Award-winning Actor and Singer, Audie Finalist Audiobook Narrator, Director, Voice Artist, and Host

Deanna Anthony is a Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists aka SAG AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association aka AEA, and American Guild of Variety Artists aka AGVA professional and dynamic talent who delivers high quality storytelling in a versatile voice with specific intention and is also a member of the Audio Publishers Association (APA), the Professional Audiobook Narrator Association (PANA), National Association of Voice Actors (NAVA) and the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS).

She was a Principal Cast Member of the team at Disneyland Resort that was awarded the prestigious IAAPA Brass Ring Award for Best Theatrical Production, and 2022 also brought a nomination in the category of Best Black Narrator from the author collective know as Black Girls Who Write for their It’s Lit Literary Awards.

In 2023, Deanna was named an Audie Award Finalist for her performance in the multicast audiobook nonfiction title, THE SEX LIVES OF AFRICAN WOMEN, written by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and published with Blackstone Publishing.  She also was a presenter for the Romance, Erotica and Fantasy categories, and provided Voiceover Performance for the 2023 Audie Awards ceremony.

Some may also recognize her as one of the signing Narrators at the inaugural Steamy Lit Conference in Anaheim, CA.

With a background as a professional stage and on camera actor, live vocalist, animation voice artist, and audiobook narrator, Deanna seamlessly provides a strong work ethic with a warm, focused and collaborative demeanor.   Whether delivering a performance in tones that are Vibrant, Conversational, Humorous, or Inspirational, her love of performance shines through, with comments likening her voice and personal charisma to well-known women such as Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Alison Janey.  Deanna’s engaging storytelling avidly holds the attention of each listener and viewer from the bright beginning to the inevitable end of each storyline.

All audiobook, on camera, stage, commercial print and voiceover work engagements fall under union jurisdiction.  Please contact my appropriate agent for any stage or on camera bookings, commercial or otherwise.

Deanna has direct relationships with multiple publishers, producers, directors and independent authors in a variety of genres throughout the publishing world.  Audiobook specific partnerships that allow direct booking include, but are not limited to:

Ascent Audio, Audible, The Audio Flow, Audiobook Empire, Audioworks, Bee Audio, Blackstone Publishing, Blunder Woman Productions, Brilliance, Common Mode, Curated Audio, Deyan Audio, Dreamscape Media, Dreamscape Lore, East House Productions, Fireside Audio, Hachette Books, Harlequin, HarperAudio, HarperCollins, HarperOne, John Marshall Media, Lantern Audio, the audio production division of Lepton Films LLC, Little Brown & Company, Little Brown Young Readers, Macmillian Audio, Mosaic Audio, North Atlantic Books, Northern Lake Audio, Nubian Audio, One Audiobooks, One Night Stand Productions, Orange Sky Audio, Penguin Random House, Pink Flamingo Productions, Podium, Punch Audio, Scribd, Scribe Media, Seal Press, Simon and Schuster Audio, Spoken Realms, Spotify, Tantor Audio, Tydef Studios, Workman Publishing and Zondervan,

To date audiobook narration performances include:

Non-Fiction (Biography & Memoir, Business, Educational, Environmental, Finance, Historical, Justice, Juvenile, Political, Pop Culture, Self Help, Social Sciences, Sports); Mystery (Cozies, Psychological, Thriller); Romance (Contemporary, Closed Door & Open Door, Rom Com, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romantica, Sci Fi, Southern, Sweet, Urban, Western); Literary Fiction; Humor; Women’s Fiction; Children’s Literature; Teen & Young Adult; New Adult; Fantasy; Science Fiction; Horror; Multi-Cultural; Multi-Racial; Motivational; Inspirational; Poetry; Religion & Spirituality; Graphic Novel, Apocalyptic and Gothic Horror genres and sub genres.

Audie Finalist 2023 for Nonfiction

Deanna had the honor to be part of the cast of the 2023 Audie Finalist Nonfiction title THE SEX LIVES OF AFRICAN WOMEN Self-Discovery, Freedom and Healing by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and produced by Blackstone Publishing under the guidance of Jesse Bickford, Senior Producer.

Full cast includes:  

Iesha Nyree, Adenrele Ojo, Deanna Anthony, Stephanie Weeks, Joy Hooper, Lisa Renee Pitts, Karen Murray, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Janina Edwards, M.J. Brown, Karla Mosley.

Anthony's performance is lively and full of spunk. She maximizes Sahara's wit and captures her sarcastic outlook on life...Anthony is an experienced narrator who shows off her depth in this title.

Full of humor and heart, Deanna Anthony animates the people in these essays...Anthony's interjections of expressions and dialect increase the authenticity of this audio...Anthony's conversational tone evokes the feeling of catching up with a close girlfriend.