Glennellen grew up along the small beach town of Foley, Alabama, right next to Gulf Shores. At the age of 2, she ran up onstage while her parents (both musicians and former members of the New Christy Minstrels) were performing, stealing the microphone and singing “You Are My Sunshine” to the thousands of onlookers. Stage fright was never a thing for the young entertainer.
She grew up onstage and in musical theatre since the age of 8. She began traveling to Miami where she worked in professional theatrical productions. Some of her most notable roles include Luisa in The Fantasticks, Sharpay in High School Musical, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, the Rose in The Little Prince, and Ginevra in Appointment With Death.
In 2016, Glennellen moved to sunny Los Angeles in pursuit of her music career, as well as acting and modeling. She is best known for her recurring role of Nicole on the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS, as well as her guest star appearance as high school lacrosse baddie Brooke on AwesomenessTV’s go90 series VERSUS, starring Brandon Larracuente (13 Reasons Why), Camille Hyde (American Vandal) and Maddie McCormick (Shameless). The red-headed scene-stealer landed a role on NBC’s TIMELESS, guest starring as a young 1919 suffragette named Jane in the second season’s most popular episode, “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes.”
Glennellen can be seen as the leading role of the beloved role of Mary Lennox, in the new Steampunk adaptation of the iconic classic tale THE SECRET GARDEN, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The film won several awards at FilmQuest, including best ensemble cast and best wardrobe. In summer 2018, Anderson starred alongside Annie LeBlanc and Addison Reicke in BRAT’s original YouTube series A GIRL NAMED JO, as cheerleader and glee club leader Linda. She sang in the season one finale, marking her first onscreen booking that merged with her music career. She was also asked to make a guest star appearance in the upcoming FOX pilot THIN ICE.
She is currently set to appear in the upcoming FOX/HULU television series, LESS THAN ZERO. Based on the hit 80’s film starring Robert Downey Jr., James Spader and Andrew McCarthy, Anderson is set to play the role of Mare, an 80s Roxy girl with style and a sneaky agenda. The pilot is set for a 2019 release.
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