CELESTE M. COOPER - AEA, - SAG-AFTRA

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TV/ FILM:

RANGE RUNNERS

LEAD

Philip S. Plowden

SAINT FRANCES

SUPPORTING

Alex Thompson

CHIRAQ

SUPPORTING

Spike Lee

SENSE8 (NETFLIX SERIES)

CO STAR

The Wachowskis

EYE DOCTOR OF DEATH

SUPPORTING

Brian Schrank and B. Rich

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

Carl Seaton

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

Eriq La Salle

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

John Whitesell

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

Rohn Schmidt

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

David Rodriguez (2 episodes)

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

Nick Gomez

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

Jean de Segonzac

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

Holly Dale

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

Lin Oeding (3 episodes)

CHICAGO PD

RECURRING

Karen Gaviola

THE GREASY PLATE

SUPPORTING

ARC PRODUCTIONS

WAYWARD

SUPPORTING

INDEPENDENT FILM

BEFORE SUNRISE

PRINCIPLE

STUDENT FILM

COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL:

ESURANCE

PRINCIPLE

Charlie Myers

WALMART (BLACK FRIDAY)

PLAYGROUND MOM

THE REAL MCCOYS

IMERMAN ANGELS

SPOKESPERSON

IMERMAN ANGELS

AOA ACTIVE WEAR

FITNESS MODELING/ VIDEO

GLASS CITY FILMS

STRAYER UNIVERSITY

EDITH

COGNITIVE ARTS

STRAYER UNIVERSITY

TONYA

COGNITIVE ARTS

VOICEOVER:

AT&T Cyber Security

Cat Spokesperson

ARU Chicago

WE ARE CHICAGO (Video game)

VARIOUS CHARACTERS

MICHAEL BLOCK

STRAYER UNIVERSITY (Industrial)

SPOKESPERSON

COGNITIVE ARTS

FEDEX OFFICE (Industrial)

SPOKESPERSON

IA COLLABORATIVE

PRINT:

OZINGA

Billboard Ads

CULTIVATE FILMS

JET, EBONY, & ESSENCE magazines

SWIFFER & M.B.I.B.

P&G and BURRELL COMMUNICATIONS

AOA ACTIVE WEAR

FITNESS MODELING

COGNITIVE ARTS

TSU Summerstock

R&J Posters

ANPT

THEATER:

STEPPENWOLF'S A Doll's House, Part 2 (Spring 2019)

EMMY

Robin Witt

STEPPENWOLF'S Familiar (Winter 2018)

NYASHA

Danya Taymor

STEPPENWOLF's World Premiere "The Doppelganger"

ROSIE

Tina Landau

STEPPENWOLF's World Premiere "Blks"

IMANI

Nataki Garrett

STRAWDOG/ STEPPENWOLF Chicago Premiere "Barbecue"

MARIE

Damon Kiely

HYPROCRITES "You On The Moors Now" (remount)

Nelly Dean, Beth, and Jane Bennett

Devon de Mayo

COURT THEATRE's Blues For An Alabama Sky

DELIA

Ron OJ Parson

COURT THEATRE Chicago Premiere "The Hard Problem"

JULIA

Charles Newell

WINDY CITY PLAYHOUSE'S STICK FLY

TAYLOR

CHUCK SMITH

GOODMAN'S MEASURE FOR MEASURE

JULIET

ROBERT FALLS

HOUSE & ARSHT's The Hammer Trinity (in Miami, FL)

Virginia/ various other characters

Nathan Allen

STEPPENWOLF'S ANIMAL FARM

OLD MAJOR & JULIA (U/S)

HALLIE GORDON

ECLIPSE THEATRE's Our Lady Of 121st Street

INEZ

Sarah Moeller

CHICAGO DRAMATISTS WORLD PREMIERE'S THE MECCA TALES

MALIKA

RACHEL EDWARDS HARVITH

ECLIPSE THEATRE'S RUINED (BTA AWARDEE)

JOSEPHINE

AARON TODD DOUGLAS

VICTORY GARDENS's Never The Sinner

REPORTER 2

Gary Griffin

DOG & PONY's The Whole World Is Watching

Black Panther/ Hippie

Devon de Mayo

STAGE 773'S THE INCREDIBLE CECE

2ND 1 WOMAN SHOW/ VARIOUS CHARACTERS

PENELOPE WALKER

REMY BUMPPO'S SEASCAPE

SARAH (Performed)

NICK SANDYS

CITADEL'S HOW WE GOT ON

SELECTOR

JOSH SOBEL

STAGE LEFT'S PRINCIPLE PRINCIPLE (REMOUNT)

SHELLEY WOODS

SCOTT BISHOP

MPAACT EXTENDED SOLO JAM'S FIGHT 4 YOUR LIFE

ORIGINAL 1 WOMAN SHOW/VARIOUS CHARACTERS

MARIE CISCO

PEGASUS'S PINWHEELS (TYA)

ALICIA

EDDIE TORRES

PEGASUS'S THE FLOOD (TYA)

WOMAN 1

ANNA C. BAHOW

PEGASUS'S QUEEN & HER CLIQUEDOM (TYA)

CAIT

ILESA DUNCAN

DEPAUL TTS'S MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

URSULA/ SEXTON

CATHERINE WEIDNER

TSU SUMMERSTOCK'S ROMEO & JULIET

JULIET

BARRY SCOTT

TRAINING:

Part 1 & 2 Shakespeare w/ Susan Hart & Jeffrey Carlson 2013.

The Theatre School, DePaul University, MFA Acting, 2012.

Tennessee State University, BA Theatre, cum laude 2009.

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS

*Steppenwolf Theatre's newest ensemble member since Feb 2018

Recipient- Black Theater Alliance (BTAA)

Most Promising Actress

Eclipse Theatre's Ruined

Recipient- Jeff Awards

Best Production

Blues for an Alabama Sky

Nominated-Jeff Awards

Best Production

Eclipse Theatre’s Our Lady of

Nominated-Jeff Awards

Best Production

Eclipse Theatre’s Ruined

Nominated for Black Theater Alliance (BTAA)

Best Featured Actress

W.C.P.'s Stick Fly

Nominated

3Arts Award

2017

Nominated

Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artis

2014

Nominated

Leonore Annenberg Fellowship

2014

SPECIAL SKILLS: EXCELLENT MOVER, WEST AFRICAN DANCE, YOGA, BASKETBALL, TRACK, VOLLEYBALL, MEZZO SOPRANO, KARAOKEE, SCRAPBOOKING, AND GOOD WITH KIDS & ANIMALS. BASIC PASSES IN QUARTERSTAFF, RAPIER & DAGGER, KNIFE, & RECOMMENDED PASS IN UNARMED BY SAFD, 2011.

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'4"

Weight: 130 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair Color: Black

Hair Length: Short

 

Basketball, Combat - Stage, Track & Field, Volleyball, Yoga, Dance Hip Hop, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, Voiceover, African Accent, British - Cockney Accent, New York Accent, Southern Accent