Tiffany Bedwell

MISSION: To bring to life characters who challenge the viewer to explore not only the costs, but also the value, of the most terrifying kinds of human love; and thereby strive to bring a greater understanding of, and compassion for, the fellow human being.

Tiffany portrayed the character Maggie in Raven Theatre‘s production of Yen by Anna Jordan, directed by Elly Green, which earned her a Jeff nomination for Best Supporting Performer. This fall she shot a pilot for HBO, directed by Jay Duplass. And this past summer she was delighted to participate in Victory Gardens Theater’s Ignition Festival of new plays, reading #NEWSLAVES by Keelay Gipson, directed by Mikael Burke.

A Chicago-based actor represented by Paonessa Talent Agency (on-camera, theatre) and Stewart Talent (voiceover), Tiffany appeared as Victoria Lewyn on both Chicago PD and Chicago Fire on NBC and played a recurring role as Laura on ABC’s Betrayal. She was honored to be a part of Allstate’s Purple Purse Foundation’s America’s Largest Prison Break awareness campaign for domestic abuse’s little-known financial component. Purple Purse. Currently Running: an OnionLabs “movie trailer” for Ace Hardware and its “behind the scenes” footage here and here.

Tiffany played Ersilia Drei in Trap Door Theatre‘s Jeff Recommended, critically acclaimed and T.I.C.’s TOP LIST – The Highest Rated Shows In Chicago production of Naked by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Kay Martinovich. She also played May in Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, directed by Zeljko Djukic, with Facility Theatre at Chopin Theatre in Chicago; and joined Erasing the Distance onstage last year. Prior to that, she appeared as Phèdre in Trap Door Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Phèdre, directed by Nicole Wiesner at Trap Door. Praise for Phèdre and Trap Door Theatre here.

Tiffany loved getting the invitation to be silly with Michael Patrick Thornton at Second City in YOU & ME, a two-person, entirely improvised, no suggestion set. Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters calls the show “Hilarious, horrifying, and human. Quite magical, really.” Chicago Reader Recommended.

Tiffany studied at The Moscow Art Theater School (Russia), The Athens Centre (Greece), and Wayne State University (Detroit). In Chicago, Tiffany has worked as a dialect coach with Writers Theatre, A Red Orchid, Theatre-Hikes,  Broken Compass and individual clients, and as an actor with Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, Victory Gardens, Eclipse, Facility Theatre, The Artistic Home, Apple Tree and Raven. She is a Trap Door Theatre company member and, in addition to Naked and Phèdre, has appeared on the Trap Door stage in Eva Peron, The Beastly Bombing, The Unconquered, Anger/Fly, The Arsonists, The Unveiling / Dozens of Cousins, No Matter How Hard We Try and A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians, which toured Romania and Poland.

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