Eli Sulkowski is originally from Detroit, MI, and received their BA in Theatre from Aquinas College. They are Trans/Non-Binary and use gender neutral pronouns (they/them/theirs). While Eli is comfortable being cast in female identifying roles, they look forward to seeing and playing more roles written for trans/non-binary people. Eli moved to Chicago to pursue a more diverse career in the artistic performance community. Eli started on the stage as a ballet dancer at just three-years old. Their love for the stage and performance was born in finding their creative self through dance. While Eli continues to engage with dance and movement, they’ve shifted their focus over to acting. Before moving to Chicago, Eli’s acting career started in Grand Rapids, MI where they attended college. Favorite past credits include August; Osage County (Actors’ Theatre-Grand Rapids) and The House of Yes (Dog Story Theatre). While pursuing acting in Michigan, Eli broke into the bustling improv scene. They co-founded a shortform/longform troupe with a cohort called No Outlet Improv Troupe. Since moving to Chicago, Eli has been seen on the stages of Steppenwolf & The Runaways Lab. Eli has worked with Broken Nose Theatre, Vanguardian Theatre Co., 906 Theatre Co., and is currently an ensemble member with Bower Theatre Ensemble.
Eli is eager and excited to diversify their acting wheelhouse and tackle more film and commercial work! When they’re not acting,Eli enjoys painting & drawing, reading & writing poetry, yoga & weightlifting, all things coffee & chocolate, and hanging with their rescue puppy Gene.