Anna first gained recognition on the big screen in King of California, as the unyielding but vulnerable cop who faces off with - and eventually is seduced by - Michael Douglas. Then, in five more features, Anna plays an eclectic mix of roles alongside Jim Carrey and Bradley Cooper (Yes Man), Chris McDonald (Reunion), JK Simmons and Alexis Bledel (Post Grad) , Milo Ventimiglia (Order of Chaos) and Robert Carlyle and Danny Masterson (California Solo). Her television appearances include The Closer, House M.D., Private Practice, This Might Hurt, Flash Forward, Numb3rs, Sleeper Cell, Dirt, Weeds.
Anna is the 2011 winner of the Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Play for Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto (also nominated for Best Prodution of the year) that she wrote and performed in both LA and NY. Anna also played the "The Academic" in the U.S. Premiere of David Hare's Stuff Happens at the Mark Taper Forum (Ovation Nomination). So controversial was her portrayal, the L.A. Times published a Special Opinion piece solely about her character and performance. In 2007, she originated the role of the Iraqi mother "Nerjas," delivering a 45 minute monologue in the US Premiere of Canadian playwright Judith Thompson's Palace Of The End. For her performance she received an LA Weekly Award for Solo Performance as well as a nomination for a Lead Actress Ovation Award. She has received outstanding notices from and features in the Los Angeles Times, NY Times, The New Yorker, Backstage West, Backstage NYC, NYTheater.com, NPR/WNYC Radio, Hollywood Reporter, LA Weekly, Audrey Magazine and Variety.