Tracee Chimo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tracee Chimo
Born Saugus, MA
Occupation Actress, dancer

Tracee Chimo is an American stage and film actress, who became an arts critic favorite[1] after her 2012 breakout role as Daphna, the antagonist in Joshua Harmon’s dark comedy, Bad Jews. She is known for her versatility, as is evidenced by her ability to transform her physical appearance to suit the needs of her character. It has been suggested that her early training as a dancer contributed to Chimo's understanding of how physical changes affect how others perceive a character, as well as how they evidence the individual's inner life.[2]

Chimo was born in Saugus, Massachusetts. Her father is of Albanian descent and her mother is of Irish and Italian ancestry (her father is an Albanian Orthodox Christian, and her mother is Catholic).[3][4][5] She splits her time between living in Los Angeles and New York City.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

2014 Lucille Lortel Win for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play" for Bad Jews[6]

2013 Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for "Outstanding Lead Actress - 'Bad Jews'"[7]

2013 Drama League Award nomination for "Distinguished Performance - 'Bad Jews'" [8]

2013 Rising Star Award - Winner from the Salem State University Alumni Association

2011 Stage Scene Award LA for "Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Drama" for her work in Neil LaBute's The Break of Noon[9]

2011 Clarence Derwent Award on June 14 for "most promising actress in New York City"[10]

2011 Lucille Lortel Nomination for "Outstanding Lead Actress" in Bachelorette[11]

2010 Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Ensemble Performance" in Circle Mirror Transformation[12]

2010 Obie Award for her performance in Circle Mirror Transformation[13]

2010 Lucille Lortel Nomination for "Outstanding Featured Actress" in Circle Mirror Transformation[14]

Quotes about her work[edit]

"What’s most startling about this actress is her versatility: she seems to be almost physically transformed from performance to performance, so deeply does she burrow into her characters’ identities."[15] - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"Daphna — is portrayed by the marvelous Tracee Chimo as a volatile cross between Sandra Bernhard at her most strident and Sarah Silverman at her most snarky, with maybe a little of the young Barbra Streisand thrown in, as a sort of fabric softener."[16] - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"...Chimo turns out to be a master of the comic silent reaction."[17] - Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

“It feels like only someone who has had years and years of dance training would be able to be in that much control and command of her body.”[18] - Trip Cullman, director of Bachelorette

"Ms. Chimo is quickly racking up an impressive stage resume"[19] - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"If, at the same time, you could meet the shy, expressionless Lauren, mumbling into the wall of her red hoodie, and the glittering, claws-extended Regan, the meanest predator on the hunt, it would be hard to believe that they are the same person underneath."[20] - Erik Piepenburg, New York Times

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role
2012 Five-Year Engagement, TheThe Five-Year Engagement Margaret[21]
2013 He's Way More Famous Than You Tracee[22]
2013 Gods Behaving Badly River Styx[23]
2013 Concussion Woman #2
2013 Side Effects Receptionist
2013 Take Care Rachel[24]
2014 Cyber Secretary[25]
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Guiding Light Jamie Collick
2010 Louie Dog Pound Volunteer Episode: "Dogpound[26]
2011 Inside the Actor’s Studio Apartment Actress [27]
2012 First Dates with Toby Harris Michelle Episode: "Movies"[28]
2012 I Just Want My Pants Back Dylan [29]
2013-2014 Orange is the New Black Neri Feldman Seasons 1 & 2
2013 The Good Wife Chrissy Quinn Episode 5.4
2014 The Money Jane Mulvaney[30] [31]
2013 Black Box Mackenzie Teller[32] Season 1
Theatre
Title Role Notes
Circle Mirror Transformation Lauren Sundance Theatre Lab[33]

Playwrights Horizons[34]

Origin Story Zoe Sundance Theatre Lab
Vamp Angela Emerging Artists Theatre
Bushwhackin’ Amber Waves Primary Stages
Guilty Lindsey Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row
365 Days 365 Plays Week 37 The Public Theater
Hollywood Nurses Nurse Suzanne ARS Nova
Vendetta Chrome Tallulah Clubbedthumb

The Ohio Theatre

Irena’s Vow Fanka Silberman BPAC

The Walter Kerr Theatre [35] Rose Nagelberg Theatre

Bachelorette Regan Second Stage Theatre[36]
Break of Noon Host/GiGi Lucille Lortel Theater[37]

MCC Theater[38] Geffen Playhouse[39]

Harvey Myrtle Mae Roundabout Theatre[40]

Studio 54[41]

Bad Jews Daphna Roundabout Theatre[42]

Laura Pels Theatre[43]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isherwood, Charles (30 October 2012). "Tiny Space, Big Enough for Emotions". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ New York Times [New York City] 14 August 2010, pag. C1 An Actress Wielding a Dancer’s Intuition.
  3. ^ http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/12-2012/bad-jews-kvetching-over-good-soup-off-broadway_63877.html
  4. ^ http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Tracee-Chimo-20130917?ModPagespeed=noscript
  5. ^ http://www.papermag.com/2013/10/orange_is_the_new_blacks_tracee_chimo_bad_jews_off_broadway.php
  6. ^ "Awards and Info Page for Bad Jews". Lortel Archives. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations Announced". TheaterMania. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Miller, Gregory. "2013 Drama League Awards nominations announced". NY Post. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "StageSceneLA Announces Best Of 2010-2011 Awards! aka "The Scenies"". StageSceneLA. Steven Stanley. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Clarence Derwent Award". Actor's Equity Association Website. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2011 LUCILLE LORTEL AWARDS". OffBroadway.com. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  12. ^ Mandell, Johnathan. "2010 Drama Desk Award Nominations". 2010 Drama Desk Award Winners. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Off-Broadway's Highest Honor". The Village Voice. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  14. ^ Healy, Patrick. "Lucille Lortel Nominees Announced". New York Times. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Isherwood, Charles (30 October 2012). "Tiny Space, Big Enough for Emotions". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  16. ^ Isherwood, Charles (30 October 2012). "Tiny Space, Big Enough for Emotions". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  17. ^ New York Post [New York City] 14 October 2009, 'Mirror' reflects well on cast
  18. ^ New York Times [New York City] 14 August 2010, pag. C1 An Actress Wielding a Dancer’s Intuition.
  19. ^ Isherwood, Charles (30 October 2012). "Tiny Space, Big Enough for Emotions". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  20. ^ New York Times [New York City] 14 August 2010, pag. C1 An Actress Wielding a Dancer’s Intuition.
  21. ^ "Tracee Chimo IMDb Page". IMDB.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Tracee Chimo IMDb Page". IMDB.com. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  23. ^ "Tracee Chimo IMDb Page". IMDB.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "Tracee Chimo IMDb Page". IMDB.com. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Tracee Chimo IMDb Page". IMDB.com. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Tracee Chimo IMDb Page". IMDB.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "Tracee Chimo IMDb Page". IMDB.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  28. ^ "Tracee Chimo IMDb Page". IMDB.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  29. ^ "Tracee Chimo IMDb Page". IMDB.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  30. ^ Goldberg, Lesley. "Ray Liotta, Mamie Gummer Among David Milch 'Money' Cast Additions". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  31. ^ "Billy Magnussen Joins HBO’s ‘The Money’; Rosemary Harris, Mamie Gummer, Ray Liotta To Recur". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  32. ^ "Tracee Chimo Page on IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  33. ^ Baker, Annie. "The Actor Crushes of Circle Mirror Transformation Scribe Annie Baker". Broadway.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  34. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Baker's Comedy About Theatre Games, Circle Mirror Transformation, Opens in NYC". Playbill.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  35. ^ Rooney, David. "Irena's Vow". Variety.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  36. ^ "Tracee Chimo's About The Artists Page". AboutTheArtists.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  37. ^ "Tracee Chimo's About The Artists Page". AboutTheArtists.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  38. ^ "Tracee Chimo's About The Artists Page". AboutTheArtists.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  39. ^ "Tracee Chimo's About The Artists Page". AboutTheArtists.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  40. ^ "Tracee Chimo's About The Artists Page". AboutTheArtists.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  41. ^ "Tracee Chimo's About The Artists Page". AboutTheArtists.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  42. ^ "Tracee Chimo's About The Artists Page". AboutTheArtists.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  43. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott. "Tracee Chimo Is Even Better When She's Bad". New York Theatre Magazine. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 

External links[edit]