I'm clare.


I'm a SAG actor working in film, television, and theater in Chicago. I'm a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf and The University of Notre Dame. In addition to being a stage and screen actor, I'm also a filmmaker, director, editor, casting director, writer, model singer, musician, dancer, and, hey, sometimes I even bartend, too. 

Most recently I wrote, directed, edited, produced and starred in a short film called RUNNER, which played at 15 film festivals across the country, winning 6 awards. At the Best of the Midwest Awards, we won “Best Short Film” and I won “Best Actress” for my performance in the film. We also won "Best of Fest" at Windy City International Film Festival, Best Drama Short at Atlanta Shortsfest, the Audience Award at Chicago Critics Film Festival, and Best USA Short Film at Fairhope Film Festival. The film also played at the Academy Award Qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, where I was nominated for the "Filmmaker-to-Watch" award. You can also watch the film and read more about it on my filmmaking page

Recently on film: I appear in the Steve McQueen feature WIDOWS; and I play a lead role in the independent feature RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO.

Recently on TV: I appear as Nicole Williams in episode 6.6 of NBC’s Chicago PD.


For more about what I'm up to, visit my Instagram, @cooneym