Artist Bios

J. Nicole Brooks

J. Nicole Brooks

(Bio as of February 2019)

J. Nicole Brooks is an actor, author and director. Selected acting credits include Lottery Day (Goodman Theatre, New Stages Festival), Beyond CaringDeath Tax, and RACE(Lookingglass Theatre Company), Immediate Family (Center Theatre Group) and House Home (Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, China). Directing credits include Mr. Rickey Calls A MeetingThaddeus & Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure and Black Diamond the Years the Locusts Have Eaten. Brooks is author of HeLaFedra Queen of HaitiBlack Diamond, and 3 Weeks With Her Honor Jane Byrne.  Television credits including recurring roles on Showtime’s The Chi and Comedy Central’s South Side. She is a mutli-award winning artist honored by 3Arts, TCG Fox Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Black Ensemble Theatre Playwright of the Year, LA Ovation and Black Theatre Alliance. She is an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company.

With Goodman Theatre

  • Immediate Family Immediate Family
    1112 Season
    Play by Paul Oakley Stovall
    Directed by Phylicia Rashād
  • Lottery Day Lottery Day
    New Stages 2017
    Play by Ike Holter
    Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
  • Lottery Day Lottery Day
    1819 Season
    Play by Ike Holter
    Directed by Lili-Anne Brown