In addition to the standard scene study and improv classes I have taken to further my emotional depth and versatility on stage as an actor, I have discovered a very physical side to myself as well.  I enjoy using my athleticism and the intensity of feeling I've discovered in fight competition to bring another layer to the humor and emotional levels of my characters.

Meredith Rae Lyons. Actor, stage combatant and martial artist.

I was born and raised in the New Orleans area and hold two degrees from Louisiana State University in Theatre and Mass Communication.  Since moving to Chicago I have studied at Act One Studios, Improv Olympic, Profiles Theatre and Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts where I am a second degree black belt.

I travel back to New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulfport, Mississippi and Montgomery, Alabama frequently to see family and am available to work in those states as well as in the Chicago area. 

I have experience in stage combat both on the combatant side as well as choreography and fight captain experience.  I am also trained in ear prompter, improv and sing in an alto-mezzo voice.

Height: 5'6"     Weight: 119lbs    

Hair: Brown     Eyes: Brown

Photo by Zoe McKenzie Photography. 

Photo by Zoe McKenzie Photography.