Anna Maria Horsford
Anna Maria Horsford has worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Tyler Perry, and actors Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Cruise, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Ice Cube, Christopher Reeves, Lucille Ball, Lauren Bacall and Mickey Rooney.
The High School of Performing Arts graduate was born into a family of risk takers. Her father, Victor emigrated from Antigua, British West Indies and mother Lillian came from the Dominican Republic. He supported his family from his real estate holding and was the first Black owner of a super market in Harlem.
Ms. Horsford recently returned to television where she joined the cast of the daytime series, The Bold and The Beautiful, and is currently nominated for 2017 Daytime Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Vivienne Avant. The hit NBC series AMEN was her break through project, followed by The Wayans Bros. Both shows are currently in syndication.
Her guest spots have included some of TV highest rated programs; “New Girl,”‘ “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Bernie Mac,” ” Entourage,” and ” Everybody Hates Chris.
Ms. Horsford has left her indelible mark in a plethora of f ilms: A Madea Christmas, Our Family Wedding. Gridiron Gang, Street Smart, Minority Report, Along Came A Spider, Kiss The Girls, Set It Off , Presumed Innocent, St. Elmo’s Fire, How High, as well as two of the Friday series with Chris Tucker.
Although television has been very gracious, the award-winning actress has spread her talent behind the camera as well and is a member of the Director’s Guild of America.
Anna Maria Horsford was recently honored with the prestigious Ambassador of Tourism of Antigua and Barbuda. Her father was a Garveyite (following the Back to Africa teachings of Marcus Garvey and instilled in her “It’s not enough to do good for
yourself , you have to do something for the generations that come after you.”
Anna Maria Horsford has taught drama therapy at the College of New Rochelle, NY. She conducted an acting workshop for the City Volunteer Corp in upstate New York. In addition she assisted her mentor Ellis Haizlip at a creative writing workshop at Rikers sland Correctional Facility through Hospital Audiences, Inc. She also sponsored and hosted a standup comedy festival, “Laughing Inside” at several New Jersey prisons.
In recognition of her philanthropic endeavors she has been recognized by The Department of Black Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha, The Commitment of of Excellence and Humanity Award from Sigma Gamma Rho, The Generation of Light Award, The American Bible Society, The Annie Malone Children’s Home, St. Louis, MO, MADD, Celebrity Indianapolis 500 race, and 2010 UNCF Masked Ball and the Salute to Women in Leadership 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.