Actress. Writer. Improvisor. Filmmaker.
Cheryl McQueen studied acting at Michael Howard Studios’ Conservatory program in NYC. After landing a few jobs in NYC (My Dirty Little Secret, School Spirits) she moved to LA to further pursue her career. She quickly landed commercial jobs (L'Oreal, Lasik, Aston Martin, Clairol) and has been honing her athletic abilities in a variety of ways, including training at the Academy of Theatrical Combat for stunts, and stage combat (hand-to-hand, broad sword, cutlass and quarter staff). After appearing in a number of Indie films (Tubby Hook, Four Latinas, Papercut, Iris, etc), Cheryl took home the Best Actress award at the Indie Chicks Film Festival 2017 for her lead role in Iris, a short film that she also wrote and produced.
She is currently repped by Mike Williams of Cylence Media Management.
Cheryl has been improvising at Second City Hollywood for three years. She completed all Improv training levels before being accepted into their Conservatory program, which she completed in early 2018. Immediately thereafter, Cheryl auditioned for and was accepted into the Second City Grad Revue program where she wrote and starred in a main stage show, Jumping to Collusions, directed by the legendary Ron West. In the fall of 2018, she was cast as a writer and actor in a sketch show at Second City titled Revelation, Revolution. Throughout 2018 and 2019, Cheryl wrote and performed for the Pack Theater monthly sci-fi sketch show, Tales of the Laugh Dimension.
Cheryl began writing screenplays in 2015. One of her first projects, Iris, (Best Picture, Indie Chicks 2017) was produced under her own company, McQueen Productions. Iris received festival recognition for its story of a strong, smart and compelling female lead. The film won 6 awards at the Indie Chicks Film Festival 2017, a Platinum Remi Award at Worldfest Houston, and has screened at festivals around the US. McQueen Productions recently released the first 2 episodes of the web series, Shrimp, set in Los Angeles. In late 2018, Cheryl partnered with Sarah Galarneau to launch: Cher and Sar Productions where they focus on producing comedic content written and directed by women.