Celeste M. Cooper
Celeste M. Cooper has been a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member since 2018. Steppenwolf: BLKS, The Doppelgänger (an international farce), Familiar, A Doll’s House, Part 2. Chicago: Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Hard Problem (Court Theatre); Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre); Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse); Never the Sinner (Victory Gardens Theater); Our Lady of 121st Street, Ruined (Eclipse Theatre); Fight 4 Your Life/The Incredible Cece (MPAACT and Stage 773). Regional: For Colored Girls… (Kansas City Repertory); Building The Wall (Curious Theatre Company); The Hammer Trinity (The House Theatre/Adrienne Arsht). TV: Chicago PD, Sense8. Film: Chiraq, Range Runners. Awards: The Phylicia Rashad- Most Promising Actress award (Black Theater Alliance); Best Actress/Range Runners (Twister Alley Film Festival); listed in the NewCity Stage Players magazine as one of the 50 people who really perform for Chicago in 2020.
Celeste is also an ensemble member and casting associate with Eclipse Theatre Company. She has a B.A. in Speech Communications & Theatre from Tennessee State University and an M.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University.
In 2014, Celeste won The Phylicia Rashad- Most Promising Actress award from the Black Theater Alliance, in 2019 she won Best Actress for her work in Range Runners at the Twister Alley Film Festival, and in 2020 she was listed in the NewCity Stage Players magazine as one of the 50 people who really perform for Chicago.