December 21, 2012 at 05:00 AM EST

Anna Camp knows how to shuttle between jobs. In 2008 she filmed her role as a dutiful wife-turned-adulteress on True Blood while starring in the Broadway revival of Equus. But that was a mere warm-up to this year’s balancing act. The actress, whose résumé includes stints on Mad Men and The Office, was a veritable workaholic in 2012, with terrific turns on the big and small screens. She had an eight-episode arc on CBS’ The Good Wife, where she played an Eve Harrington-ish attorney with a knack for stirring up office politics; a supporting spot as Mindy Kaling’s levelheaded best friend on the new Fox comedy The Mindy Project; and a lead role as a snippy college a cappella queen in the box office sleeper Pitch Perfect. Dipping her toes in various projects “has been such a great thing that I get a little scared about [the possibility of] being a series regular on a show,” admits Camp, 30, who will next be seen in the 2013 indie dramas Autumn Wanderer and Goodbye to All That. “I love playing all sorts of different characters at once and going back and forth. I hope I’m not creating character ADD.”

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