Ann Hurd is a NY-native who started her acting career in Los Angeles in 2009. She has studied with Greg Berg at Berg Studios, Jamie Paolinetti at Atwater Playhouse, Bill Chott at The Improv Trick, and Michael Pointer at “Hey, I Saw Your Commercial!”
“As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.”
Her work on stage includes productions such as Astroglyde, where she wrote and performed an original monologue titled, Remember My Name, at ZJU Theatre. And she’s performed in the first annual Short & Sweet Festival in Hollywood at Stella Adler Theatre.
In front of the camera, Ann’s work includes a selection of Buzzfeed videos, shorts with Hold For Plane Pictures, and several television spots. She is currently in pre-production for a short she wrote, is producing, and will direct and perform in under her new production company, Hurd Films. Additionally, she is currently writing a web series and a solo show for Hollywood Fringe 2017.
Ann is perhaps best known at her creative home, Theatre Unleashed, for her unconditional support and spirited volunteer work. Ann produced and directed several shows at Theatre Unleashed, such as Passages, a series that introduces bright, new talent to the company, and Stage Fright, a late night show series. She recently directed a play for the O’Shadow Fest which took home the coveted Festival Cup! In her free time, Ann also likes to volunteer her visual talents as scenic painter to local theatre productions.