All About Ann...
Born and raised in southern Maryland, Hu began studying piano at age 8, classical singing at age 14, painting, gymnastics, dance and competed and won in regional and state level oratorical speech contests throughout her youth.
Hu earned a scholarship and attended New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at the musical theater studio, CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project, 21st Century), focusing on drama, comedy, Shakespeare, classical and Broadway singing, and dance. At the end of these four rigorous years of training, Hu earned her BFA from NYU.
But before commencement was even over, Hu was already performing professionally on stages, Off-Broadway and on Theater Row in New York City and in regional theaters across the country.
She has worked with many notable artists in film, television and theater; including theater director Maria Mileaf, Tony Award Winning producer John Glines, Obie Award winning director Richard Caliban, director Jake Scott, television stars Matt LeBlanc, Tim Allen, Jerry Orbach, Mark Harmon, Doug Jones, and Oscar Award winning actress Halle Berry.
In Los Angeles, Hu has stretched and explored her talents as a stand up comic and a freelance writer for Backstage's formerly Unscripted; a Blog for Actors; where she shared her experiences and perspectives as an Asian American actress in today's industry and as a woman in today's ever changing world.
Over four years, she accumulated up to 100,000 readers daily spanning from China, England, New York and Los Angeles. As a stand up she has performed at the Improv, the Comedy Store, M-Bar, and other venues.
In Los Angeles, she has studied with Alex Boling, Craig Archibald, and Aimee de Shayes. Hu consistently works as an actress in film and television while occasionally revisiting her roots on stage with various local theater companies in Los Angeles.
She enjoys the outdoors, travel, road trips, cooking, hiking, balloon art, swimming, volunteering for non-for-profits, and attending music festivals. Hu is forever grateful for her parents, friends and family.