Anna Chlumsky (born December 3, 1980; Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress. She is best-known for playing Vada Sultenfuss in the 1991 movie My Girl and the 1994 sequel My Girl 2. Her cousin, Vik Foxx, is the drummer for The Veronicas. Her father Frank Chlumsky is a culinary instructor for the culinary program at Kendall College in Chicago. Her surname is Czech origin and meaning hurst. Hurst was hill. Pronounced kh-LOOM-skee.
* 1 Child acting career
* 2 Hiatus from acting and return
* 3 Career in adulthood
* 4 Filmography
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Child acting career
She entered show business at an early age, modeling with her mother in an advertising campaign. She is best known for playing Vada Sultenfuss in the 1991 movie My Girl and the 1994 sequel My Girl 2.
She was in Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain with Christina Ricci, and screen tested for the part of 'Lex' in Jurassic Park which eventually went to Ariana Richards.
Columbia Pictures expressed serious interest in My Girl 3 (also known as Still My Girl) and a script has been in development since 2003, according to series co-star Dan Aykroyd. Aykroyd revealed in media outlets that Columbia was attempting to sign Chlumsky for the role. The project is still in development stages, with no current updates in seven years.
Hiatus from acting and return
Chlumsky never intended for acting to be her life-long career. As a child she considered working with horses or in paleontology. Once she reached adulthood, roles became scarce and she began to move away from acting. She attended the University of Chicago, majoring in International Studies, and graduated with a BA degree in 2002. During this time she ceased paying dues to the Screen Actors Guild. After graduation she worked as a fact-checker for the Zagat Survey and served as an editorial assistant for a HarperCollins science fiction-fantasy imprint. She came to find this work unsatisfying and decided she wanted to return to acting. She went to the Atlantic Acting School in Manhattan to receive more formal training (in her youth she deemed herself "a natural," so had not had as much formal training) and currently indicates that acting is the career she wants for life.
Career in adulthood
Chlumsky appeared on the March 8, 2007 episode of 30 Rock called "The Fighting Irish". She played the character "Liz Lemler". She also appeared as "Mary Calvin" in an episode of the NBC drama series Law & Order (Season 17, Episode 12) first airing January 12, 2007. She was also in three episodes of the ABC dramedy Cupid.
Chlumsky starred in the Off-Broadway production of Unconditional by Brett C. Leonard at The Public Theater. It was produced by Philip Seymour Hoffman's theater group, LAByrinth Theater Company, which opened on February 2008.
She appeared in the BBC Films political satire In The Loop, co-starring with The Sopranos' James Gandolfini. She plays Liza, a State Department assistant in the movie directed by Armando Iannucci.
She appeared as "Lisa Klein" in an episode of the NBC drama series Law & Order (Season 20, Episode 16) first airing March 15, 2010. 
On Dec. 3rd 2010 it was announced that Anna Chlumsky has signed on to play the chief of staff of Julia Louis-Dreyfus's vice president in 'Veep.'
Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1989 Uncle Buck School Child
1991 My Girl Vada Sultenfuss
1994 My Girl 2 Vada Sultenfuss
1994 Trading Mom Elizabeth Martin
1995 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Jody Salerno
1997 A Child's Wish Missy Chandler TV movie
1997 Miracle in the Woods Gina Weatherby / Field Pea TV movie
1998 Cupid Jill Episode: "Meat Market"
1998 Early Edition Megan Clark Episode: "Teen Angels"
2005 Wait Cara
2007 Eight Days a Week Riley McGann Unaired TV series
2007 30 Rock Liz Lemler Episode: "The Fighting Irish"
2007 Law & Order Mary Calvin Episode: "Charity Case"
2007 Blood Car Lorraine
2008 Eavesdrop Chelsea
2009 House Rules Scotty Fisher TV movie
2009 In the Loop Liza Weld
2009 The Good Guy Lisa
2009 Cupid Josie 4 episodes
2009 My Sweet Misery Chloe
2009 12 Men of Christmas Jan Lucas TV movie
2010 Law & Order Lisa Klein Episode: "Innocence"
2010 Covert Affairs Vivian Episode: "I Can't Quit You Baby"
2010 The Quinn-tuplets Unaired TV series
2010 Sam Margaret Pre-production
2011 The Pill Nelly Filming