Mini Anden is a Swedish model and actress. She is known for appearing on the covers of magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and GQ, as well as her roles in films such as "The Mechanic" and "Ocean's Twelve."
Susanna Anden was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 7, 1978. She was given the nickname, Mini, prior to being born, as her parents were unsure what to name her. They finally landed on Susanna, but through the years, it was Mini that stuck. She began her career as a model at age 10, doing fashion shows and photo shoots for junior lines prior to being discovered by Elite Model Management at age 15. After graduating school at age 19, Mini moved to Paris, France for a year to further pursue her modeling on a professional level before eventually moving to New York, and then Los Angeles upon meeting her husband, Taber Schroeder.
Throughout her illustrious modeling career, Mini worked with such famed fashion photographers as Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, and Mario Testino, to name a few. She also did cover shoots for such publications as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and GQ, as well as campaigns for Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more.
After executive producing a short film titled "Buffoon" in 2003 (which also starred her husband, Taber), Mini began acting the following year, with a small role as a supermodel in the film sequel, "Ocean's Twelve," starring George Clooney. From there, she was able to book a series of guest roles on series such as "NCIS," "Ugly Betty," and "Entourage" over the next several years, as well as became the host of "Scandinavia's Next Top Model" in 2005. Since then, she's continued to land more prominent roles on series such as "My Boys" and "Chuck," as well as on the big screen. Appearances in films such as "Tropic Thunder," "My Best Friend's Girl," and "The Mechanic" have proven that she is as great an actress as she was a fashion model.