About Erin Noel Grennan
Erin was born and raised just outside Chicago in Oak Park, Il. She attended college at Saint Mary's University in Minnesota for two years before leaving to study and later intern with both The Gaiety Theatre, and the (now defunct, but she swears she had nothing to do with it) Black Box Theatre in Ireland. Erin began her professional acting career upon returning to Chicago and has been performing around the country ever since, including sixteen productions over eight seasons at The Peninsula Players Theatre in Door County, Wisconsin - a theatre she considers to be an artistic home. She was the recipient of Chicago's After Dark and SAM awards, and was a Jeff Award nominee (ensemble and production for A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN). Regionally, Erin won a Broadway World (WI) best actress award in 2017, and was a Wilde Award (MI) best actress nominee for her work in the world premiere of UNNECESSARY FARCE. She has been honored to originate lead roles in several new, American plays including, MAKING GOD LAUGH, THE TIN WOMAN, UNNECESSARY FARCE, SHADY BUSINESS, SLOW FLOODS, and most recently - THE OUTSIDER, at Paper Mill Playhouse.
Her work can also be found on screens both large and living room sized in commercials, independent films, including the multiple award winning, RESURRECTING MCGINN(S), as well as the TV series CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO MED, LAW & ORDER: SVU, and BULL. Among her umpteen TV commercials, Erin can currently be found playing "Ma" in the FEED THE PIG multi-spot campaign, and as one of the beauty parlor gossips in the newest spot for the New York State Lottery.
Erin is a recent transplant to NYC and now lives in Brooklyn with her actor/playwright husband, Paul Slade Smith. They are both long time animal rights advocates who volunteer with various protection organizations, but that's another bio. Additionally, she is an amateur photographer who has had her work displayed in galleries, plays, a CD cover, two magazines and in one Irish pub which, of course, she considers to be one of the greatest accomplishments of her life.
Erin and her husband share their home with two dogs, three cats, and a variety of miscellaneous strays as needed.
...The first step is admitting you have a problem.