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Originally from the San Juan Islands in Washington State, Ayanna Berkshire was just three years old when she began performing for audiences. As she grew, she honed her skills to become an accomplished actress, singer and dancer. But it was her love of the European theater and French film that led her to move to Paris when she was only 18 years old. Berkshire immersed herself in the French language and found employment as a nanny-by-day and stylist-by-night in the Paris fashion industry. After spending 2 inspiring years in France she returned to the United States where she focused on pursuing her acting career. Ayanna's film acting credits include Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy starring Michelle Williams (2008), 2004's The Dust Factory starring Ryan Kelley, Hayden Panettiere and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Peter Paige's 2005 feature directorial debut, Say Uncle starring Kathy Najimy, Melanie Lynskey, Anthony Clark and Gabrielle Union. And 2008's Twilight Movie based on the best selling books by Stephenie Meyer and directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Ayanna made her Producing debut came with Fictitious Film's Planet Filmmaker. In 2011 Ayanna played Dr. Rose NBC's series Grimm.
Ayanna currently resides in Portland, Oregon.