Annette was born in Brunswick, Georgia, to Norman Thompson and Hilda Ann Haddock Thompson. She lived in Brunswick until she was 13, at which point she moved to Savannah, Georgia where she graduated from the Windsor Forest High School. Annette graduated with honors from Armstrong Atlantic State University with a degree in History and a minor in Speech, Drama, and Communications. She participated in college and local theatre in Savannah where she was lucky enough to audition for a New York Director, landing her the leading role in A Tinker's Wedding by J.M. Synge. She currently lives in Darien with her husband of 40 years, Charles, and spends her time with her three married children and ten grandchildren. She performs in different shows at Brunswick Actors Theatre and continues her passion with performing arts, taking part in creating a theater company in Darien which she is now the President - CEO and in-house director of; a non-profit by the name of McIntosh Theatre Arts Company, Inc.