Anna Geisslinger

 Anna Geisslinger

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Anna Geisslinger is a Los Angeles-based art director and prop stylist. Anna Geisslinger is mostly famous for “America Adrift”, “Lost Child”, and “Her Story”. Moreover, she is also the daughter of Annette O’Toole and Bill Geisslinger.

Early life and Childhood

Anna Geisslinger was born in Germany. She holds an American nationality. Moreover, she was born to Annette O’Toole and Bill Geisslinger. She has a sibling named Nell Geisslinger. Speaking of her age, she might be around 30, as her elder sister is 37 years old. When it comes to her education, she attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California along with her sister Nell Geisslinger. She migrated from Germany at the age of 21.

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Caption:  Anna Geisslinger with her mother and sister (Source: Twitter)

Professional Life

Anna has worked on a lot of designs and some of them are also shared on her official web-page. There is no doubt that she does not have any job. However, there is no more information regarding her career. But it is not the same with her other family members. They are quite popular. Talking about her father’s career, Bill Geisslinger is an actor. He is famous for Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992), Imaginary Crimes (1994) and Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984). Now coming to her mother’s career, Annette O’Toole is an American actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter.

O’Toole’s first major film role was as a jaded beauty pageant contestant in the 1975 satire Smile; she got the role after doing an impression of a “dead cockroach” at the audition. Then, she also appeared as the tutor and girlfriend of Robby Benson’s character in the college basketball story One on One in 1977. She co-starred opposite Gary Busey in the 1980 film Foolin’ Around. In 1981, she starred in the HBO onstage production of Vanities, as well as in the TV movie Stand By Your Man, which detailed the life of country music legend Tammy Wynette. Later on, in 1982, she appeared briefly as Nick Nolte’s girlfriend in 48 Hours. That same year, she played Alice Perrin in Cat People, and then in 1983, she played Lana Lang and single mother of Ricky in Superman III.

In 1985, she co-starred with Barry Manilow in the CBS television movie Copacabana playing Lola La Mar to Manilow’s Tony Starr. Also in 1985, she had a starring role as Ms. Edmunds in the original Bridge to Terabithia and appeared in the TV adaptation of Strong Medicine the following year. In 1987’s Cross My Heart, a romantic comedy, O’Toole had a leading role opposite Martin Short. In 1990, O’Toole had roles in two ABC television miniseries. She played the adult Beverly Marsh in the miniseries adaptation of the Stephen King novel It, and also portrayed Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in The Kennedys of Massachusetts, a role that earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress. She next starred in the 1992 NBC miniseries Jewels, based on the Danielle Steel novel of the same name.

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In 1993, O’Toole starred in Desperate Justice as Ellen Wells. In 1995, she starred as Cheryl Keeton in the 1995 Lifetime television film based on Ann Rule’s true crime novel Dead by Sunset. She had a recurring role on the television show Nash Bridges (1996) and starred in her own series The Huntress (2000) as a female bounty hunter. In 1997 O’Toole starred in the TV movie Keeping the Promise. In October 2001, 18 years after portraying Lana Lang in Superman III, O’Toole returned to the Superman mythos in the role of Martha Kent, Superman’s adoptive mother, in the television series Smallville. She remained part of the show’s main cast, though at times in the background, until the end of its sixth season.

On January 19, 2010, it was announced that O’Toole would be returning to Smallville for at least one episode. On November 22, 2010, O’Toole played the role of Veronica, a middle-aged woman suffering from a severe case of Alzheimer’s, in season 3 episode 7 of the TV series Lie to Me. In March 2013 she appeared in Grey’s Anatomy as a school teacher who finds out, after surgery, that she will die from cancer. O’Toole portrayed Susan Emerson in six episodes of the first two seasons of Halt and Catch Fire. In 2016, O’Toole returned to the Stephen King realm as boarding house owner Edna Price in ‘The Kill Floor’ episode of the King mini-series 11.22.63.

O’Toole filled the role of Hope McCrea in the Netflix series Virgin River. In retrospect, O’Toole can date the beginning of her songwriting career to events during a car ride after the September 11 attacks; as her husband Michael McKean describes it, “On September 11, 2001, Annette found herself without an airline to carry her back down to Los Angeles from Vancouver, where she films Smallville. So she drove a rental car down. The two of us drove it back up together, and on the long drive up there, somewhere between Portland and Seattle, she told me she had a tune in her head”.

The “tune in her head” became Potato’s in the Paddy Wagon, one of three songs the couple wrote for A Mighty Wind, including the Oscar-nominated song “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow”. O’Toole sang “What Could Be Better?” — a song she and her husband co-wrote – for the 2004 Disney children’s album A World of Happiness. In May–June 2005, the couple did a cabaret act for “Feinstein’s at the Regency” in New York City. On July 7, 2007, O’Toole appeared as a backing singer for her husband’s fictional band Spinal Tap at the London leg of the Live Earth concerts. She has also performed on the band’s 2009 Unwigged and Unplugged tour, and contributed lyrics to “Short and Sweet” on the 2009 Spinal Tap album Back from the Dead.

In 2011 she starred in CAP21’s production of the new musical Southern Comfort, based on the Sundance award-winning documentary, by Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis. Finally, talking about her sister’s career, Nell Geisslinger started her career by joining an acting company. She began to work at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as an intern. Geisslinger played various characters in a different play such as A Streetcar Named Desire as Stella, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella as Portia,  The Imaginary Invalid as Louison, and Oedipus Complex as Chorus. She associated with the festival for the 10 seasons.

Moreover, she also appeared in the plays like Twelfth Night in Utah Shakespeare Festival,  Tribes in Berkeley Rep, The Foreigner in Cincinnati Playhouse, and mary’s Wedding in Actors Theatre. In 1990, she made her first appearance on TV with the mini-series, IT. After a couple of years, she worked in the series, Jewels as Christina. In 2019, she appeared in the short movies, The Ride Home as Gracie and Abby & Jack as Willow. Similarly, she also featured in the movies, Chloe and Keith’s Wedding as Rose Perkins. Currently, she is working as the senior producer for Food: Fact or Fiction? with her stepfather.

Net Worth

Anna’s actual net worth hasn’t been reviewed yet. But her mom Annette, an American actress, singer-songwriter, and dancer has a good net worth of around $10 million dollars. Similarly, her father’s net worth is around $1.6 million. Also, her sister’s net worth is $700k.

Relationship Status

Regarding the relationship Status of Anna Geisslinger, she is possibly single. There is no information out regarding her romantic love affairs till now. As a matter of fact, her mother Annette O’Toole has married twice. O’Toole married actor Bill Geisslinger on April 8, 1983; they divorced in 1993. The couple had two daughters. O’Toole married Michael McKean in March 1999. She and McKean share a musical career.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Speaking about Anna’s body measurement, she has a good height with a decent weight. She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall. Other than this, there is no information regarding her body measurements, weight, dress size, and also shoe size. But it is known that she has a pair of beautiful blue eyes with blonde hair.

She is not active on any of the social media platforms. She neither uses Instagram nor Twitter and also not Facebook. Although there are many social media accounts with her name but none of them are her real accounts. She seems to be a very secretive person.