is happy to be at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for the first time. Recent stage work in New York includes Scarcity, Rag and Bone (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); A Family For All Occasions (Labyrinth Theater Company); The Vandal (The Flea Theater); Magic/ Bird (Longacre Theater); Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie and Drama Desk Awards; Playwrights Horizons); In The Wake (Los Angeles Ovation Award, The Richard Seff Actor’s Equity Award, Lucille Lortel nomination; The Public Theater and Mark Taper Forum); In TheBlood, The Poor Itch, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (The Public Theater); Thinner Than Water (Labyrinth Theater Company); Pyretown (Keen Company); Manic Flight Reaction, Spatter Pattern Moe’s Lucky Seven (Playwrights Horizon); End Days (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Looking For The Pony (Vital Theatre Company); Cave Dweller, Love and Anger (Drama Desk nomination; New York Theatre Workshop); Big Dance Theater’s Antigone (Classic Stage Company); Two Headed (Women’s Project Theatre);Fugue (Cherry Lane Theatre); Mud (Signature Theatre Company); The Geography of Luck, Three Ways Home, Stars inthe Morning (Dramalogue Award, Los Angeles Critics Award), Etta Jenks (Dramalogue Award, Los Angeles Theatre Center); The Front Page (Lincoln Center Theater); A Lie of the Mind (Promenade Theater) and all of the major plays by Anton Chekov at Chekov at Lake Lucille. Films credits include Synecdoche, NY, What Happens in Vegas, Imaginary Heroes, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Secondhand Lions, Fearless and Pastime (Independent Spirit Award, Best Supporting Actress nomination). Television credits include many guest stars and movies for television as well as a recurring role on Nurse Jackie and regular roles on L.A. Doctors and Second Noah. Deirdre has an Obie for Sustained Excellence of Performance.