Artist Bio

McKenzie Chinn

(Bio as of September 2019)

McKenzie Chinn (Jasmine, Incendiary) returns to the Goodman after appearing in Lottery Day by Ike Holter as well as 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).