Camp originally auditioned for the pilot of True Blood but didn't land a role. A year later, she got a call-back from show creator Alan Ball and was offered the part of Sarah Newlin without having to re-audition.
While attending the drama program at Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina, Anna was honored by being named the Thespian of the Year.
When she got to New York, Anna's first professional acting job after graduating from college was appearing in a commercial for Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
Camp is featured in the School of Drama Alumni Spotlight section on the website of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
She was nominated for a Lucille Lortel award for her performance in the Second Stage production of The Scene.
Her mother is an avid Barack Obama follower and a volunteer for the Democratic Party while her father is a chief executive of a small bank in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She has a sister, Saluda, who is also an actress.
She has been living in Queens, New York with her fiancé, actor Michael Mosley. (December 2008)
In February 2008, Anna made her Broadway debut, portraying the character of Nancy Stoddard in The Country Girl at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in New York. She also played Jill Marson in Equus alongside Daniel Radcliffe at Broadhust Theatre, also in New York.
Film, Video, and TV Movie Credits:
• 8 Easy Steps (2009) as Laura
• Just Make Believe (2008) as Kristin
• Pretty Bird (2008) as Becca French
• And Then Came Love (2007) as Kikki
• Reinventing the Wheelers (2007) (TV) as Meg Wheeler
Anna: A character that's surprising, that surprises from scene to scene and show to show, is the best kind of character to play.
Anna: I would rather do something that's challenging rather than something that's easy, always.
Anna: When I first started doing TV and film, it was a scary place. On stage you can be incredibly free because you can do so much physically and with your voice, because you're trying to reach over 1000 people in a room. And when I got [in front of] the camera, I became a little more constrained because I was worried about not being too big or not being over the top.
Anna: (on enjoying doing comedy) Oh, absolutely! It's one of my favorite things to do. I didn't really realize it. I grew up acting since second grade and always watched these old movies and these dramatic scenes and wanted to be a very dramatic actor. But it's just so refreshing to have fun, to truthfully have fun and play with the other actors in a really safe, fun environment where you all want the same goal and trust each other so that it's really easy to be funny.
Anna: (on her play "Equus") I have so many friends who are like, 'I'm sorry, Anna, but I can't see your show!' [laughs] And if I had a million dollars I would pay for them; I wish I could, because it is something I'm really proud of. I'm incredibly proud of this play and the acting I'm doing in it.
Anna: I grew up just really wanting to act, not focusing on math or English or anything at school except drama. My favorite class would probably be recess, then acting after school.
Anna: Honestly, I'd rather be home watching the Food Network in my pajamas eating ice cream than going out to clubs.
Anna: My father, who went to military school, says if you're early, you're on time; if you're on time you're late and if you're late you're dead.
Anna: (on acting) I've always known it was something I had to do. It's very freeing for me. The safest place I feel is onstage.
Anna: (on having a shrink to help her with the psychological pressure of doing "Equus") I have a wonderful dresser who I talk to on a daily basis. She's fantastic and I do tip her well at the end of the week. She's kind of my therapist right now.
Anna: (on being part of the play "Equus") I just know that there are so many actors in New York who are incredibly talented and who are not big stars, and it's an uphill battle for everyone to climb, and I'm very lucky to be in the show.
Anna: I've never been one to even walk around the gym naked, but part of me figured if I was ever going to be naked on stage, it's better to do it on Broadway than in some Off-Broadway garage.
Anna: I don't want people following me and taking pictures, like with Daniel [Radcliffe]. I enjoy being anonymous. But I want to be successful at what I do.
Anna: (on her nude scene in "Equus") This is the most vulnerable I've ever been when it comes to acting. You can't hide behind the character. It's very scary that everyone who sees the show will see me naked. I wouldn't do it were it not this play. I wouldn't be naked in a film getting out of a shower.