7th Heaven

Anne Mae "Annie" Camden (née Jackson) (born September 23, 1952) is the mother in the Camden family in the WB Television Network/The CW Television Network television show 7th Heaven.

Annie has been married to Reverend Eric Camden for over 20 years and is the mother of Matt, Mary, Lucy, Simon, Ruthie, Sam and David Camden. She has a half sister named Lily, through her father, Charles Jackson. Her mother is Jenny Jackson. Her full name is revealed at her mothers funeral when her father Charles says to her something to the affect of, "Don't take that tone with me, Anne Mae."[1]


Annie Camden is presented as the perfect wife and mother, but has an interesting past. In the season 2 episode Who Knew?, in which Matt is accused of smoking marijuana, Annie confesses to Eric that during the summer before college she experimented with drugs. Her experimentation ended when her friend's boyfriend drove under the influence and was killed. During her college education, Annie studied everything from art to business and economics, and in later seasons returned to school to earn her Masters.

Annie was the only daughter of her parents. Her mother, Jenny, dies early in the first season from cancer, a death that strikes Annie hard. Harder yet is her father's quick bounce to a relationship with Ginger. During one episode, Annie leaves the church after her father brings Ginger to service. Mary chases her and is struck by a car. Annie accepts Ginger slowly and Ginger and her father wed. Her father suffers from Alzheimer's disease and Annie spends more and more time with him in Arizona before he dies. Annie is quoted in later seasons as saying that she likes Ginger a lot more now that her parents are back together. In an early season, Annie learned of an illegitimate daughter her father had when he was 17, before he met her mother. She eventually meets this half-sister, Lily, and the two form a relationship over time.


Though she has chosen to be a stay at home mother, Annie is a jack of all trades. She is the matriarch of the Camden family and the wife of Reverend Eric Camden. She is a loving and supportive wife and mother who is always there for her family, no matter what. She balances a family of nine on a reverend's pay, is a plumber, builder, seamstress, cook and much more. She also serves from time to time as the treasurer for the church.

Despite her sweet and loving nature, Annie is prone to sudden fits of rage, often lashing out at family members - and sometimes members of the public - for the slightest indiscretions[2]. These outbursts (in most cases unprovoked) may be attributed to her history of substance abuse before and during her college years.




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Annie has appeared in 239 episodes of 7th Heaven.

Episodes featuring Annie Camden