Atra Asdou is a Chicago born Actor, Writer, Improviser. Theatres she has performed at include The Goodman, Steppenwolf, Writers', and Lookingglass, where she is also an artistic associate member. She has also performed on The Second City Chicago's E.T.C. stage (u/s for A RED LINE RUNS THROUGH IT.)
At The Second City Chicago, Atra is an understudy for The Second City Touring Company and a recipient of the 2017 Bob Curry Fellowship. At iO Chicago, she is on The Harold team, LIL' TOOTIES and improvises with WHIRLED NEWS TONIGHT, and WHIRLED NEWS TONIGHT LATE EDITION every Saturday. She co-founded DiOversity, iO's diversity initiative, and is an improviser with DYNASTY, an all-persons of color group.
She has voiced characters for Patch Match, and Discovery Educational videos, along with appearing in many commercials, industrials and TV shows (A.P.B., Chicago P.D., Mind Games) as well as film (Love In The Time of Irony, Night Lights)
She contributes to the live lit magazine THE PAPER MACHETE Saturday's at Chicago's famous Green Mill in the same way ordering food and taking Lyfts contributes to her credit card statements: frequently.