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Sean James William Parris

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SEAN JAMES WILLIAM PARRIS is a Chicago based actor, writer, and teacher. He was born in Los Angeles, and raised in Miami and Georgia. He has worked with Free Street Theatre (FST) as a vocal coach on a few of their shows, and then co-directed his first show in 2019 (M.A.T.A.) in collaboration with FST and the Story Front in Back of the Yards. He has also worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art as a Resident Artist in their SPACE program at CURIE High School. As a teacher, he is currently teaching at DePaul University, and has also taught at Black Box Acting Academy. Some of his Chicago credits include: Space Age (FST, a two-man show created with real-life intimate partner Ricardo Gamoboa); The Wizards (Concrete Content); The Magic Play (Goodman Theatre); The Drunken City, Animal Farm, Compass (Steppenwolf Garage); Curve of Departure, The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre); Seascape (Remy Bumppo); Pornography (Steep Theatre). Regional credits: The Magic Play (The Armory and Syracuse Stage). T.V. credits include: Chicago P.D., The Chi, and Brujos. Film credits include: Christmas Again (Disney Channel and Disney+). Sean received his MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University and is a graduate of Black Box Acting Academy in Chicago. He is represented by Paonessa Talent.

Bio as of 2/2023

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