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Born: August 11, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Profession: actress

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The consummate working actor, Anna Gunn consistently delivered credible, grounded performances in such a constant stream of stage and television roles that her work was familiar, while Gunn herself remained relatively unknown. She was a veteran of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles stages, and a regular face on episodic television by the time she landed her breakthrough role as the long-suffering Martha Bullock on "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06), a character that the show's creator, David Milch wrote with Gunn in mind after seeing her stunning work in a guest role on his previous series, "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005). Whether playing a desperate but hopeful New York junkie, or the stalwart wife of a frontier sheriff, Gunn invested her work with a transformative sense of realism. She would bring that same quality to her performance as Skyler White on the critically acclaimed drama "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 2008- ), taking a dramatic journey from pregnant housewife to knowing accomplice in her husband's methamphetamine operation without ever straining the credibility of her character. In a career that placed quality and consistency over celebrity, Anna Gunn established herself as a genuine and reliable talent. ...

The consummate working actor, Anna Gunn consistently delivered credible, grounded performances in such a constant stream of stage and television roles that her work was familiar, while Gunn herself remained relatively unknown. She was a veteran of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles stages, and a regular face on episodic television by the time she landed her breakthrough role as the long-suffering Martha Bullock on "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06), a character that the show's creator, David Milch wrote with Gunn in mind after seeing her stunning work in a guest role on his previous series, "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005). Whether playing a desperate but hopeful New York junkie, or the stalwart wife of a frontier sheriff, Gunn invested her work with a transformative sense of realism. She would bring that same quality to her performance as Skyler White on the critically acclaimed drama "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 2008- ), taking a dramatic journey from pregnant housewife to knowing accomplice in her husband's methamphetamine operation without ever straining the credibility of her character. In a career that placed quality and consistency over celebrity, Anna Gunn established herself as a genuine and reliable talent.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sassy Pants (2012)
2.
 Secrets of Eden (2012)
3.
 Twelve Mile Road (2003) Leah
4.
 Nobody's Baby (2001) Stormy
5.
 Lost Souls (2000) Sally Prescott
6.
 Enemy of the State (1998) Emily Reynolds
7.
 Without Evidence (1996) Liz Godlove
8.
 If Someone Had Known (1995) Linda Reed
9.
 Junior (1994) Casitas Madres Receptionist
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Starred as Isabella in "Measure for Measure," at the Ahmanson Theatre; helmed by famed director Sir Peter Hall
1994:
First worked with David Milch on the ABC drama series "NYPD Blue"; played a junkie on two episodes
1995:
First major film role, the independent feature "Without Evidence"
1997:
Cast in the indie film "Santa Fe" with Lolita Davidovich
1996:
Made Broadway debut opposite Roger Rees in "The Rehearsal" at the Roundabout Theater
1998:
Played a recurring role on David E. Kelley's "The Practice" (ABC) as ADA Jean Ward
1998:
Appeared opposite Jon Voight and Will Smith in the Tony Scott film "Enemy of the State"
2001:
Starred alongside Gary Oldman and Mary Steenburgen in the dark comedy "Nobody's Baby"
2004:
Landed recurring role on the HBO series "Six Feet Under" as the wealthy divorcée who has a fling with Peter Krause
2005:
Cast as Martha Bullock on David Milch's acclaimed HBO series "Deadwood"
2008:
Cast as Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) wife Skyler on the AMC original drama series "Breaking Bad"
2011:
Appeared in Kevin Smith's horror-thriller, "Red State"
2013:
Won first Emmy Award for her role as Skyler White on "Breaking Bad"
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Education

Santa Fe Prep: Santa Fe , New Mexico -
Northwestern University: Chicago , Illinois -

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