Celeste M. Cooper


Celeste M. Cooper (Gloria) is making her debut at Curious Theatre Company. Celeste is based in Chicago and one of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s newest ensemble members. Some theatre credits include: BLKSThe Doppelgänger, Familiar, and A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Steppenwolf), Barbecue (Strawdog Theatre); Blues for an Alabama Sky and The Hard Problem (Court Theatre), Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre), Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse), Never the Sinner (Victory Gardens Theater), The Mecca Tales (Chicago Dramatists), Our Lady of 121st Street (Eclipse Theatre), Ruined (Eclipse Theatre), The Hammer Trinity (House Theatre/ Adrienne Arsht), You On The Moors Now (The Hypocrites) and her original one woman shows Fight 4 Your Life and The Incredible Cece (MPAACT and Stage 773). TV and Film credits include a recurring role as the medical examiner on Chicago PD (NBC), Spike Lee’s ChiraqSense8 (NETFLIX), and is leading an upcoming indie feature called Range Runners. Celeste is also an ensemble member and casting associate with Eclipse Theatre Company. She has a B.A. in Speech Communications & Theatre from Tennessee State University and an M.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. She is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.