Deirdre Manning is a New York-based actor and occasionally, a New York-based human as well.
Actor. Writer. Improvisor. Singer. Comedian. Puppy Kisser.
Deirdre Manning was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Oviedo, Florida. Now she lives in NYC and does a lot of improv comedy. So much fecking comedy.
Deirdre’s got the performing bug from the theatre, as many suburban children do. She attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and graduated with honors with her BFA in Musical Theatre and minors in Environmental Science and Dance. Deirdre spent the year following graduation as an Acting Apprentice at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. She has trained extensively at Upright Citizens Brigade in long-form improv and currently is a part of the Academy and theiir work-study program. She is a very proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Deirdre also loves to write and direct. She’s wicked “sm-aht”, as they say in Boston, so that helps. One of her favorite writing projects is Sharknami: The Musical?, for which she wrote the lyrics and it made its world premiere at the Orlando International Fringe Festival in 2014. She also co-created, produced and starred in an original YouTube web series, The Short Life of Diane Hunte, which debuted in March 2019.
Deirdre is grateful for her Mum and Dad, who have (relatively) calmly supported her through the craziness. Deirdre is a big fan of her twin brother, Joseph, who is in Boston saving the world from environmental destruction. In her free time, Deirdre enjoys cooking, baking and mostly, eating. She also likes reading, hiking, campaigning for non-profits, particularly dog related, and of course, Netflix-ing. She is a millenial, after all.