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 work has been featured by, covered extensively in Screen Magazine, Hollywood Chicago, and 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.