Celeste M. Cooper
Celeste most recently appeared in Strawdog Theatre Company's production of Barbecue. Some theatre credits Blues For An Alabama Sky (Court Theatre/Jeff Awarded Best Production); The Hard Problem (Court Theatre); Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre); Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse); Never the Sinner (Victory gardens Theatre); The Hammer Trinity (The House Theatre/Adrienne Arsht in Miami); The Mecca Tales (Chicago Dramatists); Our Lady of 121st Street (Eclipse Theatre Company);How We Got On (Citadel Theatre Company); You On The Moors Now (The Hypocrites/ Theatre on the Lake remount); Ruined (Eclipse Theatre Company/ BTAA Most Promising Actress recipient); and her original one woman shows–Fight 4 Your Life, and later The Incredible Cece (MPAACT & Stage 773). Television and film credits include a recurring role on Chicago PD (NBC), Spike Lee’s Chiraq, Sense8 , and various other projects. Ms. Cooper has a B.A. in Speech Communications & Theatre from Tennessee State University and an M.F.A. in Acting from DePaul University The Theatre School. Celeste is incredibly grateful for Papa God, family, friends like family, and Paonessa Talent Agency.