Rick Bayless

AGE: 58
OCCUPATION: Chef and restaurateur

He’s the man who made Chicago—and the rest of the world—take Mexican cuisine seriously. But is he powerful enough to wow theatregoers? Read our story on his newest role as an actor.

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Photograph: Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune