Anna Cathcart is a Canadian child actor, best known for playing ‘Agent Olympia’ in the popular children’s series ‘Odd Squad.’ She played the lead role of ‘Agent Olympia’ in the live-action educational comedy series. It was also her first-ever acting experience. She debuted in the second season of the show in 2016. She reprised her role of ‘Agent Olympia’ in the film version of ‘Odd Squad’ the same year. Cathy also portrayed ‘Dizzy Tremaine’ in the ‘Disney’ musical ‘Descendants 2’ in 2017. She will be seen in ‘Descendants 3’ in 2019. She also appeared as ‘Robyn’ in two episodes of the series ‘Dino Dana.’ More recently, she played ‘Kitty Covey’ in the ‘Netflix’ film ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.’ The film featured her as the little sister of ‘Laura Jean Covey,’ played by Lana Condor. She also appeared in an episode of the TV series ‘Once Upon a Time’ in 2017. Anna is only 15 years old and already has a bunch of hit roles in her resume, which makes her future look promising.
Childhood & Early Life
Anna was born on June 16, 2003, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was raised by supportive parents. She grew up with her sister, Sara.
Anna currently attends school. She shares a close bond with her family.
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Anna began her career at the age of 8, when she appeared in a ‘Crayola and Campbell’s Soup’ commercial. Following this, she took a small break, before being approached by a scout to audition for the ‘PBS’ comedy series ‘Odd Squad.’
She was selected to play the lead role of ‘Agent Olympia’ in the series. It was a children's live-action educational TV series and began to be aired in 2014.
She joined ‘Odd Squad’ in its second season. Her first shoot was in August 2015. She claims that her first acting stint was the most exciting experience of her life.
In 2016, she reprised her role of ‘Agent Olympia’ in the film version of ‘Odd Squad.’ The film was named ‘Odd Squad: The Movie’ and had Anna in the lead role.
In 2017, she portrayed ‘Robyn’ in two episodes of another educational TV program, ‘Dino Dana.’ The same year, Anna auditioned for ‘Disney’s original film ‘Descendants 2’ and bagged the role of ‘Dizzy Tremaine,’ the daughter of ‘Drizella Tremaine.’
The fantasy film was watched by 5.33 million viewers on ‘Disney Channel.’ Her portrayal of ‘Dizzy’ was loved by the viewers.
She also made an appearance in the American fantasy drama ‘Once Upon a Time’ in 2017. She played ‘Tween Drizella’ in two episodes, namely, ‘One Little Tear’ and ‘Sisterhood.’
In 2018, she bagged a significant role in the ‘Netflix’ film ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.’ The film featured her as ‘Kitty Covey,’ the little sister of ‘Laura Jean Covey.’
The film, based on a book of the same name by Jenny Han, has now become a worldwide phenomenon. It also stars Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, and Janel Parrish in lead roles.
Anna is set to reprise her role of ‘Dizzy Tremaine’ in the third installment of the ‘Disney’ franchise ‘Descendants 3’ in 2019. The TV film will also star Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, and Sofia Carson in lead roles.
Awards & Achievements
In 2016, Anna and her ‘Odd Squad’ co-stars won a ‘Joey Award’ nomination for the ‘Best Young Ensemble in a TV Series.
In 2018, Anna was nominated for the ‘Best Performance, Children’s or Youth’ award at the ‘Canadian Screen Awards,’ for ‘Odd Squad.’
Anna is currently believed to be single. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
She owns a dog named Mia. Anna is a ‘Disney’ fan and owns a ‘Descendant’ doll.
She loves taking mirror selfies and also likes clicking a lot of ‘Polaroid’ pictures. Anna shares a close relationship with her ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ co-stars Janel Parrish and Lana Condor. She once stated in an interview that they had almost become real-life sisters.