Christopher Wayland is a performer, writer, and teacher from Baltimore, MD. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is a member of SAG-Aftra and an Actors' Equity Association membership candidate.
Christopher began performing at age eight. A passion for writing and reading fueled his undergraduate degree in English at Dartmouth College, concentrating in poetry and drama. Theatre and improv comedy, however, remained a strong focus.
Before pursuing his MFA, he performed extensively in Baltimore and Washington D.C. in various productions and events. He worked for Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theater of the Mid-Atlantic and was a main-stage member of the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) where he founded the first troupe comprised of performers of color, Casually Dope.
Christopher currently lives and works in Chicago. When not performing, he loves to enjoy the vibrant live performance scene, and works as a substitute teacher for Chicago Public Schools and standardized patient for Northwestern University.
In Chicago, Christopher has performed in numerous television series, plays, short films, commercials, and industrials. He received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for his role in the ensemble of Insurrection: Holding History at Stage Left Theatre and a Black Theatre Alliance Award Nomination for Best Leading Actor in a play for Choir Boy at Raven Theatre.
Christopher is thrilled to be a part of the amazing team at Gray Talent Group!