Artist Bio

Jacqueline Williams

(Bio as of May 2021)

Jacqueline Williams (Present Suzanne) returns to the Goodman, where she has been performing for more than 30 years. Goodman credits include Father Comes Home from the Warsstop. reset.Pullman Porter BluesCamino RealThe Trinity River PlaysThe StoryThe Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, CrownsBlues for an Alabama SkyOo-Bla-DeeThe Amen CornerGertrude Stein: Each One as She MayRichard II and The Skin of Our Teeth. Additional Chicago credits include Wally World radio play, True WestFamiliar and The Christians, Brother/Sister Plays (Steppenwolf Theatre); Man in the RingHarveyGem of the Ocean and Fences and Caroline, or Change (Court Theatre); Gee’s BendPo Boy TangoSkeleton Crew and The Miser (Northlight Theatre); Yellowman and Fabulation (Next Theatre Company) and The House That Will Not StandA Wonder in My SoulThe Gospel of Lovingkindness and The Colored Museum (Victory Gardens Theater). She appeared on Broadway in The Young Man from Atlanta, off-Broadway in From the Mississippi DeltaMill Fire and The Talented Tenth, and in the national tours of Crowns and Born in the R.S.A. Williams reprised her role of Mae in Tarell McCraney’s Head of Passes at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles opposite Phylicia Rashad. Regional credits include work with La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, A Contemporary Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage Company and others. Williams’ film and television credits include Chicago FireChicago MedChicago P.D.EmpireTurksThe Chicago CodePrison BreakERThe Break-Up, The Lake HouseHardballWhiteboyzThe Merry Gentleman and Heartlock. Williams is a former Lunt-Fontanne Fellow 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 more. She holds a BFA from the Goodman School of Drama/Theatre School.

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