Colleen is an Irish-Italian, thoroughly-enough-bred, loudmouth Chicagoan. Her only legit credit is a B.F.A. in Acting from Northern Illinois University.
In 2014 Colleen decided to make a long, 18 day trek, and she moved to Los Angeles, California. No, this was not to get away from the cold, but rather so she could pursue her dream of becoming an even more poor, more self-deprecating waitress.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles Colleen did not make her living acting and designing SFX make-up for Indie Horror Films. She also did NOT make ANY money performing on the stage in productions such as, the critically acclaimed CHERRYWOOD directed by the Obie award winning David Cromer, or playing the lead role in the female version of Neil Simon’s, THE ODD COUPLE. And she in fact lost money performing improv comedy in shows like SISTER BERNIE’S BINGO BASH and JUSTICE IS SERVED.
Colleen recently returned home from the RED DIRT FILM FESTIVAL where she was nominated for BEST ACTRESS in the feature film DRIFTED, where she played the lead character of down and out prostitute, Maggie Sirilo.
In her short time in L.A. Colleen has been featured on the television shows PART TIMERS, MY CRAZY SEX, and MARRIED WITH SECRETS and is creating quite an internet presence with her sketches FRIENDS THERAPY on YouTube.
Colleen is also still doing theatre and improv. You may have recently caught her in the theatrical production, EMERGENCY OPERATION at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, where she played a wacky heart surgeon. Lea Thompson, herself, saw the show and came up to Colleen afterwards to tell her she was funny. So that’s cool!