Biography *

*also listed as Kristen Ann Wenke

A native of the Chicagoland area, I grew up performing in school plays and after-school programs.  As a Theatre Major and Sociology minor at Loyola University Chicago, I continued to study and fall in love with performing. I was also able to take courses in Voice Study and Dialects.  This left me not only with a passion for how it affected my own characters, but  the opportunisty to share my knowledge by coachng others. 


I am currently actively auditioning in the Chicago area.  In addition to performing, I have been able to team up with 25th Letter Productions as a producer and designer.  We are currently in pre-production for a webseries titled The Strange Case of Lucy Chandler, in which I am slated to play the titular role. 


When I am not acting, I am working at The Apollo Theater in Chicago, as the Assistant General Manager.  My other interests include painting, dancing, running, tennis, and swimming. 


My artwork is available for purchase here


I am also the host of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast - The Sunnydale Stacks.  We release a new episode every other Wednesday.  Listen for free here