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BIOGRAPHY

Annelieke Joosten is Dutch actor, author and activist. 

Her passion for acting started when she was eight years old when her parents signed her up for acting classes. From that moment onwards she’s been in many different schools, the most recent being the Full Time Acting Program at international acting school Mulholland Academy in Amsterdam, in which she was enrolled from 2019 - 2020. 

Annelieke was the lead actor in short film ‘Hel’ about depression. For her part in “Eindzege” (EN: Victory), for One Week Film Project 2018, she received an honourable mention as Best Actress. She was also lead actor in the post apocalyptic short film ‘Retina’ which premiered at GoShort Arnhem in 2020. In 2020 she was the lead actor of the TV series MAUS, alongside a.o. Walt Klink and Loes Schnepper.

Annelieke appeared in several major commercials as well, including for KLM (Dutch Royal Airline), Volkswagen and Zwitserleven

Annelieke is a dedicated activist and this shows in her work as an actor as well as her work as a journalist.  She participated in TV documentaries ‘Alleenzaam’ and ‘Tygo in de Psychiatrie’ and in 2022 she was the host of ‘Niet alleen op de wereld’, a talkshow about loneliness in youth. ​She posted several very personal and vulnerable blogs about depression and wrote several compelling articles for VEGAN Magazine.

Furthermore, she is a dedicated vegan and this lifestyle plays a major role in her work. Annelieke is editor in chief of VEGAN Magazine, the magazine of the Dutch Vegan Association (NVV). 

As a model, Annelieke has also achieved some publications worth mentioning. In 2017, she graced the cover of Inspiring Stories Magazine. In 2018 her portrait traveled the world as part of the international exhibition “Red Hot II” by British photographer Thomas Knights.

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