.com. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Rice, Lynette (July 19, 2012). "Emmys 2012: And the nominees are...". Entertainment Weekly. 
  3. ^ Gunn, Anna (August 23, 2013). "I Have a Character Issue". The New York Times. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain - Credits". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - Credits". Allgame. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  6. ^ "Soul Reaver 2 - Credits". Allgame. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  7. ^ "Legacy of Kain: Defiance - Credits". Allgame. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  8. ^ "About the Movie Secrets of Eden". Lifetime. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 1, 2013). "Anna Gunn To Star In Bravo Drama Pilot 'Rita'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  10. ^ Carpenter, Cassie (October 17, 2003). "Son of a Gunn! Breaking Bad's Walt Jr reunites with on-screen mother Anna on the red carpet". Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  11. ^ "Deadwood's Anna Gunn Has a Girl". People. September 14, 2006. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 

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