Who is Anna Hutchinson?
Anna Hutchinson, born on 8th February, 1986, is a talented actress of “Power Rangers” fame, who was born in Auckland, New Zealand. The witty Aquarius stands at 5ft 5ins (1.66m) tall, and weighs about 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 36-26-34.
Anna’s Formative Years
Today known as “one of New Zealand’s most beloved young actresses”, Anna is said to have studied at the illustrious Royal Trinity College. The blonde bombshell has never publicly spoken about her parents, but we’re sure they supported her every step of the way, because from a young age Anna began modelling and doing catalogue work.
Shortly afterwards, Anna got an agent and began transitioning into the acting world.
In 2003, she appeared in two seasons of soap opera “Shortland Street”, and has said of that time: “Well, I did that for three years while doing schoolwork as well; I was studying Chinese”.
Anna’s First Roles
Following on, Anna was seen in episodes of “Orange Roughies” and the TV movie entitled “Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior”, working alongside Disney starlet Brenda Song. In the same year, she played Emma in short movie “The Lost One”.
At just 21 years old, Anna broadened her horizons by appearing in the pilot episode of the gritty drama series “Ride with the Devil”, which was advertised as a “high octane drama with a unique Asian slant”.
Telling the story of an Asian exchange student who strikes up a friendship with a young man from Auckland, the series promised several fast-paced scenes and plenty of cars. Sadly, Isola Production’s idea flopped, and viewers never got the chance to see episode two.
Anna’s Notable Roles
Things changed for Anna in 2008 when she joined the cast of kid’s show “Power Rangers Jungle Fury”, which ran for 32 episodes. Starring alongside Jason Smith and Alijin Abella, Anna wowed fans with her lively performance as Lily Chilman or the Yellow Cheetah Ranger, one of three teenagers chosen to fight against a rival academy and external evil forces.
Anna hasn’t spoken much about her time on the show, which wasn’t renewed for a second season, but she did comment that there were stunt doubles used in several scenes. From then on, her next notable project was the critically acclaimed 2011 Western series “Wild Boys”, appearing in 10 episodes as Emilia Fife.
Since then, the bubbly actress has been hard at work for over a decade, with her best year perhaps being 2013, when she joined the cast of the award-winning action series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”. Along with the handsome Andy Whitfield, Anna enthralled audiences and left fans wanting more; sadly, her character, Laeta, didn’t appear in the third season.
The 2011 horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” deserves a special mention: Anna showed her wild side when playing Jules, a stereotypical bimbo who is beheaded by a killer zombie in front of her boyfriend Curt, played by the talented Chris Hemsworth. With a positive score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and dozens of nominations, the film was a global success, and helped further cement Anna as a seasoned actress.
As for new projects, the New Zealand native is slated to star in mystery movie “Into the Fire” sometime in 2022. Written by Michael D. Coffey, the film is currently in its production stages, and is based on the love story between a rookie fireman and the divorced housewife who he saves from a grisly death.
Fans will also enjoy seeing the star in “Masks Don’t Lie”, a nerve-wracking mystery thriller set in Venice, with an intricate plot that promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
Anna’s Personal Life
Anna tied the knot with talent manager and film producer Mike Gillespie in 2018. Mike popped the question with a glorious 2.25-carat Asscher-cut diamond, and the pair gave an interview to lifestyle magazine Now to Love in which they revealed their wedding plans.
The couple met in 2012 while Anna was filming “Blinder”, a football drama which she starred in and Mike produced. Of Anna, Mike said that she was “…so beautiful, so funny and always laughing. I loved her energy.” As for Anna, she quipped that her future husband was “always up for adventures and just so positive.”
Following their December 2018 wedding on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, the dynamic duo welcomed their daughter, Joanie Pearl Gillespie the following year. Their son was born in November 2021, thus completing the family, and the blonde thanked the team at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for ensuring his safe delivery. Although Mike is relatively private on social media platforms, Anna has shared various photos of Joanie over the years, which are always deluged with likes and comments.
Apart from Mike, the only man Anna has been romantically linked to is her “Power Rangers Island Fury” co-star Jason Smith. It’s said that they had a brief relationship in 2008, but split just months later.
When she’s not hard at work on a film set, Anna enjoys travelling, spending time with her loved ones and learning new things. In May 2021, the award-winning bombshell revealed that she’d passed her digital skills course, which she studied online thanks to NZ Mind Lab, an innovative online school which offers programs to those “driven by curiosity and a desire to stay relevant & connected”.
Anna’s Net Worth
Reliable sources estimate Anna’s net worth at roughly $2 million as of late 2021. This is thanks to many of her projects being box office hits – for example “The Cabin in the Woods” raked in $66.5 million at the box office, more than double its $30 million budget.
Currently, Anna is based in L.A, which makes it much easier for the thespian to land well-paid acting jobs. With interesting projects set to release in 2022, we’re sure that Anna’s net worth will keep growing. From time to time, the beauty queen also endorses products and services on her Instagram profile, such as online hypnobirthing courses.