J. NICOLE BROOKS

J. NICOLE BROOKS

Ensemble Member

Since 2007

Artistic Associate

Since 2004

J. Nicole Brooks is an actor, writer, and director. Recent theatrical credits include Beyond Caring (Lookingglass Theatre Company) and Immediate Family (Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre). Directing credits at Lookingglass include: Thaddeus & Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure (co-directed with Krissy Vanderwarker), Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting, and Black Diamond. She is author of Fedra: Queen of Haiti, Black Diamond: The Years the Locusts Have Eaten, The Incredible Adventures of Yuri Kochiyama, HeLa, and Her Honor Jane Byrne.

ARTIST MEDIA

LOOKINGGLASS PRODUCTIONS

EDUCATION

BFA and Minor in Dance Education, School of Theatre and Dance, Northern Illinois University

CREDITS AND AWARDS

  • THEATRE CREDITS

    Chicago:

    • Immediate Family (Goodman Theatre)
    • Mary Stuart (Court Theatre)

    Regional:

    • Immediate Family (Mark Taper Forum, Center Theatre Group)
  • FILM CREDITS

    • Watch the Sky
    • Death & Taxes
    • Infinity
    • Fly Like Mercury
    • The Weather Man
    • Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • TELEVISION CREDITS

    • The Chi (Showtime)
    • Chicago Fire (NBC)
    • Squad 85
    • Consequences
    • The Protector
    • Eve
  • AWARDS

    • Theatre Communication Group Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship for Extraordinary Potential
    • National Endowment for the Arts grant for development of The Incredible Adventures of Yuri Kochiyama (2013)
    • Jeff Award Nomination for Director – Play for Rickey Calls a Meeting (Lookingglass Theatre Company, 2012)
    • Black Theater Alliance Award for Best Leading Actress In A Play (Drama or Comedy) for Fedra: Queen of Haiti (Lookingglass Theatre Company, 2010)
    • LA Ovation Award for Featured Actress in a Play for As Much As You Can (Hendel Productions West, 2008)
    • Jeff Award Nomination for New Work for Black Diamond: The Years the Locusts Have Eaten (Lookingglass, 2007)