Via Zoom: Actress Anna Gold in ‘Broke AF’ on Amazon Prime Video

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CHICAGO – These days, getting to “prime time” often means getting a film or series to Amazon Prime Video. Chicago-based actress Anna Gold got that streaming distinction, after collaborating on a TV series called “Broke AF” … created by Maurice Profitt. In Episode Three she portrays Polly, fresh from a small town and living in the big city. “Broke AF” is a short for Broke As F**k, so Polly has to contend with the family she left behind always asking for money she doesn’t have.

Anna related how she got involved with the series. “I called Maurice Profitt – who I had collaborated with before – and asked him if he was producing anything. I offered the character of Polly, who I had created based on my experiences living in Montana, where my neighbors would just walk into my house.”

Anna Gold of ‘Broke AF
Photo credit: Anna Gold

Actress Anna Gold was born in Springfield, Illinois, and grew up in the Quad Cities-Illinois. After moving to Los Angeles after high school, she came back to Chicago to study at The Second City and Improv Olympics (iO) to get a comedy foundation. Her second journey back to L.A. was fruitful … her ability to speak Spanish landed her parts on Hispanic series, and she even landed a voice part on “Family Guy” on their 100th episode. She is currently based back in Chicago, and has worked in short films, local commercials and her own Instagram videos on subjects ranging from baking to surviving on indigenous plants.

“I think that performing on Instagram keeps me ready for an on-camera performance that could be next,” Anna observed. “It also helps me to make my own choices and to not be afraid to improvise.”  

In the rest of the interview Via Zoom with Patrick McDonald of, Anna Gold talks about her origins in her desire to be an actress, advice on working in Los Angeles and the emotion that connects to her style of performance.

“Broke AF” is available through Amazon Prime Video. Featuring Anna Gold as Polly. Written and directed by Maurice Profitt. For more information, click here. Connect to Anna Gold on Instagram through @AnnaGoldness. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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