Artist Bios

McKenzie Chinn

McKenzie Chinn

(Bio as of February 2019)

McKenzie Chinn returns to the Goodman after appearing in the New Stages productions of Lottery Day and Carlyle. An actor, filmmaker, poet and educator based in Chicago, she originated the role of Cassandra in Sender at A Red Orchid Theatre and has worked with Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf and Sideshow Theatres as well as The Second City, Woolly Mammoth and The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC. She is the writer, producer, and lead actor of the feature film Olympia, which premiered at the 2018 LA Film Festival. Film and television work includes a recurring role on CBS’ The Red Line and work with director Sam Bailey (Brown Girls). An accomplished poet, her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets and Best of the Net and is a 2015 Leonore Annenberg Artist Fellow. She is represented by Actors Talent Group (Chicago) and Ferrantino Entertainment (LA).

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  • Carlyle Production Photos
  • Carlyle Production Photos
  • Carlyle Production Photos

With Goodman Theatre

  • Carlyle Carlyle
    All New Fall (New Stages 2014)
    Play by Thomas Bradshaw
    Directed by Benjamin Kamine
  • Lottery Day Lottery Day
    New Stages 2017
    Play by Ike Holter
    Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
  • Continuity Continuity
    New Stages 2017
    Play by Bess Wohl
    Directed by Annie Tippe
  • Lottery Day Lottery Day
    1819 Season
    Play by Ike Holter
    Directed by Lili-Anne Brown