Penny Johnson Jerald | Goodman Theatre

Artist Bio

Penny Johnson Jerald

Penny Johnson Jerald

(Bio as of January 2011)

Penny Johnson Jerald most recently appeared at the Goodman in The Trinity River Plays during the 2010/2011 Season. Ms. Jerald has been the director of more than 45 plays, including The Tinker; A Very L.A. L.A. Christmas Carol; Chains of Freedom; Just in Time; The Descent From the Cross: A Living Portrait; A Christmas Carol; Heaven’s Gates/Hell’s Flames; Zodiocracy; Loving the Beloved; The Christmas Club; Gold, Frankincense, Christmas Tree Ornaments, and Myrrh; A Question of Innocence/The People Versus Christ; The Windows of Christmas; A Stranger in Bethlehem; The Vagina Monologues and Moist! Theater performance credits include her one-woman show Not My Child; Our Country’s Good; The Debutante Ball; The Night of the Assassin; The Two Sisters; The Vault and The Derelict. Film credits include What’s Love Got to Do with It, Absolute Power, Krippendorf’s Tribe, Swing Shift, Goin’ to Chicago and Fear of a Black Hat. On television, she has appeared as a series regular and in recurring roles on The Larry Sanders Show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, ER, Eve, 24, The 4400, October Road and House of Payne, with a plethora of additional television, movie and episodic appearances. Ms. Jerald is a writer and the artistic director of her theater group, Outreach Christian Theatre Company, a graduate of The Juilliard School and a CableACE Award, NAACP Image Award and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated actress.

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