Alyssa Thordarson is an actor and writer working in Chicago and Los Angeles.

You may have seen her guest-starring on NBC’s Chicago Med, in Fox’s Empire, Showtime’s The Chi, or in her long-running national Feeding America PSA, among others. Her screenwriting debut, in which she also stars, After (A Love Story) became a 2022 film festival favorite, and her new short, Paper Planes, will hit the festival circuit in the spring of 2023.