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Brenda O´Brien

Brenda O'Brien Brenda O´Brien received her early theater experience in the southern California area. She turned pro at age 12 and continued to make a living in the arts throughout her life. She moved to New York in 1990 and performed in numerous off-Broadway productions, national tours, television shows and films working with such greats as Robert DeNiro, Sean Penn, Sean Connery and Hal Prince. You may recognize her as the villainous title character from the PBS show Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego with Lynne Thigpen. O´Brien is also a professional makeup artist for television, film and Broadway shows including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Saturday Night Live. She is thrilled to be here in Omaha starting a new chapter in life with the John Beasley Theater & Workshop where she works as artistic associate, workshop coordinator, teacher and director.