I’m Chantal Jean Pierre, and I find life is best lived and most fun when I let my creativity and curiosity take the wheel. I have a deep love of language and world travel that correlates closely with my personal journey as a small child from Haiti to America, and then from Miami to New Jersey to pursue an MFA in Acting at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. It is this torrid affair with the power of language that has led me to tackle roles like the lustful Olivia of Twelfth Night, the seductive Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, and the pernicious Goneril in King Lear. I work as I live, balancing courage and vulnerability, technique and innate style, and humility and confidence.
My interest in the human experience goes beyond the confines of era or culture, allowing me to feel at home performing classical or contemporary texts. The past couple of years I have enjoyed exploring the modern lives of fun and charismatic women like Millie in Trouble in Mind, Manu in The Talk, and both teacher and therapist roles on television. I eagerly await the opportunity to sink my teeth into challenging, provocative material on primetime television as well as projects outside of the US that wed my love of travel with my love of acting.
Seeking balance in all mediums, I pursue the humor in drama and the depth in comedy. My willingness to experiment creatively coupled with sound training allows me to bring a sense of play and an unquestionable professionalism to every rehearsal room.
Passion, hunger, and a craving for adventure keep me tethered to the arts. It brings me exceeding joy to use compelling stories in an effort to reveal our common humanity, to change lives, and to provoke individuals to action.
I raise a salute to the enlightening, empowering stories yet to be told!