Personal Information
  • Name
    Anya
  • Date of Birth
    19 September 1978
  • Location
    Munich, Germany
  • Occupation
    currently working in a tax dept. of a big German company 
    (mainly as a translator, IT admin for a tax tool, Transfer Pricing, etc. - new: transfer pricing documentation, project coordinator)

  • Education
    M.A. in American Cultural History [minors: Media Law, Psychology] 
    from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • Eye & Hair color
    brown & dark brown
  • Biggest Pet Peeve
    Injustice / unfairness, ignorance / intolerance, dishonesty, bigotry
Favorite Movies 
  • Last Movies Seen
    The Ugly Truth
    Push
    Inglourious Basterds
     
  • most anticipated Movies
    Solo Díos Sabe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Brothers Bloom, Dragonball: Evolution, Kalamity, Taking Woodstook, New Moon, Gamers
  • Current Favorites
    Inglourious Basterds, The Proposal
  • All-Time Favorites
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Bourne Ultimatum, Casanova, Atonement, The Notebook, Boondock Saints, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo & Juliet, Underworld, Les Choristes, Brokeback Mountain, Terminator 2 [and all under feel-good movies]
  • All-Time Favorite Old Movies [and yes, i call the 80s old...]
    La Luna [1979], Gone with the Wind [1939], La Guerre de Boutons [1962], Sissi Trilogy [1950s], Winnetou movies [1960s], The Godfather I & II [1970s], Once Upon a Time in the West [1968], Once Upon a Time in America [1984], Empire of the Sun [1987], Mary Poppins [1964], The Outsiders [1983], Grease [1978], Dirty Dancing [1987]
  • Feel-Good Movies for Whenever I need Cheering Up
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Transformers, A Knight's Tale, Boondock Saints, Latter Days, Eating Out, Underworld, The Bourne Supremacy, Serenity, Casanova, Stardust, Enchanted, National Treasure, Shelter, Mamma Mia!, St. Trinian's, He's Just Not That Into You, Were the World Mine, Star Trek
  • favorite Movies for Whenever I need a good cry
    Atonement, Salvador, The Empire of the Sun, P.S. I Love You, The Outsiders
     
  • Favorite Jonathan Movies
    Skeletons in the Closet, On the Edge, Havana Nights
  • Favorite Jonathan Performance
    Skeletons in the Closet, Insomnia, GH
Favorite Actors
  • Favorite International Actors (aka non-English Speaking Natives)
    Gael García Bernal & Diego Luna (Mexico), Daniel Brühl & Thomas Kretschmann (Germany), Vincent Cassel & Louis Garrel (France)
  • Those I will Watch in Absolutely Everything No Matter How Small or Weird the Role...
    Jonathan Jackson, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling, Emile Hirsch, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Stahl, Jamie Bell, Colin Farrell, Orlando Bloom, Kieran Culkin, Kevin Zegers, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Daniel Brühl, Thomas Kretschmann, Jim Sturgess
  • Those I Love But Don't Necessarily Watch in Everything...
    Joaquin Phoenix, Viggo Mortensen, Jude Law, Hugh Grant, Johnny Depp, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy, Elijah Wood, Sean Patrick Flanery, Michael Pitt, Edward Furlong, Peter Saarsgard, Scott Speedman, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Gerard Butler, Ryan Reynolds, Adrien Brody, Daniel Radcliffe, Shia LaBeouf, James McAvoy,...

  • Favorite TV Actors / Actresses
    Gale Harold, Gregory Smith, Wentworth Miller, Jason Dohring, Dominic Monaghan, Jensen Ackles, Ben Mackenzie, Tom Welling, Jason Behr, David Boreanaz, James Marsters, Nathan Fillion, David Krumholtz, Sean Maher, Alexis Denisof, Drew Fuller, Matthew Gray Gubler, Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Matt Dallas, Michael Vartan, David Anders, Bradley Cooper, Jeffrey Donovan

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, Alyson Hannigan
  • Favorite Soap Actors
    Chad Brannon, Jonathan Jackson, Trevor St. John, Rick Hearst, Brandon Barash
  • Favorite Characters
    Dean Winchester [Supernatural], Dr. Spencer Reid [Criminal Minds], Brian Kinney [Queer as Folk], Peter & Nathan Petrelli & Adam Monroe/Takezo Kensei [Heroes], Nate Archibald & Chuck Bass [Gossip Girl], Logan Echolls [Veronica Mars], Ryan Atwood [The OC], Michael Scofield [Prison Break], Jack Bauer, Tony Almeida & Chase Edmunds [24], Michael Vaughn & Julian Sark [Alias], Michael Westen [Burn Notice], Alec [Dark Angel], Jesse Pinkman [Breaking Bad], Eric Northman & Sam Merlotte [True Blood], Dr. Gregory House, Dr. James Wilson  & Dr. Robert Chase [House], Ianto Jones [Torchwood], Tim Riggins [Friday Night Lights]

  • Favorite TV Couples / Teams
    Brian & Justin, Nathan & Peter Petrelli, Dean & Sam Winchester, Buffy & Angel, Buffy & Spike, Captain Jack & Ianto
Favorite TV Shows
  • Current Shows
    Supernatural, Lost, 24, House M.D., NUMB3RS, Heroes, Criminal Minds, One Tree Hill, Bones, Gossip Girl, Dexter, Torchwood, True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, Psych, Burn Notice, Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, The Vampire Diaries, FlashForward
     
  • Older Shows Recent 
    Queer as Folk, Buffy, Angel, Alias, Carnivàle, Everwood, The OC, Veronica Mars, Roswell, Firefly, Moonlight, Coupling [UK], Prison Break, Kyle XY, Terminator, and many others...
  • Really Old Shows
    Due South, 21 Jump Street, SeaQuest, Jack Holborn, Anna, Laura & Luis, Marco
     
Favorite Artists
  • Photographers
    Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber
  • Style
    Black & White photography, Landscapes, Sunsets

  • Painters 
    Salvador Dalí [his surreal phase], Claude Monét, Paul Cezanne, Auguste Renoir, Max Liebermann
  • Time periods
    Impressionistic, Surrealistic
     
Favorite Music
  • Favorite Genre
    Alternative, Rock, Country-Rock, some Britpop, Musical and Classic
  • Bands
    30 Seconds to Mars, Kane, Matchbox Twenty, 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, Linkin Park, Goo Goo Dolls, Bon Jovi, Remy Zero, Backstreet Boys, Ash, Evanescence, Smile Empty Soul, Shinedown, Seether, Our Lady Peace, Razorlight, Daughtry, Stanfour, The Fray, 16 Frames, Placebo
  • Male Singers
    Rob Thomas, Robbie Williams, Tommy Reeve, Brian McFadden, Josh Groban, Christian Kane, James Blunt, Jason Mraz, Sasha
  • Female Singers
    Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Sarah McLachlan, Charlotte Church
  • Current Favorite Songs
    "Foreign Land" Eskimo Joe
    "Love Story" Taylor Swift
    "Decode" Paramore
    "Shake It" Metro Station
    "She's Country" Jason Aldean
    "Dance with somebody" Mando Diao
    "For what it's worth" Placebo
    "New Divide" Linkin Park
     
  • Favorite songs - frequently on repeat...
    "Push" & "Unwell" Matchbox Twenty
    "Here without you" 3 Doors Down 
    "Iris" & "Name" Goo Goo Dolls
    "Echelon" 30 Seconds to Mars
    "Angels" & "Feel" Robbie Williams
    "I'll be" Edwin McCain
    "Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol
    "You Found Me" The Fray
  • All-Time Favorite Songs
    "Entre dos Tierras" Heroés Del Silencio
    "I don't like Mondays" Boomtown Rats
    "Pride (Live)" U2
    "Like the way I do" Melissa Etheridge
    "November Rain" Guns 'n Roses
    "Lemon Tree" Fool's Garden
  • Favorite German Songs
    "Durch den Monsun" Tokio Hotel
    "Die Perfekte Welle" & "Geile Zeit" Juli
    "Symphonie" Silbermond
    "Ich lebe" & "Engel fliegen einsam" Christina Stürmer
    "Hier Kommt Alex" Die Toten Hosen
    "Liebe ist" Nena
    "Stark" & "So soll es bleiben" Ich + Ich
  • Favorite Albums - whole album on repeat...
    "Self-Titled" & "A Beautiful Lie" 30 Seconds to Mars, "More Than You Think You Are" Matchbox Twenty, "Away From the Sun" 3 Doors Down, "Fallen" Evanescence, "Self-Titled" Razorlight, "On my mind" Tommy Reeve, "Daughtry" Daughtry

  • Movie Composers
    Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Favorite Soundtracks
    Scores
    Gladiator, King Arthur, The Last Samurai, Black Hawk Down, etc. by Hans Zimmer
    Kingdom of Heaven, Spy Game by Harry Gregson-Williams
    Alexander, Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy by Howard Shore
    Troy, Titanic by James Horner
    Ladies in Lavender by Nigel Hess
    The Motorcycle Diaries & Brokeback Mountain by Gustavo Santaolalla
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by Nicholas Hooper
    The Island & Transformers by Steve Jablonsky
    Requiem for a Dream & Smokin' Aces by Clint Mansell
    Atonement by Dario Marianelli

    Non-Score
    Garden State
    Les Choristes
    Walk The Line
    Les Chansons d'Amour
    Across the Universe

    Mamma Mia!
    Twilight
  • Favorite Musicals
    Wicked [Stephen Schwartz]
    RENT [Jonathan Larson]
    Reefer Madness [Kevin Murphy]
    Phantom of the Opera [Andrew Lloyd Webber]
    Newsies [Alan Menken]
    Les Chansons d'Amour [Christophe Honoré]
    Across the Universe [Julie Taymor & Elliot Goldenthal]
    Mamma Mia! [ABBA]
  • Favorite Live Concerts
    LINKIN PARK [2008 @ Reitstadion Riem, Munich]
    30 Seconds to Mars [2008 @ Zenith, Munich]
    30 Seconds to Mars [2008 @ Palladium, Cologne]
    30 Seconds to Mars [2007 @ Live Music Club, Cologne]
    3 Doors Down, Seether & Shinedown [2003 @ Hard Rock Café Orlando, FL]
    Mando Diao [2009 @ Olympiahalle, Munich]
    Bon Jovi & Goo Goo Dolls [2003 @ St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, FL]
    KANE & Jerrod Niemann [2006 @ Rattlesnake Saloon, Munich]
    Staind [2009 @ Tonhalle, Munich]
    Razorlight [2007 @ Backstage, Munich]
    Smile Empty Soul [2003 @ House of Blues Orlando, FL]
    Edwin McCain [2002 @ House of Blues Orlando, FL]
    HIM [2008 @ Reitstadion Riem, Munich]

    Tommy Reeve & Mars & Vaile [2007 @ Ampere, Munich]
    Backstreet Boys "Millennium Tour" [2000 @ Olympiahalle, Munich]
    Ash [all 4 times in Munich]
    Vivid [all 3 times in Munich]

    and of course, every live performance of Jonathan/enation!!!
  • Gigography
    1990s: 
    East 17 with Peter André (1995)
    Vivid (1997 [2x]) & with Fastball (1998)
    Ash with Carrie (1998)

    2000s:
    Backstreet Boys with Tatiana Ali (2000)
    Riverdance - The Show (2000)
    Jonathan Jackson/enation (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
    Ash with My Vitriol (2001) & with ZED & Swosh! (2004)
    Vivid (2001)
    SR-71 & TRUSTCompany at the Mistletoe Jam in Orlando Downtown (2002)
    Edwin McCain with David Ryan Harris (2003)
    Puddle of Mudd with Smile Empty Soul (2003) 
    Bon Jovi with Goo Goo Dolls (2003)
    3 Doors Down with Seether & Shinedown (2003)
    Kane with Jerrod Niemann (2006)
    Seether with nme.mine (2006)
    Razorlight with Karpatenhund (2007)
    30 Seconds to Mars with Napoleon (2007) & with Full Duplex (twice in 2008)
    Tommy Reeve with Vaile & Mars (2007)
    4LYN with Insolence (2008)
    Emil Bulls with Butterfly Coma, Grantig, From Constant Visions (2008)
    LINKIN PARK present Projekt Revolution with HIM, N.E.R.D., and more (2008)
    Staind with Enjoy Destroy (2009)
    Shinedown with The Crave (2009)
    Mando Diao with Carl Norén and The Rumble Strips (2009)
Favorite Books
  • CURRENTLY READING
    Nie sollst du vergessen (aka A Traitor to Memory) [Elizabeth George]
     
  • Books
    Harry Potter series [JK Rowling], Twilight series [Stephenie Meyer], Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro series [Dennis Lehane], Lord of the Rings [JRR Tolkien], The Da Vinci Code [Dan Brown], The Pillars of the Earth [Ken Follett], The Snow Garden & Light Before Day [Christopher Rice], The Wishing Game [Patrick Redmond], The Club Dumas [Arturo Pérez-Reverte], Neverwhere [Neil Gaiman], The Beach [Alex Garland], The Secret History [Donna Tartt]
  • Authors
    Christopher Rice, Jonathan Kellerman, Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, John Grisham, Patrick Redmond, Dennis Lehane
  • Favorite non-Fiction Topics / FIeld of research
    Mafia (in the US, esp. Italian & Irish), American History, Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies, Secret Intelligence (aka CIA, NSA, etc.), NYC, Film History
Favorite Sports
  • Favorite Athletes
    Tennis: Roger Federer [SUI], Tommy Haas [GER], Andy Roddick [USA]
    Formula One: Michael Schumacher [GER], Jacques Villeneuve [CAN], Sebastian Vettel [GER]
    Figure Skaters
    : Stephane Lambiel [SUI], Johnny Weir [USA], Kevin van der Perren [BEL], Yevgeni Plushenko [RUS], TomᚠVerner [CZE]
    Soccer Team: Bayern München [GER]
    Soccer Players: Bastian Schweinsteiger [GER], Mehmet Scholl [GER], Timo Hildebrand [GER], David Beckham [UK]
    Ski Jumpers: Janne Ahonen [FIN], Martin Schmitt [GER]
    Snooker: Paul Hunter [UK], Ronnie O'Sullivan [UK], Mark Selby [UK]

  • Favorite Sport on TV
    Formula One, Figure Skating, Snooker, Tennis, Soccer, SuperBowl
  • Favorite Sport live
    Baseball, American Football
  • Favorite Sport I Do / Did
    Bicycling, Inline Skating, going to the Gym / Horseback Riding, Gymnastics, Track & Field