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Coco Elysses

hails from Robbins, Illinois. She is a member of the Association of the Advancement of Creative Musicians and works in theater, for voice-overs and film, and is a screenwriter and poet. She recently completed her MFA in Creative writing from National University. She originated the voice score for the Adler Planetarium permanent installation Skywatchers of Africa. Her voice can also be heard on spots for BET, BlackVoices.com, McDonald's, Nike, IN and OUT Burger, Saints Row video game and EverQuest II. Her acting credits include Organic Theatre's The Old Settler, for which she received a Black Theatre Alliance Award nomination for Best Featured actress in a drama. She performed in the Chicago Theatre Company, Black Theatre Alliance Award-winning, and Jeff Nominated production of Shakin the Mess Outta Misery.