Anastasia was born in Boston, Massachusetts but spent the first half of her childhood in Reading, Ohio. At age 15, her parents reunited (after 15 years of being divorced) and the family relocated to Hanover, Massachusetts.
She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she received a BA in English Literature while studying acting. After college, she moved to Boston and became active in the theatre scene as well as appearing in local indie films in the area.
In 2002 Anastasia moved to New York City to further her career and studies both on stage and screen. During 2005, she spent two months in Rockport, Maine studying filmmaking at the internationally acclaimed Maine Media Workshops + College. Shortly thereafter, Anastasia wrote and co produced a short narrative and documentary in Buenos Aires.
She has been on staff at C.P. Casting (in Boston) since 2006, teaching kids and teens creative dramatics and on camera technique. She has landed roles in national television and feature films, as well as independent projects. She is the creator of the hit online series, The Ruby Besler Show , which was recently accepted into the 2013 FRINGE! Film Festival in London. She produced he Ruby Besler Cabaret in the Hollywood Fringe Festival and was nominated for Best Cabaret. Anastasia performs regularly in Hollywood and is a familiar comic in the LA Burlesque scene.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.