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. Right now, the film is nominated for SIX awards at the Best of the Midwest Awards - VOTE for the film here! You can also watch the trailer and read more about the film on my filmmaking page

Recently on film: I appear in the Steve McQueen feature WIDOWS, now in theaters.

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