About Freedom

Before there were words, there was music.

Freedom made her theatrical debut at age four. And before she retired from the theater in 1996, she had appeared in more than 100 shows, including The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Annie, The Mikado, The Rocky Horror Show, A Chorus Line, Barefoot in the Park, and more.

When Freedom wasn't acting she was singing, fronting her own band at the age of 14, and shared the stage with country music dignitaries such as Dottie West, The Gatlin Brothers, Little Jimmy Dickens, George Jones, Randy Travis, and Kitty Wells.


"I lost the ability to sing - and speak - in the early nineties, but found my true voice, writing, in the silence that followed."
- Freedom Ahn

In addition to being an award-winning journalist, and actress, Freedom has written award-winning, best-selling short stories, and plays, and even a critically acclaimed novel.

Freedom is also the founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Essex Marketing, providing expert digital marketing to individuals, businesses, and agencies worldwide.

She is an active member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

She lives a few minutes south of Detroit, Michigan with her husband, their three Japanese dogs, and four very-well-traveled cats.

Freedom Ahn

Freedom Ahn


Freedom holds a black belt in Wing Chung Kung Fu as well a 2nd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She has been presented to HRH Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, waltzed with The Prince Andrew and met The Queen Mother by accident while staying at the same hotel.

...and once upon a time, in the hallway of a sleepy dinner theater, Freedom danced with Dean Martin (as he sang Inamorata just loud enough for her to hear).


John Denver

Grammy Award-Winning Singer + Songwriter | Multi-Platinum Recording Artist | Poet Laureate of Colorado

…writing that grabs hold of the heart and won’t let go. 

Richard O’Brien

Playwright & Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

I was very moved…Freedom’s writing has a unique voice. It is…filled with hope.

Joel Grey

Broadway Legend

​​…beautiful the way in which you chose to express [it]…

Paul Williams

Oscar-, Grammy-, & Golden Globe- Award-Winning Hall of Fame Songwriter

I love the way you use language

Holland Taylor

Emmy Award-Winning + Tony Award-Nominated Actress

Great interview!

Dan Akroyd

Actor, Musician | Blues Brothers | Saturday Night Live

…a rare treat…

Walter Koenig

Actor, Star Trek

…an exceptionally gifted writer

Hugh Hefner

American Businessman | Magazine Publisher

…a beautiful way with words…

Richard Simmons

Fitness Guru | Television Personality

…always inspiring!

Little Jimmy Dickens

Country Music Singer | Grand Ole Opry Member

…a big way with words!

Liz Smith

Columnist | Journalist

Freedom takes the writer on a remarkable journey with each story she writes; I look forward to new ones and revisit those I have already enjoyed. Freedom is a writer with a bright future ahead of her with many more good books to come. And I look forward to reading them all.

Pat Conroy

Author | Prince of Tides | The Great Santini

Freedom’s use of language makes her a writer worth reading. Her storytelling makes her a writer who stays with you.