Swedish model, actress, and occasional host Mini Anden, a professionally trained in ice-skating from the age 5 to 18, began modeling at the age of 10 and joined the Elite Model Management when she was just fifteen years of age. As one of the world's top fashion models, she has been on the covers of Elle, Vogue, Arena, and Cosmopolitan. She also has worked with top designers like Tom Ford, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein, and has appeared in the catalog for Victoria's Secret several times.
As an actress, Anden has appeared in the films "Ocean's Twelve" (2004), "Prime" (2005), and "Tropic Thunder" (2008). She will next be seen in the upcoming films "My Best Friend's Girl," "The Proposal," and "G-Force." She hosted the Swedish section of Scandinavia's “Next Top Model,” which premiered February 16, 2005.
On television, Anden starred as a self-destructive model named Tania Ford on MyNetworkTV telenovela "Fashion House" (2006), alongside Bo Derek. She also has guest-starred in such TV shows as "Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service," "Monk," "Ugly Betty," "Dirt," "Shark," "Entourage," "Chuck," and "Rules of Engagement." She now plays Elsa, the fiancee to Kyle Howard's sportswriter character Bobby, on TBS sitcom "My Boys."
This blue-eyed, brown-haired 5' 9" beauty with 34-24-35 measurements, who was named “the sexiest girl in the world” by The British GQ magazine, has been married to model Taber Schroeder since 2001.
Childhood and Family:
In Stockholm, Sweden, Susanna Andén was born on February 13, 1978. “Mini” is a nickname from when she was a baby, she was very small. In August 2001, she married Taber Schroeder, a model whom she met while shooting the same advertisement. They now live in New York City.
Andén loves animals and has three dogs as pet. In her spare time, she prefers skiing and working out. Andén speaks fluent English, Swedish, and even a bit of French. She is socially very active, supports a non-profit organization named Operation Smile. This organization helps children who are born with cleft lips, pallets and other facial deformities. Her best friend is model Missy Rayder.
Next Top Model
Having been professionally trained in ice-skating from the age 5 to 18, Mini Andén began modeling at the age of 10 and joined the Elite Model Management when she was just fifteen years of age. She has since graced the cover of such fashion magazines as Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and ELLE. She She has worked in advertising campaigns for Hugo Boss, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Emanuel Ungaro, Calvin Klein Jeans, Moschino, Gap, BCBG, Donna Karan, DKNY, Liz Claiborne, Ann Taylor, Celine, Tommy Hilfiger, Rolex, Samsung, Piaget & Express.
She also has had the privilege to work with the best photographers in the fashion industry like Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi, Craig McDean, David Sims, Mikael Jansson, Michel Comte, Camilla Akrans and Mert & Marcus. Additionally, the 5' 9" Swedish stunner with 34-24-35 measurements has been in the Victoria's Secret catalog many times. In 2001, she was a judge in the Miss Universe beauty pageant.
Meanwhile, Andén has branched out in acting and could be seen in the films "Point&Shoot" (2004), a romantic drama directed by Shawn Regruto, "Ocean's Twelve" (2004), a crime/comedy by Steven Soderbergh, "Au suivant!" (2005), a romantic drama/comedy by Jeanne Biras, and "Prime" (2005), a romantic drama/comedy by Ben Younger.
On the small screen, she was spotted as a guest in an episode of CBS Emmy Award-nominated police procedural television series "Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service," USA Network's dramedy starring Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," and ABC comedy-drama series starring America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty." In 2006, she starred as a self-destructive model named Tania Ford on MyNetworkTV telenovela "Fashion House," alongside Bo Derek.
Andén subsequently appeared as a guest on FX Networks' serial drama starring Courteney Cox Arquette, "Dirt," CBS legal drama starring James Woods, "Shark," Emmy Award-winning HBO original series "Entourage," NBC action-comedy starring Zachary Levi, "Chuck," and CBS sitcom "Rules of Engagement." She now plays secondary character Elsa, the fiancee to Kyle Howard's sportswriter character Bobby, on TBS sitcom "My Boys."
During this time, Andén hosted the Swedish section of Scandinavia's “Next Top Model,” which premiered February 16, 2005. As a model, she appeared on in-store photos for Express clothing stores, print ads for Clairol's Natural Instincts Haircolor (2004), and for Carlisle Collection (2005). In February 2006, she was named the face of Armani CODE, the fragrance from Giorgio Armani, photographed by Steven Klein. She was featured on Hermès "On The Silk Road" catalog (2007).
Moviegoers recently could catch her in Ben Stiller's action comedy film, "Tropic Thunder" (2008; starring Stiller, Robert Downey, Jr., and Jack Black), playing the secretary to Tom Cruise's studio executive character Les Grossman. She will next appear in the upcoming films "My Best Friend's Girl," a comedy by Howard Deutch starring Jason Biggs, Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, Alec Baldwin, and Lizzy Caplan, "The Proposal," a romantic comedy by Anne Fletcher starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, and "G-Force," an announced film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Walt Disney Pictures and written by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley in which she will co-star with Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan, Will Arnett, and Bill Nighy.