Mandy Schneider is very excited to be a new member of Open Fist Theatre Company! Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Mandy quickly fell in love with theatre. She then decided to go somewhere even colder, Syracuse University, and get her B.F.A. in acting, where she also performed at Syracuse Stage! Upon returning to Chicago, she studied with Second City, and did many plays. Film credits include getting possessed by a demon child in David Goyer’s The Unborn and shooting some aliens in The Avengers; she also dabbles in stunts! Now in Los Angeles, Mandy has worked on such shows as House, NBC’s Awake, and The Young and the Restless. Theatre credits include performing at IO West in Big News, warming up crowds at Universal Studios LA, the SAG-AFTRA Radio Plays, Montana Shakespeare, DARE LA with Some Assembly Required, and Walking to Buchenwald with Open Fist! Mandy owes everything to her amazing family—they’re pretty cool.