Deanna is thrilled to be directing The Black Monologues for the third time! She has appeared at Victory Gardens in The First Deep Breath (Joseph Jefferson Award Winner). Deanna is an ensemble member of Shattered Globe Theater (SGT) where her credits include: Be Here Now, Mill Fire, and Marvin’s Room. Other Chicago credits include: Theatre for One (Court Theatre), Nina Simone: Four Women (Northlight Theatre), HeLa (SideShow Theatre), The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963 (Chicago Children’s Theatre), Barbecue (Strawdog Theatre) and Even Longer And Farther Away (The New Colony Theatre). Regional credits include: Fences (Judy Bayley Theatre/UNLV) and Nina Simone: Four Women (Merrimack Rep). Deanna can be seen in films like Last Flag Flying, Widows, and Southside With You. She is also a recurring character on NBC’s Chicago Fire. Deanna completed the Gately Poole Acting Conservatory where she studied the Meisner technique. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, and represented by DDO Artists Agency.