Patrese D. McClain is a professional regional theater and network televison actress originally from the great theatre town of Chicago. She has worked with many theater companies there, including: the Goodman Theater, Lookingglass Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the Court Theater...just to name a few. In addition to her Chicago credits, Patrese has been blessed with the opportunity to work in regional theaters all over the country! Recently Ms. McClain has made the transition to television and film, guest starring on shows such as USA's SIRENS and NBC's CHICAGO FIRE.
Patrese was born and raised on the southside of chicago in a home that taught her the power and importance of education. She left home at the age of 18 to persue a career in the arts with a scholarship to Howard Universtiy. After graduating with her BFA, she then went on to receive her master's degree from Pennsylvania State Universtiy as the 4th black woman to graduate from their prestigious program.
Patrese is a proud member of actor's equity, sag-aftra, a collaboraction company member and a resident artist at the Bronzeville Artists Lofts. She is an artist in every sense of the word...a creator, director, visionary and educator. Patrese is represented by Paonessa Talent and managed by Principato-Young Mgnt. Please see her resume for additional credits and you can find more information about her projects, classes, and workshops throughout the site...
"I really believe that what I do as an actress is my God-given Talent. This is my calling, not my career."