Hillary Clemens


Hillary is a Midwest-based actor who has worked extensively in Chicago and regional theatre. 

In 2007, she joined the ensemble of Chicago's Gift Theatre Company, where her roles include Donna in Hurlyburly, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Irina in Three Sisters, Linda in Talk Radio, Ellen/Mrs. Saunders/Victoria in Cloud 9, Katie in Dirty, Widow in Vigils, Mari in Mine, and Crystal in Bethany

Elsewhere, she has worked with ACT Seattle, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Court Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Writers' Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Apple Tree Theatre,  Indiana Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Festival Theatre, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Coterie Theatre, and Kansas City Repertory Theatre.  She has also appeared in a number of national commercials, feature films, web series, industrials, and voiceovers, and on NBC's "Chicago Fire."

Hillary is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and the School at Steppenwolf, and she is a proud member of Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

She is married to actor/director/superhero Matt Schwader.


+ Ophelia in HAMLET at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

+ Sally in A LIE OF THE MIND at Kansas City Actors Theatre