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Anna
Anna Taggaro
Biographical information
Full name: Anna Taggaro
Status: Alive
Residence: Prior to introduction:
Boarding school
Season 2:
Taggaro house
Post-departure:
Boarding school
Occupation: Former
High school student
(Tree Hill High School)
Other information
Nickname: Sis (by Felix)
Neighbor Girl (by Brooke)
Gender: Female
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Height: 5’ 7”
Relationships
Marital status: Single
Significant Other/s: Lucas Scott
(ex boyfriend)
Peyton Sawyer
(attraction / kissed)
Darby
(ex girlfriend)
Family: Unnamed parents
Felix Taggaro
(brother)
Series information
Portrayed By: Daniella Alonso
First Appearance: "I Will Dare"
(episode 2.05)
Latest Appearance: "The Lonesome Road"
(episode 2.18)
Episode Count: 11

Anna Taggaro was a minor character of "One Tree Hill". She was portrayed by Daniella Alonso.

Background

Anna moved to Tree Hill to escape rumors that she had been having a relationship with another girl. She was first introduced in season two’s "I Will Dare", when she helped Lucas escape the security guards at the local mall. The two then go to a pizzeria together. She and Lucas watch a meteor shower, which her brother Felix disapproved of. They decided to take things slow becoming ‘friends with potential’, however she offered him sex after a formal dance, which he turned down due to not being in love with her. Lucas ended the relationship after realizing that he had feelings for Brooke, however the two remained friends as she confided her sexuality to him. Anna formed a strong relationship with Peyton and kissed her, though she misread the signs. When she discovered that Felix wrote ‘dyke’ on Peyton’s locker she turned him in, getting him expelled. She came out to him and stated how hurt she was by his use of the word. Anna decided that she should stop running from who she was and came out to her parents, and she eventually left Tree Hill to re-join her previous school.

Character development

Creation

When creating characters for the second season, Mark Schwahn had wanted to add a family, which the addition of Anna and Felix allowed him to do. Once casting Daniella Alonso, he refrained from telling her that the rumors were true, however once informing her on her character’s back story it was like “flipping a switch” as she knew what to play. The character was made bisexual as opposed to a lesbian so that her past could be kept secret. Anna was presented as a romantic interest for Lucas, "[Schwahn] thought if she was strictly a lesbian character, that would be really out of nature for her, and a little disingenuous to lesbians," and they needed to hide what her journey was going to be. Alonso feels that the audience was not receptive to the character initially—especially with a large portion of the audience wanting Brooke and Lucas to be together—however over the course of her arc they began to accept Anna.

"Her use of the word 'gay' instead of 'bisexual' wasn't meant to imply that Anna is not bisexual. If I had known the word bisexual was more taboo, we may have gone in that direction. For me, it seemed like Felix was so homophobic, that for her to say 'I’m gay' to him felt even stronger for her."
— Mark Schwahn on the decision for the character to come out using the word 'gay'.

Relationships

  • Lucas Scott
    • Start Up: "We Might As Well Be Strangers" (2x06)
    • Break Up: "Don't Take Me For Granted" (2x10)
      • Reason: Lucas realised he still had feelings for Brooke.

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