Annabelle Attanasio is an American actress popular for playing Cable McCrory in seasons 1 and 2 of CBS’ series ‘Bull’. She is also known for her recurring role of Dorothy Walcott in the Cinemax drama ‘The Knick’ as well as for featuring in Netflix’s 2016 movie ‘Barry’. Daughter of the renowned executive producers Katie Jacobs and Paul Attanasio, she has been acting since the age of five. From local theater productions to small and big screen projects of big banners, Annabelle Attanasio has come a long way. She has earned stardom on her own, without relying on her family’s name and fame. Besides being an actress, the multitalented personality is also a writer and filmmaker, frequently contributing to her parents’ production company Heel and Toe Films. A graduate of Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Attanasio is a simple and down-to-earth woman behind the screen.
Annabelle Attanasio began her acting career at the age of five, appearing in regional theater productions. Her first lead role was of Annie in the play "Annie". She made her television debut in 2004 when she featured in the episode "To Know Her" of the sci-fi drama series ‘Century City’. Five years later, she appeared in an episode of ‘House’, a medical drama produced by her parents’ production agency Heel and Toe Films. The actress starred as Andrea in the 2012 short film ‘Out of the Blue’. A year later, she had roles in two short films, namely, ‘The Swing of Things’ and ‘Disposable’.
Attanasio was featured in ‘Growing Up and Other Lies’, a 2014 comedy drama flick about four best friends who walk the entire length of Manhattan to recreate the greatest adventure of their lives. That year, she also directed, wrote, and starred in the short film ‘Anchovies’. In 2015, the actress joined the cast of the sitcom ‘The Knick’ as ‘Dorothy Walcott’ and also wrote, directed and featured in a short movie titled ‘Drooler’.
In the year 2016, Attanasio appeared in Amber Tamblyn’s movie ‘Paint It Black’ based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Janet Fitch. That year, she also played Silvia in the drama flick ‘Barry’ that followed Barack Obama's life while he studied at the Columbia University in 1981. She also wrote, directed, and acted in the short film ‘Frankie Keeps Talking’ and began playing Cable McCrory in ‘Bull’ in 2016. In 2019, her feature movie ‘Mickey and the Bear’ was chosen to premiere at South by Southwest 2019.
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Family & Personal Life
Annabelle Attanasio was born on May 11, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to executive producers Paul Attanasio and Katie Jacobs. Her father is also a well-known writer who has contributed to popular TV shows ‘Bull’ and ‘Homicide: Life on the Street.’ She is the niece of businessman and founder of the Milwaukee Brewers, Mark Attanasio. Annabelle Attanasio graduated from New York University and later attended Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. She has two siblings named Grace and John from her father’s second marriage to Amanda Benefiel.