Jonell Kennedy returns to Chicago for 2005's Intimate Apparel. She last appeared in Chicago in Eden at Victory Gardens Theatre. She's also appeared in The Goodman's stagings of Cry the Beloved Country, Puddin' and Pete, Marvin's Room, Midsummer Night's Dream and George C. Wolfe's Spunk, for which she won a Joseph Jefferson Award. Regional credits include Purlie Victorious at Tiffany's Attic and The Colored Museum at Yale Repertory Theatre, Monkey Grass at LA's The Victory Theatre and Legacies at LA's The Matrix. Her most recent films include Michael Mann's Collateral, Me You And Everyone We Know and Guess Who? starring Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher. TV credits: ER, Friends, Judging Amy, X-Files and The District. Kennedy sings with a soul band on the self-titled CD The Soul of John Black on No Mayo Records. She has recently starred in and co-produced a short film called The Male Groupie. "To my husband, Zuri and the family...my eternal love and appreciation."