Anna Camp is an American stage and television actress. She is known for her role as Jill Mason in the 2008 Broadway revival of Equus and as Sarah Newlin in the second and sixth seasons of True Blood.
She has had recurring roles in the fourth season of Mad Men (2010) and the third season of the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife (2011–2012), as well as a supporting role in The Help (2011) and Pitch Perfect (2012). She also had a recurring role in FOX comedy series The Mindy Project.
Camp was born in Aiken, South Carolina. Her mother, Dee (née Kornegay), is a Democratic Party volunteer, and her father, Thomas Sewell Camp, is a bank executive. She has an older sister, Saluda, also an actress. Camp grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. She attended Meadowfield Elementary School and was cast in a Drug Abuse Resistance Education production in the second grade, introducing her to acting. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2004. She moved to New York City shortly thereafter.
Camp played the role of Perfect in columbinus in 2005. She played Jill Mason in the 2008 Broadway revival of Equus at the Broadhurst Theatre, which starred Daniel Radcliffe as Alan Strang. Speaking about the role, Camp said, "I had a lot of thought; I didn't even know if I was going to do Equus because of the nudity and because of the high profile [aspect] of it. But you only live once and you have to take those risks because you'll only be a better person or actor because of it."
Anna appeared in Reinventing the Wheelers, a 2007 television pilot which was not ordered to series by ABC. In 2008 she had a role in the pilot of the ABC television dramedy Cashmere Mafia. She had a starring role as Sarah Newlin in the second season of the HBO supernatural drama series True Blood, which earned her a nomination for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series; Camp had earlier auditioned for the role of Sookie Stackhouse.
She has made guest appearances on The Office (2009), Glee (2009), Numb3rs (2010), and Covert Affairs (2010). She has had recurring roles in the fourth season of the AMC drama series Mad Men (2010) and the third season of the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife (2011–2012) and How I Met Your Mother (2013).
In 2011, she starred in the premiere of All New People, a play written by Zach Braff and staged at Second Stage Theatre; the production was directed by Peter DuBois and also starred Justin Bartha, David Wilson Barnes and Krysten Ritter. Camp has a starring role in the Fox sitcom The Mindy Project, and played Aubrey Posen in the 2012 musical comedy film Pitch Perfect.
- "Pitch Perfect [Soundtrack Album]" Released: September 25, 2012
- "Starships" ft. Pitch Perfect Cast and Mike Tompkins Released: October 2012
|2007||"Marry Me" by Train||MV Guest Leading Lady|
|2012||"Love is Louder" Video Advocacy||Herself|
|2007||And Then Came Love||Kikki|
|2008||Pretty Bird||Becca French|
|Just Make Believe||Kristin||Short film.|
|2009||8 Easy Steps||Laura||Short film.|
|2012||Forgetting the Girl||Adrienne Gilcrest|
|2011||The Help||Jolene French|
|2012||Pitch Perfect||Aubrey Posen|| MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment (shared with Pitch Perfect cast)|
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best WTF Moment (shared with Pitch Perfect cast)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Hissy Fit (shared with Hana Mae Lee, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson)
|2013||Sequin Raze||Jessica||Short film.|
|2014||Goodbye to All That||Completed|
|2001||Roswell||Stripper||Episode: "To Have and to Hold"|
|2007||Reinventing the Wheelers||Meg Wheeler||Unaired pilot.|
|2008||Cashmere Mafia||Brooke Adaire||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||The Office||Penny Beesly|| 2 episodes:|
"Niagara: Part 1" (season 6: episode 4)
"Niagara: Part 2" (season 6: episode 5)
|Glee||Candace Dystra||Episode: "Sectionals"|
|2010||Numb3rs||Siouxsie Dark||Episode: "Devil Girl"|
|Covert Affairs||Ashley Briggs||Episode: "Houses of the Holy"|
|Mad Men||Bethany Van Nuys|| Multiple Guest Arc|
– "Public Relations"
– "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword"
– "The Summer Man"
|2011–12||Love Bites||Prudence||Episode: "Stand and Deliver"|
|The Good Wife||Caitlin d'Arcy||Recurring role, 8 episodes.|
|2011||I Hate That I Love You||Sarah||Television movie.|
|2011||Romantically Challenged||Erin||Episode: "Perry Dates His Assistant"|
|2012||House of Lies||Rachel Norbert||Episode: "The Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments"|
|2012||Vegas||Violet Mills|| Multiple Guest Arc|
– "Two of a Kind"
– "Little Fish"
– "Hollywood Ending"
|2009–13||True Blood||Sarah Newlin|| Series regular, 16 episodes.|
Satellite Award: Special Achievement Award (shared with True Blood cast)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with True Blood cast)
|2013||Super Fun Night||Felicity||Episode: "Pilot: Multi-Camera Version"|
|2013||CollegeHumor Originals||Dana||Episode: "FOMO Horror Movie Trailer"|
|2013||How I Met Your Mother||Cassie||2 Episodes: "Knight Vision", "The Lighthouse"|
|The Mindy Project||Gwen Grandy||Series regular; 14 episodes.|
|2013||Ground Floor||Heather||Episode: "Woman On Top"|
Awards & Nominations
|2009||Satellite Awards||Best Ensemble Acting in a Drama Series||True Blood||Won|
|2010||Screen Actor Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance in Ensemble in a Drama Series||True Blood||Nominated|
|2013||MTV Movie Awards||Best WTF Moment||Pitch Perfect||Nominated|
|2013||MTV Movie Awards||Best Musical Moment (Shared with Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, and Hana Mae Lee)||Pitch Perfect||Won|