Emmy-nominated actress Anna Chlumsky recently joined ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis on an episode of ABC Radio’s “No Limits With Rebecca Jarvis.” Here are six things you may not know about the “Veep” star:
1. She got her first job at 10 months old. Chlumsky grew up in Chicago and had her first job when she was only 10 months as a baby model for the department store Carson Pirie Scott. When she turned 8, she told her mom that she would rather act but it wasn’t until she was an adult that she discovered her true passion for performing.
“My mom you know was pursuing acting herself and did a lot of like community theater musicals,” Chlumsky said. “At one point when I was like 8, I said to her I want to do that. I don’t like modeling. I’m tired of being stuck with pins. … I want to do, like, ‘Annie’ because any kid wants to do ‘Annie.’”
Chlumsky then started acting and was soon cast in the movie “My Girl” alongside Macaulay Culkin at the age of 10.
“It all kind of happened around me. I wasn’t really ambitious for it,” she said of her experience as a child actor. “I got … partly ambitious for it around my adolescence because by then I was old enough to love Vivien Leigh or love Bette Davis and want to be them. But even then it still felt like such a popularity contest and it still felt like such a way to get approval from adults.”
She added, “I didn’t really, really, firmly know how much I wanted to pursue this craft until I was an adult.”
2. She had sworn off acting at one point. Chlumsky continued acting after the success of “My Girl” but by the time she had made it to college at the University of Chicago, she said she was done with acting (or so she thought).
“I had written off acting … because the way that I grew up with it and then stopped getting jobs through my adolescence, so much of it just made me feel bad,” she said. “Everything around school made me feel…