Shaun Landry

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Shaun is an African American female actor, improviser and writer.

History

A Native of Chicago Illinois living in Los Angeles, Shaun Landry is the Artistic Director of Oui Be Negroes, founded The West Coast Improv Alliance and produced the The San Francisco Improv Festival. She is also half of the Duo of Landry & Summers

Shaun has worked for The Second City Chicago Tour Company & Children's Theater, Geese Theater Company, African American Shakespeare Company and has been in the improvisational festival circuit teaching and performing at The Kansas City, Big Stinkin Improv Austin, The Funny Women's New York, Miami, Hawaii, Duofest Philadelphia, Improv Festival, Oberlin College, Chicago, Amsterdam, Seoul and Tokyo Improv Festivals BATS Improv Comedy Festivals and has taught at universities including Stanford and Northwestern.

She can be read in the book "Whose Improv is it Anyway: Beyond the Second City". Her writings can be found on the literary site The Redroomwith Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and President Barack Obama.

As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, she can be seen in the movies Read You Like a Book with Danny Glover and Karen Black as Marcia and The Oscar Award winning movie Milk with Sean Penn as Gwenn Craig.

She is married to actor and improviser Hans Summers since 1991 and performing together since 1986. If you do not consider the numerous amount of improvisers years younger than them sleeping on their couch, eating dinners and teaching improvisation as their kids? They have no children.

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