Annika Boras is an American actress known for her dramatic stage work and for her portrayal of Louise Sinclair on The Following and for her role of Captain Lynette Cunningham on Chicago Fire. She was nominated for a Drama League Award for her portrayal of Elektra in An Oresteia at Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway. She also received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her performance in Edward Bond's 'Chair.' In 2017, she worked alongside Octavia Spencer and Claire Danes for the film A Kid Like Jake, directed by Silas Howard. She also appeared as Mrs. Alsop in The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks directed by Steven Spielberg.
Annika Ley Boras
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
Early life and educationEdit
Boras was born in New Jersey, to Erika Boras, a Classical cellist and music educator, and Dr. Tom Boras, a Jazz saxophonist, composer and the director of Jazz studies at NYU. She was raised in Bergen County, NJ and Greenwich Village. Boras has one sister Brit Boras, a musician. She began studies to receive a Bachelor of Music at New York University, Steinhardt school. After a year, she left NYU, to study acting in London. Boras graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005.
|2017||The Post||Mrs. Alsop|
|2018||A Kid Like Jake||Lynn||Post Production|
|2006||Northern Lights||Becky||Episode: #1.6|
|2007||Law & Order||Trina Bailey||Episode: "The Family Hour"|
|2008||Law & Order:SVU||Leslie Schuster||Episode: "Lunacy"|
|2008||Ugly Betty||Anna Diaz||Episode: "Betty Suarez Land"|
|2009||Exit 19||Detective Steigerwald||TV Movie|
|2010||Rescue Me||Alice||Episode: "Blackout"|
|2011||Lights Out||Charie Baye||3 Episodes|
|2011||The Good Wife||Nina Dolan||Episode:"Feeling the Rat"|
|2012||NYC 22||Amber||Episode: "Lost and Found"|
|2012||Royal Pains||KJ Golan||2 Episodes|
|2012||Made in Jersey||Penelope Banforth||Episode: "Camelot"|
|2013||The Following||Louise Sinclair||3 Episodes|
|2013||Law & Order: SVU||Melissa Murphy||Episode: "Criminal Hatred"|
|2013||Person of Interest||Nicole Townsend||Episode: "Reasonable Doubt"|
|2013–2014||Unforgettable||Jackie M/ Jacqueline Mikhailova||2 Episodes|
|2014||The Blacklist||Kaja Tomczak||Episode: "Monarch Douglas Bank"|
|2015||Chicago Fire||Captain Lynette Cunningham||3 Episodes|
|2016||The Get Down||Mrs. Gunns||Episode: "Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice"|
|2017||Time After Time||Phyllis Holland||2 Episodes|
|2017||Shelter||Dr. Anita Baker||TV Movie|
|2018||Succession||Anna Newman||Episode: 104|
|2018||Random Acts of Flyness||White Reporter||Episode: 105|
|2005||Carver||Waitress||Arcola Theatre, London, UK.|
|2006||Romeo & Juliet||Juliet||ART, Boston.|
|2007||The Error of Their Ways||Helena||HERE Arts, NYC.|
|2008||The Miracle Worker||Annie Sullivan||Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ.|
|2008||Chair||The Welfare Officer||Theatre For a New Audience, Duke Theatre, NYC.|
|2009||The Importance of Being Earnest||Gwendolyn||Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ.|
|2009||An Oresteia||Electra||Classic Stage Company, NYC.|
|2009||Ernest in Love||Gwendoline||Irish Repertory Theatre, NYC.|
|2010||Orlando||Sasha||Classic Stage Company, NYC.|
|2011||Macbeth||Lady Macbeth||Theatre For a New Audience, Duke Theatre, NYC.|
|2012||The Broken Heart||Penthea||Theatre For a New Audience, Duke Theatre, NYC.|
|2014||The Danish Widow||Aline||New York Stage & Film, Poughkeepsie, NY.|
|2016||The Prodigal Son||Louise||Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC.|
|2016||Junk||Amy Merkin||La Jolla Playhouse, CA.|
|2017||Man From Nebraska||Ashley||2nd Stage Theatre, NYC.|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2009||Lucille Lortel Award||Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play||Chair||Nominated|
|2009||Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance in a Play||An Oresteia||Nominated|
- "2009 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations". OffBroadway.com. Archived from the original on 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
- "ASTA/NJ President's Letter by Erika Boras Tesi". American String Teachers Association, New Jersey Chapter. 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
- "The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – Search Database". RADA. 2011-10-07. Archived from the original on 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
- "Freeport Journal-Standard on". Newspapers.com. 1949-11-12. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
- "Lortel Archives-The Internet Off-Broadway Database". Lortel.org. Archived from the original on 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
- "Lortel Archives-The Internet Off-Broadway Database". Lortel.org. 1962-11-15. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2014-06-16.