Charissa J. Adams is an LA and Seattle based actor, known for Grimm, Leverage, and Fractured Shakespeare.


Born in the house where she grew up just outside of Seattle, WA; she graduated from high school in Madrid, Spain; met her husband while living in Prague, Czech Republic; and although she’s never lived in Colorado, she is a huge Broncos fan, thanks to her college roommate.

In Seattle, Charissa has performed regionally for Taproot Theatre Company and Seattle Shakespeare Company in Seattle, as well as in each of the NYC, Seattle, and Los Angeles Fringe Festivals. One of the highlights of her professional career was touring internationally with educational theatre companies; one in Prague, Czech Republic, and the other around the Pacific Northwest. Her TV credits include Grimm and Leverage, as well as many short and feature length films. Following a life-long passion for Shakespeare, Charissa has created Fractured Shakespeare, which recontextualizes the words of the bard to find new meaning by producing new works from the age-old text.

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