Naïma Hebrail Kidjo (she/her)
Naïma Hebrail Kidjo is a Franco-Beninese actress and writer who grew up between Brooklyn and Paris. She has inhabited a wide range of roles on stages across the country, working at iconic organizations such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Favorite credits include Iseult et Tristan (IAMA Theatre Company and LaMama Experimental Theatre Club, Square Circle Plays (Murmurs, Los Angeles and the Geffen Gallery at MOCA), Rachels (The Pussy Grabber Plays, Los Angeles), The Crucible (Steppenwolf Theatre), Rutherford’s Travels (Pegasus Theatre), and Dracula (Williamstown Theatre Festival). On-screen, she has been seen as a paramedic on Chicago Med and Chicago P.D., throughout seven combined seasons, and has acted in short films shot in Los Angeles and Paris. Kidjo is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf and of Yale University, where her play Pixel Souls, an exploration of the intersection between photography and theater, won the Berkeley College Arts Prize.