She eventually took a pause from playing to attend school and work in publishing, but returned to the performing arts, landing guest spots on shows like 30 Rock and White Collar.
Anna Chlumsky was born on December 3, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois to Nancy and Frank Chlumsky, with both parents having links to the artwork. Beginning as a infant, Anna was employed as a kid model before eventually making her approach to the big screen.
There she played Vada Sultenfuss, the 11-year old daughter of a widowed Pennsylvania mortician (Dan Aykroyd), with Vada forming a deep link into a lad named Thomas, played by Culkin. The movie, using its hard hitting themes around family and departure, earned focus for the young star.
Despite her early success and having a life that kept her grounded, Chlumsky discovered the Hollywood world of rejection and politicking an inhospitable location for an teen and chosen to investigate other career routes.
She then worked for a period in publishing, including stints as a fact checker for the Zagat restaurant guides so when an editorial assistant at Harper Collins. Chlumsky understood this was not for her and paid attention to the small signs that a return to acting might be in order. She received encouragement from her future husband as well asRoberta Flack after a random meeting with all the vocalist in a salon.
Chlumsky registered in drama courses in Brooklyn and finally got areas on several high profile TV series, including 30 Rock, White Collar and Hannibal. An important breakthrough occurred when she joined the cast of the British political satire In the Loop, using the movie directed by Armando Iannucci. Then he served as executive producer on the HBO show Veep, an Americanized model of Iteration, which stars Julia-Louis Dreyfus as U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer. Chlumsky plays Amy Brookheimer, the VP’s chief of staff. The show continues to be an award winning success, and Chlumsky has earned supporting actress Emmy nominations in both 2013 and 2014 for her character.
Chlumsky married her college sweetheart Shaun Thus in 2008. The couple have a daughter together.