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 Class of 2014 and The University of Notre Dame. In addition to being a stage and screen actor, I'm also a filmmaker, director, casting director, editor, model, writer, 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 received its World Premiere at Sidewalk Film Festival and went on to win "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 recently played at the Academy Award Qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, where I was nominated for the "Filmmaker-to-Watch" award. You can check out where the film is playing next, watch the trailer, and read more about the film on my filmmaking page

Up next on film: I will be appearing in the feature film WIDOWS, set for a November 2018 release date.

Up next on TV: I am featured in two episodes of the new Pop TV comedy series HOT DATE


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