Anna Easteden is a Finnish –born farmer’s daughter, an international model, host of “Wipeout” for Finland and a Los Angeles, CA –based award nominated actress. Easteden started her career as a teenager after receiving a large modeling contract with a Japanese modeling agency. She holds a B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies from University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Political Science from Univeristy of California, Berkeley.
In Tokyo she modeled for large companies: Kanebo, Sony, Nissen, Wacoal, Oricom, NEC and Lux, among many others. In addition to working in Japan, Easteden, who loves traveling, worked in other countries, such as Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zealand.
Easteden’s first theater performance as an actress was in a musical “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Tivoli Theater in Chicago in the name role “Beauty”. Her most meaningful theater performance was at University of California, Berkeley, where Easteden received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Performance Studies as well as Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – playing “Nella” in “A Murder of Crows” written by Mac Wellman.
Easteden has acted in notable TV-shows, such as: “Two and a Half Men”, “Bones,” “Days Of Our Lives” and “Who Wants to be a Superhero?.” Her award nomination came from the Method Fest Film Festival from her portrayal of Nina in the film by Mika Kaurismäki, “The House of Branching Love”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In Finland, Easteden is the host of “Wipeout” on FOX. Her most recent films: “Junkie” in which she plays the title role of the Junkie and “Ribbons” are opening in theaters in 2017.
Easteden’s interests also include those in the humanitarian arena. Easteden conducted a comparative legal research study on the different aspects of asylum procedures in selected European countries for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her research impacted the Slovak National Asylum Legislation, which was in the process of amendment.
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