Anne Winters (actress)

Anne Christine Winters (born June 3, 1994) is an American actress. She has played roles in the FX's series Tyrant as Emma Al-Fayeed, ABC's series Wicked City as Vicki Roth, and Netflix's series 13 Reasons Why as Chlöe Rice. She also starred in the films Sand Castles (2014), Pass the Light (2015), The Bride He Bought Online (2015), Mom and Dad (2017), and Night School (2018).

Anne Winters
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Winters in 2012
Born (1994-06-03) June 3, 1994 (age 28)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2009–present

In 2017, she began starring as cancer patient Mia Phillips in go90's drama series Zac & Mia, for which she won the 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series. In the 2022 third season of the Hulu science fiction series The Orville, she played the role of Ensign Charly Burke.

Early lifeEdit

Anne Christine Winters was born in Dallas, Texas, to Karen and Harry Winters.[1] She grew up in nearby Lewisville. Winters was educated at Prestonwood Christian Academy, a private Baptist school in Plano.[2] When she was ten years old, Winters sang a solo at the American Airlines Center to a crowd of over 24,000 people. She originally planned to attend Southern Methodist University for her college education, but chose instead to relocate to Los Angeles in order to pursue her acting career.[3]


Winters made her film debut as Young Kathleen in the straight-to-DVD film A Christmas Snow. She then appeared in the straight-to-DVD film Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang. In 2013, she guest starred in the Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie as Kylie Kramer, appearing in the episode "Steal-A-Rooney". From 2013 to 2014, Winters had a recurring role as Kelsey in the ABC Family/Freeform drama series The Fosters.

From 2014 to 2016, Winters starred in the regular role of Emma Al-Fayeed in the drama series Tyrant,[4] created by Gideon Raff for the FX network.[5] She was credited as a guest star during Tyrant's second season, appearing in only four of the 13 episodes, and continued her role in the third season. Winters starred in a leading role in the 2014 independent drama film, Sand Castles, directed by Clenét Verdi-Rose, opposite actors Jordon Hodges and Clint Howard. She won the Leonardo da Vinci Horse Award for Best Ensemble Cast at the MIFF Awards with her co-stars.[6] Also in 2014, Winters starred as Kelly Decker in the action film Fatal Instinct.

In 2015, she appeared as Gwen in the faith-based film Pass the Light, directed by Malcolm Goodwin. She also starred as Avery Lindstrom in the Lifetime television film The Bride He Bought Online, directed by Christine Conradt. That same year, she was cast as Vicki Roth in ABC's crime drama series Wicked City.[7] Winters co-starred as Valerie York in the NBC pilot sequel to the teen drama film Cruel Intentions, alongside the film's original star Sarah Michelle Gellar.[8] Winters won Best Supporting Actress at the 2016 Nice International Film Festival for her role in the drama film The Tribe.[9][10]

In 2017, she appeared opposite Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair in the horror comedy film Mom and Dad, directed by Brian Taylor.[11] Since 2017, Winters has had a lead role in the AwesomenessTV and go90 drama series Zac & Mia, portraying teenage cancer patient Mia Phillips.[12][13] She won the 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for her performance in the role.[14]

Winters portrayed Chlöe Rice, the new head cheerleader and "it" girl of Liberty High in a recurring role of the second, third, and fourth seasons of Netflix's drama series 13 Reasons Why,[15] and appeared in the 2018 comedy film Night School, directed by Malcolm D. Lee.[16] She has been cast in the ABC drama series Grand Hotel.[17]

In 2022, she appeared in season 3 of The Orville, as new season regular, Charly Burke.[18][19]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Gloria Student
2010 A Christmas Snow Young Kathleen
2011 Cooper and the Castle Hills Gang Lauren
2014 Sand Castles Lauren Daly
2014 Fatal Instinct Kelly Decker
2015 Pass the Light Gwen
2015 The Bride He Bought Online Avery Lindstrom
2016 The Tribe Sarah
2017 Reality High Holly
2017 Mom and Dad Carly Ryan
2018 Night School Mila
2019 Countdown Courtney


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Summer Camp Beth TV movie
2013 Liv and Maddie Kylie Kramer Episode: "Steal-a-Rooney"
2013–2014 The Fosters Kelsey Recurring role (season 1), 6 episodes
2014–2016 Tyrant Emma Al-Fayeed Main role (season 1); special guest (seasons 2–3)
2015 Wicked City Vicki Roth Main role
2016 Cruel Intentions Valerie York Main role; unsold TV Pilot
2017–2019 Zac & Mia Mia Phillips Main role
2018–2020 13 Reasons Why Chlöe Rice Recurring role (season 2–4)
2019 Grand Hotel Ingrid Main role
2022 The Orville Charly Burke Main role (season 3)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 Leonardo da Vinci Horse Awards Best Ensemble Cast Sand Castles Won [6]
2016 Nice International Film Festival Best Supporting Actress The Tribe Won [10]
2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Zac & Mia Won [14]


  1. ^ Schrader, Adam (January 14, 2016). "21-year-old Lewisville native Anne Winters pursues acting dream in Los Angeles". The Dallas Morning News.
  2. ^ "21-year-old Lewisville native Anne Winters pursues acting dream in Los Angeles". Dallas News. Jan 14, 2016. Retrieved Dec 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Vicki Roth played by Anne Winters".
  4. ^ Nededog, Jethro (August 26, 2013). "'Borgias' Noah Silver to Co-Star on FX's Howard Gordon Pilot 'Tyrant'". TheWrap. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Levine, Stuart (December 10, 2012). "FX nabs 'Tyrant' project from 'Homeland' pair". Variety. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Sand Castles (2014) Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (March 11, 2015). "Dilshad Vadsaria Joins Fox's 'Frankenstein'; ABC's 'The Adversaries', 'The Catch', 'LA Crime' Add Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ Schrader, Adam (March 18, 2016). "Lewisville native Anne Winters to play in 'Cruel Intentions' sequel on NBC". The Lewisville Texan Journal. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "Best Supporting Actress – Nice IFF 2016". Film Fest International. March 17, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Nice IFF 2016 Awards Winners". Film Fest International. May 14, 2016. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  11. ^ Schrader, Adam (September 9, 2016). "Anne Winters cast in thriller, 'Mom and Dad'". The Lewisville Texan Journal. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (March 20, 2017). "YouTube Star Kian Lawley & Anne Winters To Topline 'Zac And Mia' YA Series On Go90". Deadline Hollywood.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (November 29, 2017). "'Zac And Mia' YA Series Renewed For Season 2 By AwesomenessTV". Deadline Hollywood.
  14. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (April 27, 2018). "Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: 'Bold And The Beautiful', 'Sesame Street' Top Winners". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  15. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (August 8, 2017). "'13 Reasons Why' Adds Seven New Actors for Season 2". Variety. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  16. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (September 26, 2017). "'13 Reasons Why's Anne Winters Joins 'Night School'; 'Trial By Fire' Adds Jade Pettyjohn". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  17. ^ Petski, Denise (March 7, 2018). "'Grand Hotel': Anne Winters & Bryan Craig Cast In ABC Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (2019-11-04). "'The Orville': Anne Winters Joins As New Series Regular For Season 3". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-01-31.
  19. ^ "'The Orville' Update – Filming Starts & Anne Winters Joins Cast For Season Three". Retrieved 2020-01-31.

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