Who is Annika Noelle?
Born on December 24, 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Annika Noelle is an actress, perhaps best known for her work on the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”, portraying the character Hope Logan. She is the latest actress to portray the character after Kim Matula.
Annika Noelle’s net worth
As of mid 2020, Annika Noelle’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million earned through a successful acting career. Aside from her soap opera success, she has also worked on several national commercials and appeared in other television programs. She has also won several awards for her performances.
Beginning of early life, education and acting
Growing up, Annika developed an interest in acting mainly due to a lot of exposure to the craft in school. Already in kindergarten she got acquainted with stage productions and participated in several of them. She didn’t initially think of acting as a possible career, but during high school she became determined to find fame and fortune as an actress.
After graduating from college, she enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), one of the most popular universities in the area, and one of the oldest and largest in the University of California system.
It is considered a public ivy, with educational quality compared to the private Ivy League. She joined the well-known acting program within UCLA as the university is known for producing award-winning actors in the past. After completing her studies, she stayed in Los Angeles as it offered her desired career very close to her. While looking for opportunities and attending auditions, she did other work, briefly as a paralegal, while also taking jobs as a hostess and bartender.
Noelle first got paid acting jobs through commercials, as she had successfully auditioned for several major companies. One of her first was for auto insurance company GEICO or Government Employees Insurance Company, one of the largest auto insurers in the US. She then worked on a commercial for Dairy Queen (DQ), a popular chain of ice cream shops in the US, which has also made its way to several other countries. She also worked on commercials for unendingthe luxury car division of the car company Nissan.
Annika landed a supporting role in the web show “Venice: the series‘, starring Crystal Chappell, and is based on a storyline in the soap opera ‘Guiding Light’, which tells the story of a gay woman who works as a designer. In 2011, she was cast in the Christian movie “Love’s Christmas Journey” which aired on the Hallmark Channel and is one of the major series of movies in the “Love’s” category. It focuses on a specific family, this time the adult children of Clark and Marty Davis.
The bald and the handsome
Annika’s popularity skyrocketed when she was cast as one of the regulars in “The bald and the handsome”, a soap opera that has been running since the late 1980s. The show was created as a sister show to “The Young and the Restless”, with several crossovers over the years. The show follows the lives of the Forrester family and their company, a fashion house called Forrester Creations. Set in Los Angeles, it has enjoyed high ratings and numerous awards throughout most of its run, especially during the late 2000s, which were its peak years.
At the beginning of its run, it competed against many top soap operas, including “All My Children”, “One Life to Live” and many others. It is the youngest daytime soap opera in the US and one of the few still airing. Only two of the original actors have remained on the show, John McCook who plays Eric Forrester, and Katherine Kelly Lang who plays Brooke Logan. It has a traditional style with constructed sets, and episodes are often shot weeks in advance. In recent years there has been more location shooting, as popularized by “Guiding Light”.
Noelle portrays the character Hope Logan, the child emerged from an affair between Brooke Logan and her former son-in-law, Deacon Sharpe. Her character was shown growing up on the show – as a child she was played by actresses Amanda Pace and Rachel Pace. In 2010, the writers decided to speed up her aging, when an adult version of her was cast, drawing Kim Matula, who became a series regular for four years. Upon the character’s introduction, she became a part of a storyline, with Steffy Forrester reflecting a rivalry their mothers originally had.
The soap also showed relationships with love interests Wyatt and Liam Spencer.
In 2015, Matula was relegated to more of a guest character and made sporadic appearances over the next two years. After a few years of silence, the character was then recast with Noelle. Logan is typified by a personality vastly different from her mother’s and her storylines often involve her being unlucky when it comes to love. Since being recast, she sees more airtime with writers, focusing heavily on new storylines for the character.
Annika is single and has not released any information about past or current romantic relationships. While living in Los Angeles, she still identifies as a native of Boston. She is an animal lover and has had several pets. In recent months, she has been promoting a stay-at-home movement that has become popular with the rise in coronavirus infections around the world, especially in the US. She is supported several organizations that help fight the disease and prevent its spread. She normally enjoys traveling and spending time with friends, though all of that is shelved while isolation is applied in many places.