Jacqueline Williams | Goodman Theatre

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Jacqueline Williams

Jacqueline Williams

(Bio as of April 2018)

Jacqueline Williams returns to the Goodman, where she has performed for over 30 years and credits include stop. reset., Pullman Porter Blues, Camino Real, The Trinity River Plays, The Story, The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, Crowns, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Oo-Bla-Dee, The Amen Corner, Gertrude Stein: Each One as She May, Richard II and The Skin of Our Teeth. Chicago credits include The Christians, Head of Passes, The Hot L Baltimore and The Brother/Sister Plays (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Man in the Ring, Harvey, Gem of the Ocean, Fences, The First Breeze of Summer, Electra and Caroline, or Change (Court Theatre); Gee’s Bend, Po Boy Tango, Skeleton Crew and The Miser (Northlight Theatre); Yellowman and Fabulation (Next Theatre Company) and The House That Will Not Stand, A Wonder in My Soul, The Gospel of Lovingkindness and The Colored Museum (Victory Gardens Theater). She appeared on Broadway in The Young Man from Atlanta and off-Broadway in From the Mississippi Delta, Mill Fire and The Talented Tenth. She has appeared in the national tours of Crowns and Born in the R.S.A. Recently, Ms. Williams reprised her role of Mae in Tarell McCraney's Head of Passes at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles opposite Phylicia Rashad. Other regional credits include work with La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Arena Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre and others. Williams’ film and television credits include the recurring Officer Becerra on Chicago Fire. Chicago Med and Chicago P.D., Empire, Turks (series regular), The Chicago Code, Prison Break, ER, The Break-Up, The Lake House, Hardball, Whiteboyz, The Merry Gentleman and Heartlock. Williams is a former Lunt-Fontanne Fellow (representing the Goodman) and has been recognized with awards and nominations from the Jeff Committee, 3Arts, Helen Hayes, Black Theater Alliance, American Arts Council, Drama Desk, Sarah Siddons, Excellence in the Arts, After Dark Awards and others. She holds a BFA from the Goodman School of Drama/Theatre School.

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