Member Profiles

Rondi Reed


Rondi Reed has been a member of the Steppenwolf Ensemble for 35 years, appearing in over 50 productions at Steppenwolf Theatre, her artistic home, and in Festival productions for Steppenwolf in Australia, Ireland, and the U.K. Rondi is a teacher / director in Chicago and has worked extensively in Regional Theatre, as well as Broadway and Off-Broadway. She is the recipient of several awards for her work, most recently the TONY Award (Featured Actress) for her performance in August: Osage County, written by ensemble member Tracy Letts and directed by ensemble member Anna Shapiro. Rondi was also an original cast member of an original cast member of WICKED (Chicago) as Madame Morrible and reprised her role in the Broadway production. She can also be seen on the hit CBS series Mike & Molly as Peggy and in HBO films, You Don't Know Jack with Al Pacino and Normal with Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Lange.

Watch & Listen

  1. Waiting For The Parade

    Waiting For The Parade

  2. Fool for Love

    Fool for Love

  3. The Grapes Of Wrath

    The Grapes Of Wrath

  4. The Secret Rapture

    The Secret Rapture

  5. The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

    The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

  6. Man From Nebraska

    Man From Nebraska

  7. The Fall To Earth

    The Fall To Earth

  8. Cherry Orchard

    Cherry Orchard

  9. August: Osage County in Rehearsal

    August: Osage County in Rehearsal

  10. August: Osage County in Production

    August: Osage County in Production

  11. Rondi Reed

    Rondi Reed's Tony Award Acceptance Speech

  12. A Day in the Life of Steppenwolf Theatre Company

    A Day in the Life of Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Credits & Awards


Normal (HBO); Jungle 2 Jungle; Eye for an Eye; The Astronaut's Wife; Fearless; You Don't Know Jack (HBO).


King O' the Moon (Mercury Theater); Expecting Isabel (Arena Stage); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Arizona Theatre Company); The Vagina Monologues (Apollo Theater); The Infinite Regress of Human Vanity (Cleveland Playhouse); Funny Girl (Marriot Lincolnshire Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Wicked (Ford Center for the Performing Arts)


A Streetcar Named Desire (CBS); Nothing Sacred (ABC); Seinfeld (NBC); Home Improvement (ABC); Roseanne (ABC); The Practice (ABC).


1991 Sarah Siddons Award for (Another Time); Joseph Jefferson awards for Waiting for the Parade and The Fall to Earth; The 2008 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress for August: Osage County.

Frequent Collaborators

Hover on an ensemble member to view their collaborations with Rondi Reed.

  1. Alan Wildertest
  2. Tom Irwintest
  3. Rick Snydertest
  4. Randall Arneytest
  5. Laurie Metcalftest
  6. Jeff Perrytest
  7. John Mahoneytest
  8. Francis Guinantest