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Cherise is making her Geffen debut. She originated this role in the Goodman/MTC world premiere of Ruined. Other theatre: August Wilson’s 20th Century (Kennedy Center), Ohio State Murders (Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival, Theatre for a New Audience), King Hedley II (Signature Theatre), The Blacks (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Huck & Holden (Cherry Lane), The Book Club Play, Insurrection: Holding History (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Blues for an Alabama Sky (BTF/ Actors Theatre of Louisville). Film/TV: Inside Man (dir. Spike Lee), Then She Found Me (dir. Helen Hunt), The Wool Cap (with Keke Palmer and William H. Macy), Everyone’s Hero (animation), Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife. Training: New York University’s Graduate Acting Program. Deepest gratitude to God, family and friends.