Ayanna Berkshire


(Inhale...) Ayanna’s career goals have always been to do great work, develop truthful, dynamic characters and to work alongside outstanding colleagues; she has been extremely lucky on all counts. As a Resident Artist of Artists Rep and full time performing artist, she splits her work between stage and screen, never happier than when she’s able to tell honest and relatable stories, like Small Mouth Sounds! (And exhale...) Ayanna's previous works at Artists Rep include (Inhale…): Between Riverside and CrazyAn OctoroonThe Importance of Being Earnest, A Civil War ChristmasGrand ConcourseThe UnderstudyIntimate Apparel, and Race. Other stage works include: The Scottsboro Boys (Ahmenson Theatre - Los Angeles), Back Bog Beast Bait, Bang, Curtain. End of Show, and The Investigation of the Murder in El Salvador (defunkt theatre), Fuente Ovejuna (Teatro Milagro), The Tales of Canterbury (Ensemble Loupan), and more (And Exhale…). Film and TV credits include (Inhale…): Lean On Pete, Twilight, Extraordinary Measures, Wendy and Lucy, Say Uncle, The Dust Factory, The Record Keeper, Chicago PD, Portlandia, Grimm, Parenthood, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, Awake, Leverage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Significant Mother. Coming in 2018/2019: In The Vault, American Vandal, and Documentary Now! (Netflix) and the films Resound and Boundary Springs! (And exhale...) Member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Ayanna would like to thank you for actively supporting the arts! (Namaste)