Jefferson A. Russell
Founding Company Member
Jefferson A. Russell most recently appeared in Jitney at Cincinatti Playhouse, OH, Sunset Baby at Rep Stage in Columbia, Maryland, and in Fetch Clay, Make Man and The Convert at Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, California.
Other credits include Clybourne Park (Helen Hayes Award nominated Outstanding Ensemble) at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington D.C.; Fetch Clay, Make Man, Two Trains Running, Fahrenheit 451, Amadeus, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland; The Trinity River Plays at Dallas Theatre Center and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago; The Piano Lesson at Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York; Race at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Florida; Hecuba, Blood Knot, A Raisin in the Sun and A Lesson Before Dying at African Continuum Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.; Gem of the Ocean, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Hedda Gabler, and The Soul Collector at Everyman Theatre; The Meeting (as Malcolm X) at Arena Players, both in Baltimore; The Tempest at Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.; Cyrano and Edward II at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.; Measure For Measure at he Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; and other theater companies including Imagination Stage, Young Playwrights' Theatre, Theatre J and several national tours with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. TV credits include HBO’s The Wire and NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Streets.
Jefferson has a BA in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Hampton University and an MFA in Classical Acting from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University. He is a former Baltimore police officer and a founding member of GALVANIZE, a network for artists of color. This fall he will be appear in the world premiere of Ironbound by Martyna Majok at Round House Theatre, part of the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival.