Madeline (she/her/hers) is a Harlem native, NYC-based actress, writer, producer, social justice advocate, and holistic life coach. Her stage performances include The Great Novel (NLTP), Hunter John and Jane (Jack), Memory Retrograde (Bklyn Arts Exchange), Roughly Speaking (Tada Theatre), Caseload (The Workshop Theatre), Fences (Cap Rep) Imperceptible Mutabilities of the Third Kingdom (Baca Downtown), and her groundbreaking solo play; A Dream to Fly: Inspired by the Life and Times of Bessie Coleman (National Tour). She’s also the author of a self-help book, Healthy Women Rock: How to Live the Life You Desire and Deserve. Supporting roles in independent and short films include American Thief, Life After You, Nana’s Room, Out Again, and Lucky Motel Six. Madeline’s producer credits include The Oh Gees (short film), Back in Shape with T (TV) two international performing arts festivals while living in the USVI where she engaged legendary artists: Danny Glover, Lillias White, Glynn Turman, Sonia Sanchez, Virginia Capers, Janet DuBois, John Amos, producer Woodie King, Jr. and the Shades of Harlem musical production. McCray is grateful to have been cast by directors: Sarah Norris, Seret Scott, Sash Bischoff, Mary Beth Easley, Celine Rosenthal, Kristine Haruna, Miguel Silveira, Sontenish Myers, Kaye Tuckerman, Sarah Schwab, and gifted writers for creating memorable stories and characters. Madeline says her greatest role is Mother to sons Uhuru and Terahshea, and NaneMa to seven amazing grandchildren.
For more info visit: www.madelinemccray.com - Follow on Instagram @madelinemccray and on Twitter @mccraymadeline. A proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA, Madeline is represented by Bobbie Merritt and Deborah Kym of The Entertainment Group. They can be reached at 973/572-4741 and by email: email@example.com
Ink'dWell (Maya, development workshop), The Great Novel (Granny)
"McCray imbues Granny with a sense of affection, experience, and fun such that the audience is on her side even when she recommends that Bertha steal something bigger." - Thinking Theater (The Great Novel, 2019)
The Great Novel
As Granny (2019)