Wardell Julius Clark hails from Fairfield, Alabama. Directing credits include Kill Move Paradise (TimeLine Theatre); Sheepdog (Shattered Globe Theatre); Hoodoo Love (Raven Theatre); His Shadow (16th Street); Dutch Masters (Jackalope Theatre); The Watsons Go to Birmingham (Chicago Children’s Theatre); The Shipment (Red Tape Theatre); Insurrection: Holding History (Stage Left Theatre); Surely Goodness and Mercy (Redtwist Theatre); Associate Director for King James at Steppenwolf Theatre; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at Court Theatre, he was the Assistant Director for Court’s productions of Gem of the Ocean and Satchmo at the Waldorf; Acting credits include: Suddenly Last Summer (Raven Theatre); Silent Sky (First Folio Theatre); Apartment 3A (Windy City Playhouse); A Raisin in the Sun (TimeLine Theatre); The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre); We are Proud to Present… and The Gospel According to James (Victory Gardens Theatre); Invisible Man (Court Theatre); The Beats (16th Street Theater); Ghosts of Atwood (MPAACT), for which he received the Black Theater Alliance Denzel Washington Award for Most Promising Actor; and Topdog/Underdog (American Theater Company/Congo Square Theatre). Regional credits include Othello, Macbeth, The Learned Ladies (Theater at Monmouth) The Whipping Man(Cardinal Stage); Cymbeline (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival); Fences (Carver Theatre); TV/Film: Proven Innocent (Fox); Shameless (Showtime), Chicago Fire Seasons 1 and 4. Wardell is a Company Member with TimeLine Theatre Company, where he also serves as a Teaching Artist in the Living History Program. He is also an Associate Artist with the Black Lives, Black Words theatre collective. BFA Acting, DePaul University. Represented by Gray Talent Group.