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Anya Marina

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  • Anya Marina

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Biography All Music Guide

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With the release of her 2005 debut, Anya Marina reinvented herself as a modern-day Renaissance woman: actress, comic, disc jockey, and quirky songwriter. Marina was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a town she eventually left in order to pursue acting in California. After appearing in the film 100 Girls (a role that required her to shave her eyebrows), she replaced her film aspirations with radio. She decamped to San Diego to work as a DJ for 92.5 FM, and the increased presence of music in her everyday life helped fuel her own songs.

Before long, Marina had created a buzz in San Diego as a songwriter. Miss Halfway, her debut album, cemented her status as a promising local musician, and a spot on the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack helped spread her music to a wider audience. Alexandra Patsavas, the music supervisor for Grey's Anatomy, also signed Marina to Chop Shop Records, which prompted Marina to leave her DJ gig and focus on her own music full-time. The sophomore album Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II arrived in early 2009, following Marina's inclusion in the all-female leg of the Hotel Café Tour, and the self-produced Spirit School EP appeared in 2010, followed by her third studio album, the self-produced Felony Flats in 2012.


  • 12.08.16 my heart is with you, Oakland. đź’” https://t.co/P7pod2dCql
  • 12.07.16 she reserves that for her children. #owlgate #russianmama #chekhov https://t.co/2ajwg8bilQ
  • 12.07.16 #owlgate
  • 12.07.16 I'm afraid to ask the older Asian ladies at my rec club if I can play ping pong with them
  • 12.07.16 owl update: mom is talking to Audubon society. Owl still in freezer. I'm supposed to keep secret from Pop. Understanding how marriage works
  • 12.06.16 tix on sale now for 1/29 @joespub - ANYA MARINA with special guests @erichutchinson comedians… https://t.co/7JR0KFq0Xi
  • 12.06.16 I'm starting to think my mom didn't exhume the owl and this is some kind of Russian head game. #dostoevsky
  • 12.06.16 "Do you realize that EIGHTY SEVEN PERCENT of Anya's tweeter people think you put a dead owl in the freezer?" --my dad, yelling to my mom
  • 12.06.16 update: the owl was buried by the neighbor and my mom asked if she could dig it up.
  • 12.05.16 get your tix now for my show JAN 29 @JoesPub w special guests @erichutchinson @bonniemcfarlane @sammorril! https://t.co/4qYX30rDSP
  • 12.05.16 maybe it's Russian to freeze endangered species you find in your front yard, yes. also once she found a dead tiger… https://t.co/uVuEPYChoA
  • 12.05.16 true or false: my mom has a dead owl in her freezer.