Born and raised in Chicago, 12 year-old Sean Zielinski has a passion for all things storytelling. Whether he’s acting on stage & screen, writing sketches & screenplays, or producing & directing his own short film projects, Sean’s excitement for the craft is limitless. Recent credits include: The Full Monty (Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre), Zürich (Steep Theatre), and Second City Youth Ensemble (The Second City, Chicago). Other highlights include: Die Zauberflöte (Lyric Opera of Chicago, dir. Neil Armfield), “Bitter Truth” music video (Iron & Wine), Global Problem Solvers animated series (Ironbound Films), & Sun King feature film (DePaul Cinema Studios).
Sean is currently studying Acting with Dir. Scott Calcagno (coach), Voice with Matthew Ellenwood, and Improv at The Second City, Chicago. He is also studying Tap and Jazz Dance at Hubbard Street Dance with Jumaane Taylor and John Cartwright, respectively. Additionally, Sean attends workshops, classes, and camps at Acting Studio Chicago, Actors Training Center, and Roberta Duchak Vocal Studio.
Sean is a native speaker of Spanish and enjoys travel & learning about different cultures. In his free time, he enjoys filmmaking, script writing, and gaming—combining his interests by creating episodic adventures for Youtube, set in his gaming worlds. His previous studies in piano & percussion have sparked his recent interest in learning digital music composition. Swimming, dancing, & biking keep him active and he has fun by regularly attending musicals, plays, and rock concerts with his family. Sean dreams to land a future role in the touring cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and looks forward to the day he can work in an action comedy film like Guardians of the Galaxy!