Anessa Ramsey

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Anessa Ramsey
BornJanuary 1978 (age 46)[1]
United States
Occupation(s)Actress, film producer

Anessa Ramsey is an American actress and film producer. Ramsey starred in The Signal (2007), YellowBrickRoad (2010), and Rites of Spring (2011).


Heather Wixson of Dread Central called her "one of the finest actresses working in independent film these days".[2] Ramsey began acting at 17. Her first starring role was in The Signal with Justin Welborn and A. J. Bowen. The three had worked extensively with co-directors David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, and Dan Bush in Atlanta-based productions previously.[3] Her next starring role was in YellowBrickRoad. The directors, Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton, were fans of The Signal and cast Ramsey based on her performance in that film.[4] Ramsey was offered the option of co-producing the film, which she said that she enjoyed. She said that she was drawn to the film based on the setting.[5] In Rites of Spring, she starred as a flawed heroine, which she said was an important part of the characterization for her.[6] She was also interested in appearing in a creature feature. Ramsey performed her own stunts.[2] John Anderson of Variety wrote that Rites of Spring "has a terrific actress in Anessa Ramsey, who's that rare thing in horror, a thoroughly-convincing victim."[7] In 2013, she appeared in a small role in Devil's Knot,[6] and, in 2015, she appeared in the horror anthology Southbound.[8] In 2017, she starred in Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 as Tammy the Terrorist.[9]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1998 M.S.G. Stitch Short
2004 Darkest Adversary Fallen Angel Short
2007 The Signal Mya Denton
2007 Why I Love Shoplifting from Big Corporations Strange Man / Mommy Short
2008 Golgotha Golgotha
2009 Hungry for Love Rhoda (age 22) Short
2009 7 Days of Yellow Blair
2010 YellowBrickRoad Melissa Barnes
2010 The 5th Quarter Lynn Garber
2011 Footloose Caroline
2011 Rites of Spring Rachel Adams
2012 Ghost of Old Highways The Whore Short
2013 Devil's Knot Rosie
2015 Night Light VR Mother Short
2015 Southbound Bunny Kensington
2015 Criminal Minds Christine McNeil "Mr. Scratch"
2017 Death Race 2050 Tammy


  1. ^ Henry, Scott (May 23, 2007). "Profile: Anessa Ramsey". Creative Loafing. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Wixson, Heather (July 26, 2012). "Star Anessa Ramsey Talks Flawed Heroines, Trilogy Plans and More for Rites of Spring". Dread Central. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "ICONS Interview with Anessa Ramsey and Justin Welborn of THE SIGNAL". Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "A YellowBrickRoad Exclusive Interview". Shock Till You Drop. January 16, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Wixson, Heather (August 5, 2011). "Exclusive: Dread Central Interviews YellowBrickRoad Stars Anessa Ramsey, Clark Freeman and Cassidy Freeman". Dread Central. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Dickson, Evan (July 25, 2012). "[Interview] Anessa Ramsey On Subverting Genre In 'Rites Of Spring'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  7. ^ Anderson, John (August 1, 2012). "Review: 'Rites of Spring'". Variety. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  8. ^ Gingold, Michael (February 4, 2016). "Q&A: Producer/Director Roxanne Benjamin Takes a Trip "SOUTHBOUND"". Fangoria. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  9. ^ Galuppo, Mia (February 18, 2016). "Roger Corman Revs Up 'Death Race 2050' With Malcolm McDowell Starring". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 20, 2016.

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