Anja Akstin is an American actress who portrayed Farron in Season 7 of AMC's The Walking Dead.

Biography

Anja Akstin was born in Florida but was raised primarily in Juneau, Alaska. She is the middle child and only daughter, sandwiched between her brothers Matt and Drew. Her parents (Matthew and Ruth Akstin), moved to Alaska to raise their family. There, she enjoyed the wild terrain and outdoor endeavors, such as fishing, hiking, and much more. In her youth, Anja discovered she had a natural talent for music, and she picked up her first musical instrument at the age of eleven. For years, music was her primary focus, and she became a professional trombone player in a local band at sixteen. At eighteen, she shipped out to boot camp for the United States Marine Corps, enlisting to continue her passion for music as a tuba player in the United States Marine Corps band. After one tour of duty, she ended active service to pursue a new passion for acting.

Anja performed in her first stage play, Plaza Suite, while still serving in the Marine Corps. Having grown disenchanted during her tour of duty, she found a new creative love while working on this play, and she decided to attempt a professional career. After her EAS, she moved to Florida to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa, from which she graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Theatre. Not yet satisfied, she moved on to study the Eric Morris process at a small workshop, also in Tampa, conducted by Kathy Laughlin. In 2016, Anja had her breakthrough role on the hit series Rectify, but this was by no means her first time in front of the camera. She had performed in a variety of student and independent productions beforehand, along with many stage plays, including such roles as Artie in Eleemosynary, Cassandra in Animals and Plants, Marcus in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, and Isabel in My Children! My Africa!.

Other Works

  • Rectify
  • 10 Seconds to Run
  • Pharmboy
  • The Hunter's Circle
  • The Broadcast
  • Last Rites: The Return of Sabastian Vasilis
  • Resurgence
  • Sam Who
  • Daryl and His Friends
  • Soulless

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Cast (TV Series)
Main Cast Alanna Masterson (7) • Andrew Lincoln (1-7) • Chad Coleman (5) • Chandler Riggs (1-7) • Christian Serratos (7) • Danai Gurira (3-7) • David Morrissey (3-4) • Emily Kinney (5) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (7) • Jeffrey DeMunn (1-2) • Jon Bernthal (1-2) • Josh McDermitt (7) • Lauren Cohan (3-7) • Laurie Holden (1-3) • Lennie James (6-7) • Melissa McBride (4-7) • Michael Cudlitz (5-7) • Michael Rooker (3) • Norman Reedus (2-7) • Sarah Wayne Callies (1-3) • Scott Wilson (4) • Sonequa Martin-Green (6-7) • Steven Yeun (1-7)
Also Starring Alanna Masterson (4-7) • Aldis Hodge (4) • Alexa Nikolas (3) • Alexandra Breckenridge (5-6) • Alicia Witt (6) • Andrew J. West (4-5) • Andrew Rothenberg (1) • Ann Mahoney (6-7) • Audrey Marie Anderson (4) • Austin Abrams (5-6) • Austin Amelio (6-7) • Austin Nichols (5-7) • Benedict Samuel (5-6) • Brandon Fobbs (4) • Brighton Sharbino (4) • Chad Coleman (3-4) • Chris Coy (5) • Christian Serratos (4-7) • Christine Evangelista (6-7) • Christine Woods (5) • Christopher Berry (6) • Corey Hawkins (6-7) • Cullen Moss (5) • Dallas Roberts (3) • Daniel Bonjour (5) • Deborah May (7) • Denise Crosby (4-5) • Donzaleigh Abernathy (3) • Emily Kinney (2-4) • Emma Bell (1) • Enver Gjokaj (4) • Erik Jensen (5) • Ethan Embry (6) • IronE Singleton (2-3) • Jason Douglas (5-7) • Jeananne Goossen (6) • Jeff Kober (4) • Jill Jane Clements (6) • John Carroll Lynch (6) • Jose Pablo Cantillo (3-4) • Josh McDermitt (4-7) • Juan Gabriel Pareja (1) • Julio Cesar Cedillo (3) • Justin Miles (6) • Karl Makinen (7) • Katelyn Nacon (6-7) • Keisha Castle-Hughes (5) • Kenric Green (6-7) • Kerry Condon (4) • Khary Payton (7) • Kirk Acevedo (4) • Kyla Kenedy (4) • Kyle Gallner (4) • Lauren Cohan (2) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (4-5) • Lennie James (1, 5) • Lew Temple (3) • Logan Miller (7) • Madison Lintz (2) • Major Dodson (6) • Maximiliano Hernandez (5) • Melissa McBride (2-3) • Melissa Ponzio (3-4) • Merritt Wever (6) • Meyrick Murphy (4) • Michael Cudlitz (4) • Michael Raymond James (2) • Michael Rooker (1-2) • Michael Zegen (2) • Noah Emmerich (1) • Noel Gugliemi (1) • Norman Reedus (1) • Pollyanna McIntosh (7) • Pruitt Taylor Vince (2) • Rich Ceraulo (6) • Robin Lord Taylor (4-5) • Ross Marquand (5-7) • Rus Blackwell (6) • Scott Wilson (2-3) • Seth Gilliam (5-7) • Sonequa Martin-Green (3-5) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Ogg (6-7) • Stuart Greer (6) • Sunkrish Bala (4) • Sydney Park (7) • Tate Ellington (4-5) • Thomas Francis Murphy (7) • Tom Payne (6-7) • Tovah Feldshuh (5-6) • Tyler James Williams (5) • Vincent Martella (4) • Xander Berkeley (6-7)
Co-Stars Aaron Munoz (2) • Adam Boyer (5) • Adam Minarovich (1-2) • Adrian Kali Turner (1) • Aerli Austen (7) • Al Vicente (3) • Alec Rayme (6) • Alex Van (3) • Amber Chaney (2) • Amy Cain (2) • Amy Dionne (4) • Andy Glen (3) • Andrea Moore (5) • Anissa Matlock (5) • Anja Akstin (7) • Ann Mahoney (5-6) • Anthony Guajardo (1) • Anthony Lopez (7) • April Billingsley (5) • Arthur Bridgers (3) • Autumn Dial (7) • Benjamin Papac (5) • Beth Keener (6) • Bethany Anne Lind (6) • Brandon Carroll (4) • Brett Gentile (6-7) • Brian F. Durkin (7) • Brian Hillard (2) • Brian Stapf (7) • Briana Venskus (7) • Brina Palencia (4) • Brody Rose (6) • Cameron Deane Stewart (4) • Carlos Aviles (6) • Carlos Navarro (7) • Cherie Dvorak (3) • Chloe Aktas (7) • Chris Burns (5) • Chris Gann (6) • Christopher Matthew Cook (5) • Claire Bronson (5) • Cooper Andrews (7) • Corey Brill (5) • Dahlia Legault (5-7) • Dango Nguyen (3) • Daniel Newman (6-7) • Daniel Thomas May (3-4) • Danny Vinson (4) • Darin Cooper (6) • Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis (3) • Davi Jay (4) • David Marshall Silverman (5-7) • Deja Dee (2) • Dwayne Boyd (3) • E. Roger Mitchell (3) • Elena Sanchez (6) • Elijah Marcano (5) • Elizabeth Ludlow (7) • Elyse Nicole DuFour (7) • Eric Mendenhall (4) • Erin Hunter (4) • G-Rod (6) • Gary Weeks (3) • Gina Morelli (1) • Gina Stewart (7) • Griffin Freeman (7) • H. Patrik Coyne (6) • Ian Casselberry (6) • Ilan Srulovicz (6-7) • Irene Ziegler (4) • IronE Singleton (1) • Jacqueline Fleming (7) • James Allen McCune (2) • James Chen (6-7) • James Gonzaba (1) • Jan Harrelson (4) • Jane McNeill (2) • Jasmine Kaur (6) • Jason Alexander Davis (5-6) • Jason Burkey (7) • Jay Huguley (6) • Jayson Warner Smith (7) • JD Evermore (4) • Jeremy Palko (6-7) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (1) • Jesse C. Boyd (5-6) • Jim R. Coleman (1) • Jimmy Gonzales (6) • Jonathan Kleitman (6) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (5-7) • Joshua Hoover (7) • Joshua Mikel (7) • Juliana Harkavy (4) • Justice Leak (5) • Justin Kucsulain (6) • Justin Miles (6) • Katelyn Nacon (5-6) • Karen Ceesay (6-7) • Karenlie Riddering (3) • Keedar Whittle (2) • Keisha Tillis (1) • Keith Brooks (4) • Kelley Davis (2) • Kennedy Brice (4) • Kenric Green (6) • Kerry Cahill (7) • Kevin Patrick Murphy (6-7) • Kimberly Leemans (6) • Kyle Clements (5) • Labrandon Shead (6) • Lance Tafelski (6) • Lane Carlock (7) • Lawrence Kao (3) • LB Brown (6) • Linds Edwards (1) • Lindsay Abernathy (3) • Lindsley Register (7) • Liz E. Morgan (6) • Luke Donaldson (4) • Macsen Lintz (7) • Maddie Lomax (1) • Madison Lintz (1) • Maia Moss-Fife (5) • Major Dodson (5) • Mandi Christine Kerr (5-7) • Marc Gowan (5) • Marcus Hester (4) • Markice Moore (3) • Martinez (7) • Matt Lowe (6) • Melissa McBride (1) • Michael Harding (4) • Michael Scialabba (7) • Michael Traynor (5-6) • Mike Mayhall (3) • Mike Seal (7) • Mimi Kirkland (7) • Myke Holmes (6) • Nadine Marissa (7) • Neil Brown Jr. (1) • Nelson Bonilla (5) • Nick Gomez (3) • Nicole Barré (7) • Noah Benjamin (7) • Owen Harn (5) • Parker Wierling (3) • Peter Kulas (3) • Peter Zimmerman (6-7) • Phillip DeVona (2) • R. Keith Harris (6-7) • Ricky Russert (7) • Ricky Wayne (5) • Rico Ball (5) • Robert Walker-Branchaud (6-7) • Russ Comegys (3) • Russell Towery (3) • Sabrina Gennarino (7) • Sherry Richards (4) • Stephan Jones (7) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Sean Garland (6) • Susie Spear Purcell (5-6) • Tanner Holland (3) • Ted Huckabee (5-7) • Teri Wyble (5) • Theodus Crane (3) • Tiffany Morgan (5-6) • Tim Parati (7) • Tom Turbiville (4) • Travis Love (3-4) • Travis Young (5) • Troy Faruk (3) • Tyler Chase (3) • Tyshon Freeman (7) • Vanessa Cloke (6-7) • Victor McCay (4) • Vincent Ward (3) • Viviana Chavez-Vega (1)
Special Guests Andrew Rothenberg (3) • Brighton Sharbino (5) • Chris Coy (5) • David Morrissey (5) • Emma Bell (3) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (6) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (3) • Jon Bernthal (3) • Kyla Kenedy (5) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (5) • Lennie James (3) • Michael Cudlitz (7)