Cheray O'Neal makes her directorial debut with two short films she wrote and produced, 'Breathe' and 'If I Can't Breathe' on the festival circuit.  

An award-winning writer/actor/producer starring in the film ‘Weep not’; Winner of the ‘Audience Choice Award’ at Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase 2021 alongside legendary thespian Beverly Todd, and a Two Time NAACP Theater Nominee for Acting and Writing of her solo play ‘Journey This’ ,  Cheray O'Neal  story tells hope beyond trauma and the resilience of the human spirit. 

 

She can be seen in the highly acclaimed film 'H4', produced by Harry LennixMark Pellington's directed documentary'Honesty'

and Kathleen Quinlan's comedy film 'Fixer upper'.  

She is a proud member of The LAByrinth Theater Company and equally proud to include activist in her self created repertoire. Having traveled internationally facilitating  Born; a poetic theatre fundraising workshop for young girls, 'Heart story' an immersive creative writing workshop  (College) , and soon Senior2Senior,  a trans-generational companionship adventure coming to a high school near you. Cheray's mission to uplift, inspire and heal is paramount.  She believes "creative outlets are the venue for self love, speaking truth to power, healing the masses, and providing voice to the under served, all the while inspiring change.  Pain and joy literally starts and stops with you "- Cheray O'Neal

 

 

  

@Lee Cherry

2010 - present

2010 - present

Film

FIXER UPPER                            FAITH                                      KATHLEEN QUINLAN  

 

SICK FUCK                                WAITRESS                              ROB HAFFEY 

 

WEEP NOT                                JOURNEY                              LENORE THOMAS DOUGLAS  

 

THIS LAND                                 MRS. WASHINGTON        MICHAEL  ALOYAN 

 

ANGEL                                         MARSI                                    PHIL EULING 

 

ALMOST 30                                 ORIANNA                            MATTHEW A CHERRY 

 

HONESTY                                    MOURNER                         MARK PELLINGTON


H4                                                   MESSENGER                      PAUL QUINN


THE ZODIAC SHOW                LEAD/POET                        CARMIT BACHAR/LEE CHERRY 

 

FREE                                              CHAYZIE                              ANDREW AVERY           

 

GIRLTALK                                     LEAD/TRACEY                   STACEY  L  HOLMAN


AFTERMATH                               LEAD/KAREN                    JAISON GREENE

 

RAW AS YOU WANNA BE    LEAD/CASSIE                     BURT LEFLORE

 

CARLITO'S WAY                       FEATURED EXTRA           BRIAN DE PALMA

 

MURDER MAGIC                    SARA                                     WENDELL WILLIAMS

Theater

JOURNEY THIS                        SOLO SHOW                     THE LOUNGE THEATRE

 

NAACP  IMAGE AWARDS    POET                                   BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL

 

THE SILENCE IS BROKEN    MAMAZUN                       THE SABAN THEATER

 
AMERICAN DREAMS            LATASHA HARLINS       THE PUBLIC THEATER, NYC


CROSSIN OVAH                     MAX                                    SAMUEL BECKETT THEATER, NYC


QUEEN LATINA                       SHADY CHAYZIE           HERE THEATER

 

BLACK GIRL                              NETTA                                NEW FEDERAL THEATER

 

THE RESTING PLACE             KATRINA                          29TH STREET REPERTORY

 

EVERYBODY'S SECRET         YOLANDA                       C.A.T. AT NYU

Commercials

WALMART                                  CUSTOMER                     SAATCHI & SAATCHI

 

DIRECT TV                                 STORE CLERK                 TOM KUNTZ                                                         

 

BANK OF AMERICA             WOODSTOCK LADY    ANDREW DOUGLAS

 

FORD FLEX                              HERO                                 ANDREW DOUGLAS

 

TACO BELL                              WOMAN                             DRAFTFCB

 

HYUNDAI                                 HERO                                  WES ANDERSON    


SEARS                                       MOM                                   TENNEY FAIRCHILD


CELLULAR ONE                   ASSOCIATE                       GSD&M

                                      

Training & Workshops

THE ACTORS STUDIO        ARTHUR PENN  FRANK CORSARO

 

AFI CONSERVATORY       WILL WALLACE


MEISNER TECHNIQUE     KATHRYN GATELY


ON CAMERA                        JUDY HENDERSON/JOAN DINCESSO


SCENE STUDY                     MICHAEL SHURTLEFF

 

QUICK STUDY, IMPROVISATION, SPOKEN WORD ARTIST, SPANSH CONVERSATIONAL, PERSONAL TRAINER, BASKETBALL, POOL PLAYER, ROLLERBLADER/SKATER, SPRINTER, BIKRAM YOGA PRACTIONER 

 

 *MEMBER OF THE LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY OF NYC