Madeline Pell

Actor, Writer, Artist


About Madeline



               Madeline Pell has been an actor in the Chicago theater community for the  past seven years, earning her BFA in Acting at Roosevelt University's  CCPA, and working at theaters like Lifeline Theatre, Ghostlight  Ensemble, Artemesia Theatre, Waltzing Mechanics, Theatre Evolve, The  Bridge, and Invictus Theatre.  In 2015 she was awarded the Sarah Siddons Scholarship for her time at Roosevelt, where she worked with incredible directors such as Steve  Scott, Keira Fromm, Michelle Shupe, and  Kęstutis Nakas.  Her most recent credits include Harriet in "Emma" at  Lifeline Theatre, and Nerissa in "The Merchant of Venice" with  Invictus Theatre. Madeline was also seen on the first season of FOX's  The Exorcist, and has interned with both Oak Park Theatre and The Shakespeare Project of Chicago.  She has been a proud member of SAG-AFTRA since 2016.     

Current Projects



Madeline has been rehearsing for "The Merchant of Venice" with Invictus Theatre

Playing October 21st through November 17th!


Big News!


Madeline is thrilled to join the artistic team and creative ensemble of Jacaranda Collective.


Past Reviews

"Maddie Pell plays Harriet Smith and others, and you couldn’t ask for a more flexible actress: as the play went on, I found myself able to distinguish her multiple characterizations in a millisecond based on her facial expression alone, even before I noted the playful physicalizations attached to each role."

-Karen Topham, Chicago Onstage (Emma)

" Gertrude (played with pitch-perfect softness of tone and firmness of belief by Madeline Pell)..."

     -Splash Magazines (An Ideal Husband)

 "Mrs. Whatsit (Madeline Pell, great), her quote-spouting friend, Mrs. Who  (Javier Ferreira, also great) and the somewhat invisible Mrs. Which  (Carmen Molina, completing the trifecta of greatness)..."

        -TimeOut Chicago (A Wrinkle In Time)

"Mrs. Whatsit, the youngest of three supernatural ladies, whose lives  have spanned centuries and galaxies, is played with humor and  intelligence by Madeline Pell."

     -Chicago Theatre & Concert Reviews (A Wrinkle in Time)

"...Harriet (Madeline Pell, in an endearingly naifish performance)..."

-Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune (Emma)

"In one memorable scene, Maddie Pell, a promising young character actor, hops up and down as she flips between Miss Bates, a good-hearted but silly spinster, and Harriet Smith, Emma's amiable but less-than-bright protégée."

-Emily McClanathan, Broadway World (Emma)

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