Carin Silkaitis is the Allen and Lynn Turner Chair of the Theatre Department at Columbia College Chicago. TV/Film credits include: Co-Stars on CHICAGO FIRE, THE RED LINE, & EMPIRE, Nurse in the SAG Feature UNEXPECTED, Joy in the award-winning short BEING HERE (winner - Best Supporting Performer, Berkshire Short Film Fest), Kathy in PRECIOUS THINGS, and Maggie in BLOOD AND WATER. Theatre credits include: Mama in A SHAYNA MAIDEL (TimeLine), Mother/Attorney in MACHINAL & Me in I DO TODAY (Greenhouse), Dean Wreen in SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND (Theater Wit), Chloe in LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART (Eclipse), Doctor Manor in SONS OF THE PROPHET (ATC) & Mama/Sherry/Vera in DISTRACTED (u/s ATC), Holly in VISTING (Artemisia), Queen Margaret in RICHARD III (Oak Park), and Izzy in RABBIT HOLE (u/s Goodman Theatre). Carin has also appeared in numerous commercials, industrials, and VO's. She is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf, and she received her M.F.A in Acting from the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University. Carin is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.