Born in the same city as Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen.
Anneliese Van Der Pol Detailed Biography -
Anneliese van der Pol was born in Amsterdam and moved to the States when she was a young child. Anneliese van der Pol's mother named her after Anne Frank. A graduate of the Musical Theater Program at The Orange County (CA) High School of the Arts, Anneliese (pronounced AH na LEE zah) has already made an impressive mark in the world of entertainment. For her captivating performance as Eva Peron in the Buena Park Civic Theatre production of "Evita", Anneliese van der Pol not only won rave reviews from the Los Angeles Times but also earned a place in history as the the youngest actress (age 15) to play the role in a professional production. Also on stage, Anneliese van der Pol recently starred as Laurey in "Oklahoma!" for Austin Musical Theatre, and was nominated "Best Actress In a Musical".
Anneliese van der Pol is currently in the studio recording her first vocal demo CD with veteran music producer/ composer Bob Esty, who has produced, written and arranged numerous hit songs for Barbra Streisand and Cher. Anneliese van der Pol is also working with award-winning songwriters Allan Rich and Jud Friedman.
On television, Anneliese van der Pol stars as Chelsea Daniels, Raven's best friend and sidekick, who often draws her into humorous escapades in the Disney Channel original comedy series "That's So Raven" (2002).