Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako is a stage and film actor, and proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. She is a two-time Gregory Award Winner for her performances in My Heart is the Drum at Village Theatre (2016) and Little Bee at Book-It Repertory Theatre (2015). She is the three-time recipient of the Gypsy Rose Lee Award from Seattle Theater Writers for the afore-mentioned performances as well as for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun at Seattle Repertory Theatre (2017). Nako works as a freelance teaching artist in the greater Seattle area with diverse students of all ages and backgrounds using theatre & dance to demonstrate cultural intersection and build community. Film: Sadie, Long Shot, Hearsay. TV/Web: Grimm, Strowlers. Commercial: Kroger Co., Toyota, Microsoft, Amazon, Discovery Channel, et al.

Pictured: Claudine in Village Theatre's My Heart is the Drum. © 2016 Mark Kitaoka. Property of Village Theatre.

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