My first gig ever - a photo shoot for  It’s a Wonderful life !

My first gig ever - a photo shoot for It’s a Wonderful life!

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. It’s in my genes.

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. I’ve had the opportunity to develop new work, and re-discover meaning in classic work as well.

I’ve performed with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, A Red Orchid TheatreChicago Shakespeare TheatreWriter's TheatreGriffin Theatre, Adventure Stage ChicagoTympanic Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and my now disbanded company, Area IV Theatre.

In the fall of 2015, I had the pleasure of playing 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.

For my commercial and TV/Film work, check out my VIDEO page under MEDIA. I'm proudly represented Big Mouth Talent.

Just so ya know, I did used to be Charlotte Mae Jusino, so google away. 

I love cooking and eating (to accommodate allergies, especially mine), lifting weights (in the gym sometimes, in my living room often), reading literature by female writers and POC (yes, almost exclusively), and creating outfits (from vintage and thrift store finds). I'm a big ol' nerd who lives life constantly learning. Thanks for checking me out - now, hit me up!