AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Barrington, Illinois and upstate New York
LIVES IN: Edgewater

Caitlainne Gurreri is a fixture on Chicago stages from Porchlight Music Theatre to the Drury Lane in Oak Brook. The actress—who eats peanut butter from jars and knows she’ll own a Doberman someday because the breed is “badass, tough, and a little rockerish, but with a sweet side, like me”—can also be spotted in commercials and catalogs for Walgreens, Sears, and H&R Block. Her time in front of the camera has recently inspired Gurreri to get behind it; she’ll continue to take acting gigs but wants to focus on a new career as a lifestyle photographer. “I like taking pictures of happy people,” she says. “Babies, kids, families—it’s such an honor to capture those moments.”





Photograph: Maria Ponce