Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Jeri relocated to Chicago to pursue her M.F.A. in Acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University. A creative soul since childhood, Jeri grew up writing and performing skits with her childhood friends, and imitating Mariah Carey. In college her dream as an artist took fruition. Jeri received her BA in Theatre Performance from the University of Maryland, at College Park. Upon earning her Bachelor’s degree, Jeri spent several years as an actor, working in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. She was a performer for Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program, educating disadvantaged youth about preventative healthcare through dramatic expression. Jeri also enjoyed several seasons as a performer and teaching artist with the Maryland Shakespeare Company, working intensely with middle school students on classical text. Jeri further trained at the Circle in The Square Theatre School in New York City.
Her favorite DePaul Theatre School Credits include Bertha Holly (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), Abuela Claudia (In the Heights), and Marty (Circle Mirror Transformation). Jeri has completed her final show at DePaul as TMI/Miss Social Media in the Translation of Likes, directed by Ron OJ Parson.
Jeri has worked on Chicago Med and Chicago P.D., appeared in both a Kozy Shack and a PETA Commerical for the Onion and recorded several voice overs. In the Chicago theatre scene, she understudied at Victory Gardens Theatre. In 2018, Jeri also was a performing understudy as Titania, and then as Helena in two separate productions of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's MidSummer Nights Dream. Jeri has also performed regionally at the Children's Theatre of Madison, American Players Theatre and Theatre At The Center.
Jeri is thrilled to be a part of Gray Talent Group, and looks forward to many opportunities to come.