I spent my earliest years napping in dressing rooms, playing with baby-sitters in balconies, and kissing my mom goodnight before she went off to perform in her shows - I caught the acting bug early!
I graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Acting and Costume Design, and also studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland.
In the fall of 2010, I moved to Chicago (starting my career as Charlotte Mae Ellison), where I’ve developed new work, and re-discovered classical text.
I’ve performed with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, A Red Orchid Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Writer's Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Adventure Stage Chicago, Tympanic Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and my now disbanded company, Area IV Theatre.
In the fall of 2015, I played Michael Shannon and Kirsten Fitzgerald's daughter in Brett Neveu's Pilgrim's Progress at AROT, which was nominated for Best Play at the Equity Jeff Awards. In the spring of 2014, I was nominated for a Non-Equity Jeff Award for my work in Griffin Theatre's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In the fall of 2011, I won a Kevin Kline award for "Best Ensemble" in Stuart Carden's production of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
I'm proudly represented Big Mouth Talent for theatre, film, television, and commercial work.
I love cooking and eating (ya girl has food allergies), reading (female and POC authors), vintage shopping (former costume designer here), and lifting weights (shout out to my trainer, Landree Fleming). Thanks for checking me out - now, hit me up!