Born in San Francisco California, Anna Maria developed her love for theater and began training in singing, dancing and acting.
She always loved performing in front of the camera and on stage, starring in regional productions of "Cinderella" "Bugsy Malone" and "The King and I." She kept busy by modeling for several catalogues, including Macy`s and Mervyns and was a junior finalist for "Star Search 2". After begging her parents to let her audition, Anna Maria booked her 1st audition, winning a role on Disney`s hit "Hannah Montana," so her family packed up and moved to Hollywood. Anna Maria plays Ashley Dewitt, a ditsy fashionista who has no idea that her nemesis, Miley, is really her favorite performer, Hannah Montana.
Since hitting Los Angeles, this beauty has graced the small screen numerous times with roles in "Bee Season," CBS`s morning show "Cake" and "Just Jordan," as well as the voice of Martha, the Safety Patrol Kid in "Higglytown Heroes."
Anna Maria can be seen in Disney`s upcoming hit, "Camp Rock" starring as Ella, a lip-gloss obsessed mean girly girl who makes an unlikely transformation. This television feature is due out in June. Anna Maria lives in Los Angeles with her 2 brothers. She enjoys working with the Children`s Hospital of Los Angeles, and on her free time, likes to design and make her own clothes, as well as snow ski, dance, sing, play the piano and read. ### 2/08