I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. My family came to the US when I was 8. Before graduating high school, I had managed to attend 5 different high schools, lived in Germany for a year and inherited a sweet Fiero (the poor man's version of a Delorian) from my older brother. I was a military brat by proxy (cough, cough *child of divorce*).
I tried to be a good immigrant and go to college. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and got a job in Advertising (thanks Amanda Woodward from Melrose Place for the career path).
I was big pimpin' working for Cartoon Network before I told myself: "Hey! Remember how you wanted to be an artist? Why don't you say we go for broke!" And I did. Literally went broke. I quit my cushy job to attend the Maggie Flanigan Studio in NYC.
And because being broke didn't feel right until I was drowning in crippling debt, I got my MFA in Drama from the University of Washington. Yay me! Now I live in LA but I still got my NY edge (cough, cough *I can play "urban"*)
Company Member: IAMA Theatre (LA) and Echo Theatre (LA)
“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 (Twelfth Night) 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