EXCLUSIVE: YouTube host and actress Anna Akana is the latest online personality to jump to the big screen. She’s joined Sally Field and New Girl‘s Max Greenfield in the cast of Haven Entertainment and Red Crown’s Hello, My Name Is Doris, the indie comedy directed by Michael Showalter from his script with Laura Terruso. Akana’s the YouTuber behind recent viral videos like the make-up tutorial spoof How To Put On Your Face, which has garnered 1.4M views in less than a month. (Watch it below.) She’s a prolific online creator whose channel boasts 60 million views and 900,000 subscribers, and last year wrote and starred in her own narrative feature Riley Rewind, scoring a none-too-shabby 20M views online. In Hello she plays a web blogger whose attention is piqued by Field’s Doris, the 60-something protagonist who gets inspired by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue her younger co-worker. She’s repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and The Coronel Group. Check her out:
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