Meet Nick:

Nick McDowell is a Chicago-based actor, writer, and improviser. Originally from Belvidere, IL, Nick moved to Chicago in 2011 to study at Columbia College Chicago, where he received a BA in Comedy Writing and Performance & Fiction Writing with Honors in 2015. Today, Nick actively performs in improv and sketch productions at notable Chicago institutions, including The Second City, iO Chicago, The Annoyance, and The Playground Theater. Nick has also completed first drafts of a novel, a feature-length screenplay, and a TV pilot. While he has extensive stage experience, he hopes to expand his talents into the film and television industries.

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When Nick isn't performing or creating new work, he enjoys:

  • Biking through Chicago

  • Going on vacation with his family

  • Learning Spanish with Duolingo and teaching myself guitar

  • Researching cheap flights

  • Visiting home

  • Being outdoors / by water / camping

  • Spending time with dogs

  • Singing karaoke with his Second City night staff family

  • Eating copious amounts of comfort food

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