Background

MFA, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Meg Thalken has been working as a professional actor in Chicago since 1978. She also teaches in the Theater Department of Columbia College Chicago, and does private coaching.

THEATER: Meg has performed at Steppenwolf Theater Co., The Goodman Theater, Steep Theatre, The Den, Actors’ Theater of Louisville, Route 66, Detroit Public Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Next Theater, Northlight Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Travel Light, Wisdom Bridge, Pheasant Run, and The Playhouse among others.

TELEVISION: Includes roles on The Haven, Shameless, Easy Abby, Empire, Chicago Fire, Detroit 187, ER (recurring), Joan Cusack Show, Turks, Chicago Hope, Early Edition, EZ Streets (recurring), The Untouchables, Chicago Story, Jack & Mike, Justice: Greylord Style, The Richard Speck Case and Through Naked Eyes.

FILM: Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, This Day Forward, Bad Johnson, Hannah Free, Check Please, The Secret Santa, The Company, U.S. Marshals, Poltergeist 3, A Family Thing, The Babe, and Class.

Represented exclusively by Stewart Talent Management. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association. She has been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award.

Meg holds a BA in Speech & Drama from the University of Iowa, and an MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.