General info

Chicago, IL

I have been a working actor for 13 years. I got my start in stand up and improv comedy, and have used those skills to film over 70 commercials. After four years in LA & three in NYC, I'm back in Chicago working on TV/film/commercial acting, as well as writing & producing original material.


Shirley Hamilton - 312.787.4700 office
Creative Talent - 212.957.5043 office
Ingber & Assoc - 212.889.9450 office

Experience

  • Co-Star
    CBS
    Blue Bloods

  • Co-Star
    Netflix-ABC
    Daredevil

  • Supporting
    Tony Moser Productions
    Dangerous

  • Principle
    Rick Almada Productions
    Papa Zeus

  • Lead
    Italian Wedding Soup Productions
    Booked

    Chicago 48 Hour Film Project
    Winner: Audience Choice Award
    Best Screenplay
    Best Actress
    Best Use of Character

  • Lead
    Mischief Pictures
    Hunger Man: When Hunger Strikes

    Chicago 48 HR Film Project
    Winner: Audience Choice Award

  • Lead
    Mischief Pictures
    The Fifteenth Floor

    St. Louis 48 Hour Film Project
    Winner: Audience Choice Award

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts
    Columbia, MO
    Aug 1998 - May 2002
    University of Missouri - Columbia

    Was named "The Funniest Person in Columbia" after winning the stand up competition at Deja Vu Comedy Club.

  • Script Analysis
    Hollywood, CA
    Aquila Morong Studio for Actors

    Currently studying with Deborah Aquila.

  • Improvisation
    Chicago, IL
    The Second City Conservatory

    Taught by Norm Holly, Jack Bronis, & Tim O'Malley.

  • Improvisation
    Chicago, IL
    iO Training Center

    Taught by Peter Gwinn, Jason Chin, and TJ Jagodowski.

  • Improvisation
    Chicago, IL
    Comedy Sportz University

    Taught by Tim Mason & Cayne Collier.

  • On Camera
    Chicago, IL
    The Green Room Studios

    Taught by Sean Bradley & David Murphy.

  • Advanced Scene Study
    Elmhurst, IL
    Elmhurst College

    Taught by Edwin Wilson