Anya Benton primarily grew up in La Jolla, California, but is originally of Russian heritage. She has always been passionate about acting and modeling. From a young age, she loved being in front of the camera and performing.
In high school, Anya began to work locally as a model and participated in high school drama classes and theatrical productions. She also took classes at the John Casablanca Academy.
Because Anya always took education very seriously, she went on to attend UCLA after graduating Cum Laude from La Jolla High School. She majored in Mass Communications and double minored in Russian Studies and Spanish Language. She was also an active volunteer through the Kiwanis Family and traveled to Spain to study abroad. Although she modeled and acted through college, she focused most of her efforts on her courses. As a result, she was able to graduate from UCLA with honors in only three years as a trilingual Cum Laude student.
After graduation, Anya began to pursue her acting and modeling career full-time. She started taking acting classes again, participating in student and independent films, working on various modeling projects, and doing commercial work.
Anya diligently continues to improve her craft everyday and constantly works on enriching her knowledge of the business. She is now working on various professional acting and modeling projects as well as taking acting courses.