Skyler White (Anna Gunn)
Anna Gunn currently stars as Skyler White on “Breaking Bad,” garnering considerable critical acclaim.
Throughout her career, Gunn has moved between television, film and theatre with ease. In 2004, she landed her breakout television role, playing Martha Bullock on HBO’s seminal show, “Deadwood.” Gunn’s association with “Deadwood” creator David Milch began early on when she first worked with him on his hit drama “NYPD Blue,” giving a memorable performance as Kimmy, a junkie longing to escape New York to swim with the dolphins.
She also acted in “The Practice,” opposite Dylan McDermott and Lara Flynn Boyle. Her television credits also include “Six Feet Under,” “ER,” and “Seinfeld.”
Highlights of Gunn’s feature film work include the dark comedy Nobody’s Baby, in which she starred with Gary Oldman and Mary Steenburgen; the film premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. In 1998, she played opposite Jon Voight in Tony Scott’s summer blockbuster, Enemy of the State. Her first starring role was in 1995’s independent thriller, Without Evidence, along side Angelina Jolie.
Gunn is also a sought after actress of the stage. In early 2009 she created the leading role of photojournalist Sarah Goodwin in the world premiere of Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies at the Geffen Theater in Los Angeles.
Gunn grew up in Santa Fe, NM. She discovered acting in a drama class at the Santa Fe Preparatory School and was fortunate to study with two teachers from the Actor’s Studio as a teenager.
She continued her education and training at Northwestern University’s renowned theatre department winning a coveted scholarship award in her junior year. During her time at Northwestern, Gunn went abroad for a semester to study with the British American Drama Academy.
Anna currently resides in Los Angeles with her two young daughters.