I think you have a lot of nerve to ask me about loyalty.
—Annalisa Zayas to Desna Simms[src]
Annalisa Zayas, commonly known by the nickname Quiet Ann, is an employed masseuse, security, and janitoral management for Nail Artisan of Manatee County and the former lover to Arlene Branch. She is a major character in the series Claws, portrayed by Judy Reyes.

Though always silent, Ann took on interests in protecting Desna Simms and the crew but has taken to Detective Arlene Branch. When evidence became clear that her lover would arrest Desna for her ties to Roller Husser's murder, she separated from Branch, deciding to sacrifice her relationship by drugging her.

Torn over the break from her girlfriend and the insurging tension under the management of Zlata, Ann becomes more distant to aide Desna when decisions to move deeper into criminality pushes her to move away from the crew.


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Early LifeEdit

Ann was born and raised in Palmetto, Florida, with one sibling. She had a daughter who she was forced to give up, named Sophia when she was very young. She is well educated and has a sour relationship with her brother, with neither sibling speaking to one another for quite some time.[1] While attending college, Ann was formerly married to a College professor and had an affair with her husband's Mistress, though it eventually grew bad.[2] Ann served time in prison for attempting to kill her husbands mistress who she was also dating at the time.

She soon became friends with Desna, Jennifer, and Polly, and was employed at Nail Artisan of Manatee County.

Before New YearsEdit

Getting a text, Ann leaves the crew to their dancing, meeting a woman named Beth outside her van. Immediately, the two engage in sex, Beth commenting on Ann's silence. Deep into the moment, she reach their peak, and New Year is reached.


Ann is often silent and expresses her words through eye gestures or physical interaction. The few times she speaks are often to people she trusts heavily or has built a connection with, whether that connection is platonic or romantic. Much about her character is a mystery. Her commonly calm and collected nature makes her trustworthy in serious situations, willing to leap into action and become violent to people that wish harm to her or the people she loves.

It is shown that she has gradually opened herself to those she develops a romantic attraction towards, as shown with her scenes with Arlene. The origin of Ann's personality could have stemmed from her family issues.


  • Mother
  • Father
  • Henry Zayas
    Ann is estranged to her brother.
  • Sophia (Daughter)
    At a young age, Ann birthed a daughter of whom she grew attached. Named Sophia, Ann returned home one day to learn that her child had been given away to a family in California and has not been able to retain contact with her since the event.


Appearances for Quiet Ann

Memorable QuotesEdit

Words are bullshit.
—Ann to Beth[src]
—Ann to Virginia Loc[src]
She rocks my word.
—Ann to Kenneth Brickman[src]
This isn't one of your bullshit stories, Polly! This is my life!
—Ann to Polly Marks[src]



  • Ann spent time in prison after a complicated relationship between her professor husband and his mistress led to an attempted murder charge.[2][3]
  • Ann possesses a bold vocabulary despite speaking little. She was able to assist Arlene in her crossword puzzle with only the term's definition.[1]



Claws Characters
Groups Desna's DivasDixie MafiaHaitian MafiaRussian Mafia
Nail Artisan Jennifer HusserVirginia LocPolly MarksDesna SimmsAnnalisa Zayas
Dixie Mafia BaylorBrienneClintBryce HusserClay HusserJuanda HusserRoller HusserTedToby
The Russians BogdanBorisChip LauderdaleOlga OstrovskyZlata OstrovskyRivaYuriYuri II
The Haitians Gregory RuvalMatilde Ruval
Others AriaAudreyBreniqueConfetta BrinksBastilleSally BatesBethBethanyArlene BranchKenneth BrickmanCeceChoiCicilyKeith CoombsSandy CoombsLucy ChenCythniaEdCarl HargroveHank GluckMandy HeiserJasonJeffJeffJoelleKellyKikiApril KimLamontLondonMadisonMargeMarilyn BrickmanLillian MarksMarnieMattMerleMontyGladys PiretteAnnabeth ReidRelevanceSarahScarletShellyDean Simms
For a complete list of minor characters, see List of Minor Characters.