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 for children. From this moment onwards she’s been in many different schools. For instance, at Toneel Vakschool Rotterdam and at De Toneelmeester. From 2019 - 2020 she enrolled in a Full Time Acting Program at international acting school Mulholland Academy in Amsterdam.
Annelieke was de lead actor ‘Hellen’ 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’, directored by Niels Veenendaal, 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 commercials as well, including Ziggo, ABN Amro, Dutch Royal Airways, Bol.com, Volkswagen and Rijksoverheid.
She is a dedicated activist and this shows in her work as an artist. She wrote several very personal and vulnerable blogs about depression and participated in TV documentaries ‘‘Alleenzaam’ and ‘Tygo in de Psychiatrie’. In the summer of 2022 she was the host of ‘Niet alleen op de wereld’, a talkshow about loneliness in youth.
Furthermore, she is a dedicated vegan and this lifestyle plays a major role in her work.
Since 2020 she’s been writing for Vegan Magazine. Besides that she’s presented the Vegan Awards a couple years in a row.
As a model, Annelieke has also achieved some publications worth mentioning. Her portrait travelled the world as part of the international exhibition “Red Hot II” by Britisch photographer Thomas Knights.
Photo on the left by Valerie Spanjers