and bonus pic on the red carpet 🙂
More about Annie:
Annette Ngosi Ilonzeh was born in Grapevine, Texas in 1983. The Texas native was a finance major with an Associates degree who’d transferred to the University of Texas at Arlington on a basketball scholarship when, in her senior year, she decided to pursue acting.
After visiting Los Angeles, Ilonzeh was hooked and headed west. However, her father insisted, “I’m giving you one year to become a superstar and if you’re not, you’re coming home.” Ilonzeh began working almost immediately, nabbing small parts in some big projects.
In 2007 she made a TV debut in an episode of CBS series How I Met Your Mother. She had bit roles in movies He’s Just Not That Into You, Miss March and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. In 2009-2010, she appeared in three episodes Melrose Place, in 2010 she starred in two episodes Entourage. From 2010 to 2011 she played the role Maya Ward on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.
In January 2011 it was announced Annie will be one of the Angels on the reboot of the television series, Charlie’s Angels.
Charlie’s Angels Premieres Thursday Sept 22 on ABC.