Born and raised in Houston, TX, Caitlan is now a Chicago-based actor, having relocated after completing the MFA Acting program at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. You can currently see her recurring as Paramedic Michelle on NBC's Chicago Med.
Chicago credits include: Shakespeare in Love directed by Rachel Rockwell, Macbeth SS! directed by Marti Lyons (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Regional theater credits: The Merchant of Venice (Cardinal Stage Company); City of Angels (San Francisco Playhouse); Ah, Wilderness!, A Christmas Carol, A Little Night Music (American Conservatory Theater). A busy commercial actress, some of her favorite credits include: Living Proof, Miss Spa, WeatherTech, LifeFitness, WorxTools, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
While at American Conservatory Theater, Caitlan collaborated with several directors for MFA and mainstage productions including: Mark Rucker, Mark Lamos, Casey Stangl, Domenique Lozano, Jon Tracy, Melissa Smith, Giles Havergal, Ryan Purcell, Lisa Ann Porter, Edris Cooper. She also played Little God in the Tony-nominated duo Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin's ACT workshop of Happiness of Fish.
Caitlan has trained in Shakespeare with The Stratford Festival's Seana McKenna and Nancy Benjamin. An insatiable bibliophile and annoying cat mom, she is a proud alum of Carnegie Mellon University (BFA 2012) and wife to fellow actor, Brandon Dahlquist.
Up Next: see her as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Viola in Shakespeare in Love at the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival.