Artist Bios

Brenda Barrie

Brenda Barrie

BRENDA BARRIE* (Ivy/Chorus, Mother Road) makes her Goodman Theatre debut. Chicago credits include The Downpour (Route 66 Theatre); Okay Bye and Middletown (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Julius Caesar and Elizabeth Rex (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Nutcracker and The Crownless King (The House Theatre of Chicago); Memory, Aunt Dan and Lemon, How I Learned to Drive and Waiting for Lefty (Backstage); The Ruby Sunrise (The Gift Theatre); Mrs. Caliban and Mariette in Ecstasy (Lifeline Theatre); Graceland (Profiles Theatre) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Metropolis Performing Arts Center). She has received numerous Jeff Award nominations for Principal Actress and Ensemble, including a 2015 Equity Jeff nomination for her work in The Downpour. She is a company member with The House Theatre of Chicago, as well as Erasing the Distance, a non-profit company whose aim is to shed light on issues of mental health through theater. Television credits include Chicago P.D. and Chicago Code. She received her BFA in theater from the University of Indianapolis and studied theater at the Ulster University, Northern Ireland.