Cheryl Lynn Bruce biography
Cheryl Lynn Bruce
At Writers Theatre: The Old Settler
Chicago credits include: Intimate Apparel, Nomathemba, Everyman, The Grapes of Wrath (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Trojan Women, Cry, The Beloved Country (Goodman Theatre), Eurydice, The Snow Queen, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams (Victory Gardens Theater), Race (Lookingglass Theatre Company) and Flyin’ West (Court Theatre). Regional credits include Gem of the Ocean (Ensemble Theatre), The Story (Milwaukee Repertory Theater), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (The Kansas City Repertory Theatre) and From the Mississippi Delta (Arena Stage, Hartford Stage and The Old Globe). Off-Broadway credits include From the Mississippi Delta (Circle in the Square). Broadway and international credits include: The Grapes of Wrath (Court Theatre and National Theatre).
Film credits include: Stranger than Fiction, The Fugitive, Daughters of the Dust and Music Box. Television credits include: Prison Break and Separate but Equal. She received a Joseph Jefferson Award and a Helen Hayes Award for From the Mississippi Delta. She has also written an essay for a black woman’s travel anthology. Bruce was an inaugural fellow of the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College. Sincere thanks to Ron OJ Parson. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
[Bio as of February 2010]