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Deanna Reed-Foster

 
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Actress Deanna Reed-Foster was born Deanna Kathleen Reed to Moses and Constance Reed on May 28, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up on the south-side of Chicago with her older brother Curtis and her mother, she is a product of the Chicago Public School system. She attended Lindblom Technical H.S. ... (read complete bio)
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@DeannaKReed - 4/19/22 02:02pm Nothing God has for me can pass me by. It'll have to come back and get me. That's purpose! ???????? #liveonpurpose


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Actress Deanna Reed-Foster was born Deanna Kathleen Reed to Moses and Constance Reed on May 28, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up on the south-side of Chicago with her older brother Curtis and her mother, she is a product of the Chicago Public School system. She attended Lindblom Technical H.S. ... (read complete bio)
 

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Gina Daniels, Deanna Reed-Foster, Gavin Lawrence, Charence Higgins Photo

Gina Daniels, Deanna Reed-Foster, Gavin Lawrence, Charence Higgins

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De'Anthony Jackson, Deanna Reed-Foster, Gina Daniels Photo

De'Anthony Jackson, Deanna Reed-Foster, Gina Daniels

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Deanna Reed-Foster Biography

Actress Deanna Reed-Foster was born Deanna Kathleen Reed to Moses and Constance Reed on May 28, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up on the south-side of Chicago with her older brother Curtis and her mother, she is a product of the Chicago Public School system. She attended Lindblom Technical H.S. where she first discovered her love of music. She sang with the chorus and competed in city and state choral and solo competitions.
After high school, she continued singing and recorded with Mark Hubbard and The United Voices for Christ. She never thought of herself as an actor in her early years, but in 1995 she performed in her first professional stage play. Although she continued to sing she was bitten by the acting bug and realized she was more fulfilled by acting. She continued to perform in various plays in the Chicago area; later she would travel across the country and abroad.
In 2004, she did her first production at the venerable Black Ensemble Theatre. Where she has continued to perform in various productions over the years.
In 2005, she did her first feature film, “Roll Bounce” directed by Malcom Lee (Girls Trip) and in 2008 she received an Emmy award for her narration of “Fresh From Julianne’s Garden: A Legacy In Bronze.”
In the years that followed she focused mainly on the stage while holding down a full-time job as a property manager.
Then in 2013 she decided to follow her passion. She left the security of Corporate America and took a leap of faith to become a full-time actress.
In that same year, she married Earl Foster. He has been her biggest supporter in her major career move.
To further refine her talent, she received formal Meisner training at Gately Poole Acting Conservatory.
In the years that followed, her career has gained momentum. She has appeared in several stage, TV and film projects. Most notably, she has a recurring role on “NBC’s Chicago Fire.” She appeared in the film “Southside With You” (Sundance 2016). In 2017, she was nominated for best supporting actress by the Joseph Jefferson awards for her role in the stage production of “Even Longer and Farther Away.”
Also in 2017, she worked with Oscar nominated director Steve McQueen and she is set to appear in Oscar nominated director Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” alongside Laurence Fishburne as his wife.
Deanna’s faith in Christ is first and foremost in her life. She lives by the credo of “#LiveOnPurpose” and seeks to fulfill God’s will and purpose for her life.





Deanna Reed-Foster News

Campana Pictures And Random Acts to Premiere Horror Film VIRAL Photo Campana Pictures And Random Acts to Premiere Horror Film VIRAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

Campana Pictures and Random Acts will premiere VIRAL, a premiere horror film starring Shannon Leigh Webber (Scary Stories: Dark Web), Jessica Arden Napier (Stranger Things, Halloween Kills), and Jeff Award winner Deanna Reed Foster (Shining Girls, Widows).

Nominees Announced for 2022 Jeff Awards In Chicago; Drury Lane & Goodman Theatre Lead Photo Nominees Announced for 2022 Jeff Awards In Chicago; Drury Lane & Goodman Theatre Lead Nominations
by Team BWW - Aug 24, 2022

Recognizing a strong return to the spotlight over the 2021-2022 Equity theater season, the Joseph Jefferson Awards in Chicago announced its nominations for theater excellence. This year’s nominees include 201 theater artists across 38 categories of excellence in theater production among shows from 43 companies.

Equity Jeff Awards Announce 2022 Nominations Photo Equity Jeff Awards Announce 2022 Nominations
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

The Joseph Jefferson Awards have announced this year's Equity nominations, including 201 theater artists across 38 categories.  The 54th anniversary Equity Jeff Awards will take place October 17, 2022, at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, IL. 

Photos: First Look At A RAISIN IN THE SUN At American Players Theatre Photo Photos: First Look At A RAISIN IN THE SUN At American Players Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2022

American Players Theatre is preparing to enter tech rehearsals for the summer’s second rep of performances to join the five shows currently playing. Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Tasia A. Jones, will open Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 8:00 pm. See photos from the production.

Photos: First Look at Shattered Globe Theatre's RASHEEDA SPEAKING Photo Photos: First Look at Shattered Globe Theatre's RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Shattered Globe Theatre is presenting a revival of Chicago writer Joel Drake Johnson’s Rasheeda Speaking, directed by SGT Associate Artistic Director AmBer D. Montgomery. This comedy-turned-social thriller about workplace racism will play through June 4, 2022 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

Shattered Globe Theatre Presents RASHEEDA SPEAKING At Theater Wit Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Presents RASHEEDA SPEAKING At Theater Wit
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2022

Shattered Globe Theatre will present a revival of Chicago writer Joel Drake Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking, directed by SGT Associate Artistic Director AmBer D. Montgomery.

Shattered Globe Theatre Postpones RASHEEDA SPEAKING Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Postpones RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2022

Shattered Globe Theatre today announced it will postpone its winter production of Rasheeda Speaking due to the current surge of the Omicron variant. The revival, originally scheduled for February 25 – April 9, 2022, will now play from April 22 – June 4, 2022 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.

Photos: Compass Theatre's WELLESLEY GIRL Premieres At Theater Wit Photo Photos: Compass Theatre's WELLESLEY GIRL Premieres At Theater Wit
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2022

Compass Theatre has announced its return to the stage with the production of Wellesley Girl, written by playwright Brendan Pelsue and directed by James Fleming, Friday, Jan. 7 - Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave. 

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces RASHEEDA SPEAKIN Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Announces RASHEEDA SPEAKIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2021

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced a revival of Chicago writer Joel Drake Johnson’s Rasheeda Speaking, directed by SGT Associate Artistic Director AmBer D. Montgomery.

Compass Theatre Returns To The Stage With The Timely And Political WELLESLEY GIRL Photo Compass Theatre Returns To The Stage With The Timely And Political WELLESLEY GIRL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2021

Compass Theatre announces its live return to stage with the production of Wellesley Girl, written by playwright Brendan Pelsue and directed by James Fleming, Friday, Jan. 7 - Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave.

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BWW TV: Auntie Comes Home In THE FIRST DEEP BREATH At Victory Gardens VideoBWW TV: Auntie Comes Home In THE FIRST DEEP BREATH At Victory Gardens
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 45th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. The First Deep Breath runs November 15 - December 22, 2019, with press performance on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.