Van der Pol's mother named her after Anne Frank after visiting the house where Frank hid van der Pol's mother is Jewish. Van der Pol's family moved to the United States when she was three years old, and she retains dual American and Dutch citizenship. Breakthrough with That's So Raven[ edit ] In late , she was cast as Chelsea Daniels, the best friend of the title character on the Disney Channel 's That's So Raven, a role which she portrayed from until AMT," a performance highlighting all the shows the company had done up to then.
That's So Raven sequel: Anneliese van der Pol to return as Chelsea
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However, Anneliese is much more than the character she brought to life during our childhoods. Long before she was Chelsea, Anneliese belonged to the theater. The role granted her an equity card at the age of 9 and her love of theater has only grown stronger since. I like leading a large cast. It is a powerful feeling without having to bear too much of the power. I have met some of the funniest people I have ever met while being involved in the theater.