Pollyanna McIntosh

words | Daniel Larsen

Pollyanna McIntosh turns heads every time she walks on set, whether it be as a director, producer, or actor. You may have seen her in the film The Woman or in her recurring role as Jadis in the The Walking Dead, or a number of indie and foreign movies. The trilingual, Scottish star was raised in Scotland, Portugal, and Colombia before eventually moving to London at the age of 16. As a childhood hobby, she acted in regional theater. Eventually modeling and playing small roles would lead her to begin a degree in theater, an arena in which she would end up producing and directing. After some times in theater, Pollyanna took the next step in her career, “Love took me to LA at 22 and it was there I started auditioning for more film....My first American film was produced and directed by an Emerson graduate: Andrew van den Houten..." Thoroughly enjoying the initial experience, she has since filmed two more movies with van den Houten. She shares, "It's great to work with people who have been there with me since the start of things.” She has definitely found her niche and feels, 'if anything defines my career it's playing weird, off kilter characters." Although The City of Angels obviously treated Pollyanna well, the The Walking Dead star is no longer living in Los Angeles. “I've relocated to Atlanta for the show ‘til the end of the year, so I'm discovering this new city and I love it.”

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