Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Anna showed an interest in performing at a very early age. Her family relocated to the United States in order to give her and her siblings an opportunity at receiving a better education. She realized her parents’ dream and received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Slowly, Anna began getting involved in the independent film and theatre scene in Atlanta and relocated to New York City to train under the guidance of Maggie Flanigan. Anna received a Two-Year Certificate of Completion in the Meisner Conservatory Program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio.
Anna received her MFA in Drama from the University of Washington. She is based in Los Angeles, CA but her heart will always belong to NYC. <3
Company Member: IAMA Theatre (LA) and Educational Play Productions (NY)
“I’m announcing here and now that Anna Lamadrid has arrived and she’s taking no prisoners.... see an actress give a tremendous performance which moves her to a new level where very few dare tread.”
-Candido Tirado, Playwright/Director
“Especially impressed with Anna Lamadrid, who opens a new room in her house of talent every time I see her act.”
-August Schulenburg, Artistic Director, Flux Ensemble
"As May in Fool for Love, Anna gave a richly embodied performance, imbuing physical precision with a great range of expression: fractured vulnerability, animal longing, wilting tenderness, and brute force."
-Jeffrey Fracé, Founding Member of Conni's Avant Guard Restaurant
"I'd never seen so many wonderful colors in Olivia before! Regal and strong and beautiful... snobby and self-absorbed then silly and carefree, in love and then dismissive and blind and then transformed and changed into a kind whole woman at the end."
-Myra Platt, Founding Co-Artistic Director Book-It Rep