The bio you'd print in a program

Emily Marso is a Chicago-based actor. Her television credits include Chicago Med and Chicago Fire (NBC) and her film credits include Message Received, Version One (dir. Stephen Cone), and the upcoming Dinner Party (Objay Dart Productions) and Swipe Up, Vivian!. She also did the motion capture performance for Kitana in Mortal Kombat 11 (NetherRealm Studios), and voiceover for an upcoming national State Farm ad campaign.

On stage, her credits include Lottery Day (Goodman Theatre) Vietgone (Writers Theatre), Boy (TimeLine Theatre), Clearing (Commission Theatre), Wild Boar (Silk Road Rising), The Grapes of Wrath (The Gift), Fun Harmless Warmachine (New Colony), and more.

Her work has been praised as "Played to perfection ... a strong breakout performance" (Chicago Theatre Review), "Jaw-droppingly powerful" (Buzz News), and "Radiant ... If 2018 brings us a better show or staging, it will stand out for a century" (Stage and Cinema).

An actor and teaching artist, she is a company member with Barrel of Monkeys and toured nationally as a company member with Child’s Play Touring Theatre. Emily graduated with a BA degree in theatre, political science, and Chinese from Northwestern University.


THE BIO that's not in the program

Emily Marso likes kittens, and tea, and lightsabers.

She grew up in a town with 2,000 people, and her high school mascot was a potato (Go Spuds!). 

She's currently learning to play golf and violin, and though she’s not yet good at either of them, they bring her much joy.

She thinks a lot about what it means to be "ethnically ambiguous." She also thinks a lot about how many Junior Mints is too many.

She can tell you at least one obscure fact about every U.S. President.

She's endlessly curious.

She loves what she does.