Anne Faulkner’s dream of becoming an actor began in the sixth grade when she wrote and appeared in the class play. For many years, she was active in local community theater in her home town of Middletown, Ohio. She worked behind the scenes for several television stations in various administrative positions. In 1970, Anne became the first woman vice president of Metromedia Television in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Although successful behind the cameras on the business side of the industry, Anne never abandoned her dream of acting in front of the camera. At age 50, she moved to New York to embark on a full-time acting career. Her persistence was rewarded with roles in daytime soap operas and commercials. Then in 1988 Anne moved to California where she auditioned and won a small part on Roseanne. This small part became a feature role that ran for two seasons. Anne has since performed in numerous commercials and several long-running television shows such as Knots Landing and 7th Heaven.
Now an active retiree, Anne is one of many entertainment industry seniors being helped by the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) through the Elder Connection program, funded by UniHealth Foundation. Founded in 1921 as a relief organization to help film industry workers who had fallen on hard times, today the MPTF provides healthcare and social services to the entertainment industry via an integrated health care system comprised of an acute care hospital, assisted-living cottages, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, community outreach and residential programs.