Ankara has been entertaining people with her quick wit and charismatic personality her entire life. In 2006 she attended the New York Film Academy for the 1 year intensive acting program. While studying at New York Film Academy, she was pulled into a comedic direction and began studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), studying improvisation. Through her desire to become a diverse performer and comedian, in 2014 Ankara made her stand up debut at the Broadway Comedy Club and since has performed at some of the top clubs in New York City such as the New York Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, and Caroline’s on Broadway. In 2016 Ankara started a weekly podcast, “The Gone Girls”, interviewing people from all walks of life which includes a cold read sketch segment. In 2017 “The Gone Girls” performed their first live show at Carolines on Broadway to a sold out audience of more than 300 people. She continued studying improvisation at the Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) in 2017 and is a member of two independent improv teams “Homeroom” and “The Jayne’s”, which were both accepted into 2018 ImprovFest. In 2019, she became a member of the house team, 6 foot baby; which performs weekly at The Pit. She is constantly creating fresh and unique content through various online outlets and comedic web series, which reaches hundreds of thousands of views. Ankara is a comedian by its purest form whether it’s improv, stand up, podcasting, or creating original content; and continues to work with fellow performers who want to create laughter together.