Curtis Edward Jackson
Curtis is originally from Philadelphia but studied acting at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. He moved to Chicago after graduating and has been working in Film and Theatre, in and out of the city, ever since. Curtis attended the School at Steppenwolf summer training program in 2013 where he trained with renowned actors, directors, and instructors such as Amy Morton, Sheldon Patinkin, Tarell Alvin Mccraney, Jane Alderman, and Kimberly Senior. He has had the pleasure of working with Chicago theatrical institutions like Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre as well as many fantastic storefront companies like Rivendell Ensemble, Steep Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Jackalope and more. Curtis has appeared in two feature films in principle roles, including TEACHER where he starred alongside David Dastmalchian and Kevin Pollak. He has had the wonderful opportunity to perform plays regionally in Arkansas, New Hampshire, Indiana, and Michigan and has toured the country twice with Griffin Theatre's production of LETTERS HOME. Curtis was nominated, along with the cast of Idle Muse Theatre Company's production of SHAKESPEARE'S R&J, for a Joseph Jefferson award for "Best Ensemble". He was also nominated for the Broadway World Chicago award for "Best Actor in a Play (Equity)" for his performance in Rivendell Ensemble's production of HOW THE WORLD BEGAN, as well as for his role in Victory Gardens Theatre's production of HAND TO GOD. Curtis can be seen commercially representing West Suburban Bank and Tiege Hanley mens skincare.