BIO

Atra Asdou is a New York based SAG-AFTRA, AEA, actor/writer/comedian, from Chicago, a city where she created and starred in three critically acclaimed sketch comedy revues at The Second City. 

 

She is fresh off of co-starring in HBO's Somebody Somewhere and South Side, and recently performed in Succession writer Susan Soon He Stanton's Today is My Birthday at Yale Repertory Theatre. 

Her short films Fever and Renee`  have placed at various film festivals around the world, and her debut feature script, Izza, was a finalist in The 2020 Chicago International Film Festival and is currently in pre-production. She is a 2022 Writer in Residence with Lookingglass Theatre Company where she is working on a full length play about her Middle Eastern/Iraqi family.

As a comedian, Atra has opened for Katie Rich, Maz Jobrani and Janeane Garofalo.

She is represented by Gray Talent Group.