CARLEASE BURKE (Grace) is a high octane performer who never seems to run out of gas. Over the years, Carlease had appeared in countless films and television shows, including CBS’s Broke, CBS’s Young Sheldon, NBC’s This is Us, ABC’s Mixed-ish, Bravo’s Dirty John, FX’s Dave, Showtime’s Shameless, and was a series regular on the NBC Comedy Crowded. She can be most recently be seen in the films Child’s Play and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Under the hood of her production company, Bits N Pieces Productions, Ms. Burke hosted and produced, Laugh-A-Latte, a monthly stand-up comedy show. Her reality solo show, FIFTY! It Doesn’t Look This Good on Everybody was the winner of the Actors Repertory’s 2nd Annual Solo Show Festival.
Carlease’s exhilarating and confident performance of The Nurse in Boston Court’s Romeo & Juliet earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress by the NAACP. Other notable credits include The Young and the Restless, Hot in Cleveland, Raising Hope, Hawthorne, Flash Forward, Heroes, Southland, NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, The Riches, Desperate Housewives, Malcolm in the Middle, Without a Trace, Monk, How I Met Your Mother and Switched at Birth. Twitter: @carleaseburke