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Flo Ankah is a triple threat performer acting in film, stage and television. She obtained her green card through her work as an actor, and is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Her Off-Broadway debut was performing the solo show Edith Piaf Alive for Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, directed by Alice Jankell. She performed numerous plays at the Inwood Shakespeare Festival, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Ted Minos, and at the Guggenheim Museum under the direction of Meredith Monk. Flo was Sylvie in the first reading of Best Friends, a new play by Jack Gindi. Other readings include opposite Israel Horowitz for Richard Vetere’s novel Baroque, and a multitude of experimental theater works including at Dance Theater Workshop and Dixon Place. She acted with Helen Hunt, Tuc Watckins and Patti Cohenour (at the LA Shrine Auditorium, sold out). Fully bilingual, Flo enjoys working with accents and is the voice of several luxury brand commercials.
Thanks for bringing your fantastic voice, sweet spirit, and positive energy to the show [Loving the Silent Tears, Lead singer/actress]. I loved watching you blossom throughout the process. I hope the opportunity arises for us to be creative together again. —Vincent Paterson, director
Sound was a very important part of the film [The Limits of Control, Voice ADR in airport scene] and everything had to be just right so thanks for a great performance. —Jim Jarmusch, director
I want to see everything you have done. [Rachel Getting Married, Wedding guest]
—Jonathan Demme, director
Stage, Film and Television
Flo enjoys the stereotype of the French woman. They usually are smart character that look nice and tend to be good in bed. She was cast as the maid Colette on One Life to Live… where she got to wear a delightful outfit, and work with Emmy-award winner directors Jill Mitvell and Mike Eibaum.
While she was under artist visa, Flo was only allowed to make a living as an actress, so she worked on sets, standing in for numerous celebrities, and acquiring a solid understanding of the New York production scene.
Flo started her career performing extensively in French theaters before arriving to New York. English was a barrier at first and she made a point to be on stage as much as possible.
Coming from a dance background, she found herself at ease in experimental theater works such as Meredith Monk’s Ascension Variation (the Guggenheim Museum), John Duncan’s The Grateful (RoseLee Goldberg’s Performa), and Young Jean Lee’s Church (the Public Theater). She is well versed in improvisation comedy, studying regularly for over thress years at the Magnet Theater and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, where she graduated in long form improvisation. Flo loves going to the theater and can’t wait to do more straight plays!
Flo has been studying and performing long-form improv since 2009. She graduated from the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and studied at the Magnet Theater and the PIT sketch/comedy writing. She was in Cherub Improv, a volunteer comedy group, and hosted her own show at Flute Gramercy where she performed with rotating teams. She is currently shooting Life with Flow, her collaborative 3D comedy series: www.lifewithflow.com.