Member Profiles

Mariann Mayberry


Mariann Mayberry, May 1965 - August 2017

Mariann Mayberry was an ensemble member since 1993 and most recently appeared in Russian Transport, Good People (Joseph Jefferson Award for best actress in a principal role) and Grand Concourse. Steppenwolf credits include August: Osage Country (Chicago, Broadway, London and Sydney). Broadway credits also include One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Metamorphoses. Off-Broadway credits include Go Back To Where You Are (Playwright's Horizon); and The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci (Second Stage Theatre). Some other favorites include Argonautika (Lookingglass Theater Company); The Odyssey (Goodman Theatre); Hamlet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); and How I Learned to Drive (Northlight Theatre and Alliance Theatre). Television credits include Person Of Interest, Are We There Yet, Law & Order (C.I., Trial By Jury, SVU), Mercy, The Dave Chappelle Show and The Pennsylvania Miner's Story. Film credits include Dogman, The Company, War of the Worlds and Since You've Been Gone.

An ensemble member of 24 years, Mariann Mayberry passed away in August 2017 after a long, private battle with cancer. She left the world peacefully in the company of family and friends who love her deeply. We all dearly miss the powerful presence Mariann brought to our lives and the theatre. Her remarkable talent, humor, strength and bravery were a gift to all those who knew her or saw her on stage. We are so lucky to have had her in our Steppenwolf family. She was greatly loved.

In 2018, The Mariann Mayberry Award was announced to provide yearly cash gifts to candidates from Steppenwolf's staff. These gifts can be used for aide in pursuing creative endeavors or to help in facing life’s challenges or financial hardships. To learn more about The Mariann Mayberry Award or to donate toward the fund, click here

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Credits & Awards


Dogman, Dogman 2, Handsome Harry, Just Wright, No God No Master, The Company, Since You've Been Gone, Hole in the Wall, Life Sentence, Under the Influence


Broadway: August: Osage County, Metamorphoses, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Off-Broadway: Go Back To Where You Are (Playwright's Horizons), The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (Second Stage), Metamorphoses (Second Stage). Regional: The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Rep); The Odyssey( Goodman Theatre, McCarter/New Jersey, Seattle); Mirror of the Invisible World (Goodman Theatre), As You Like It, Hamlet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); How I Learned to Drive (Northlight Theater, Alliance Theatre); Argonautika, The Master and Margarita (Lookingglass Theatre); Proof (Virginia Stage Company); The Time of Your Life (Seattle and San Francisco Theatres) Phaedra Backwards (The McCarter)


Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Are We There Yet, Pennsylvania Miner’s Story, Law & Order: trial by Jury, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Delocated, The Dave Chappelle Show.

Member Profiles

Mariann Mayberry

Mariann  Mayberry