Thea Camara discovered her passion for acting at an early age.  She began to pursue her longtime dream with vigor in 2007.
Since that time, Thea has had the opportunity to perform in various Films, Stage plays, Commercials and Print Ads.  Thea has trained with some to the most accredited acting coaches in the industry.  She has studied with Susan Batson at the Susan Batson Studio NYC, Craig J. Engel of Bolingbrook, IL, Michael McCracken of Vagabond Chicago, Jamal McNeil of L.A., Act 1 studio Chicago and Tasha Smith of TSAW LA.
Thea Camara attended Concordia University where she earned her degree in the Arts.
Thea Camara has appeared in various well-known projects including Dick Wolf’s Chicago Med, Spike Lee’s Chi-raq, Christopher Nolen’s last 4 indie films, Walk Away From Love, For The Love Of Christmas, 72 Hours and I Left My Girlfriend For Regina Jones.  She has also made an appearance on The Steve Harvey Show as one of Tyler Perry’s Biggest Fan.
Thea Camara has also been featured in 3 films, written and directed by Kimberly Conner.  In which one of them called “Before I Do” was selected in the 2017 Cannes Pan African Film Festival in France. 
Because of Thea has an enormous love for the craft of acting; she knows how important it is to keep the acting tools sharpened.  She continues to stretch her instrument by attending classes for scene study, monologues etc. 
Thea Camara has become one the most respected, well Sought-after actress in Chicago.
Thea Camara is a consummate professional and highly regarded by those that have worked with her.
She believes “If you find your passion...You’ll never work a day in your life”.


  • Galatians 6:9 NIV
    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

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Before I Do

Feb 2016

Kimberly D. Conner just wrapped production on Before ‘I Do’. Shot in the Capital City, the film features an All-Star Cast. A story about two firefighters, their bond is tested when one is left at the altar. Firefighter by day, artist by night, “Caleb Abrams”, finds himself at a crossroad. On the brink of turning 40, and afraid to die alone, he picks up the pieces, moving on with his life, but the scars are ever-present, bleeding into his present life, coloring his existence. When “Asia Redmond” shows up at Caleb’s doorstep, out of the blue, one year later, he, unknowingly, opens the door to a game of Russian Roulette, inviting humbling consequences. 

For The Love Of Christmas

November 2016

For The Love of Christmas follows Bryson, a devoted husband with a strong desire to have children, and Sunday, a once loving wife, who at some point has lost touch with peace, love and the gift of giving. But when a homeless family appears on their doorstep, bearing nothing but the true meaning of love, Sunday's heart is reacquainted with the vows that once held their marriage together.

Englewood The Growing Pains In Chicago

April 2011

Add News StorEnglewood examines the lives of three young men living in Englewood Chicago, united by the desire to survive senior year, but divided by their ways of life.y here

A Chance In The World

March 2017

Add News A Chance in the World is the unbelievable real-life story of Steve, a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience and vision. From the day he is five-years-old and dropped off at his foster home of the next eleven years, Steve is mentally and physically tortured by Betty (his foster mother), Willie (her husband) and his foster siblings. Desperate for a sense of family and belonging, Steve searches for his biological parents, but no one in the system can help him. No one can tell him why, with obvious African-American features, he has the last name of Klakowicz.Story here

Thea Camara: Rising Star In the Industry


Thea Camara is quickly becoming a sought-after commodity. She is well known for her performances with Illinois directors: Kimberly Conner with Jump In and Before I Do, Christopher Nolen’s 72 Hours, and The Hood, directed by Michael Lanus. In 2014, Thea interviewed Empire’s Terrence Howard, asking him pertinent questions about the entertainment industry. 

Faith…My Journey through ChiRaq By Thea Camara


It was one of the biggest audition of my career. I had 3 callbacks and was placed on “check avail”.  I felt really good about it but wasn’t sure. So, after about two weeks of waiting I finally get the call from my agent, only to hear these words, Thea, you’ve been released”

Interview with Terrance Howard

December 3rd 2014

by Thea Camara


Nikki Brown and I were invited to conduct an interview with Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard for “Empire TV Show on Fox on behalf of the Six Brown Chicks. After graciously accepting this noble task, we both found ourselves in awe of Howard, who showed poise, humility, and charisma. We asked Howard several questions during our allotted time; however, his answer to my last question is the one that really struck a chord with me. 


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