Cindy Caponera, a native Chicagoan, has built an impressive career as an actress and writer. She started at the Second City Theater in Chicago where she performed in the National Touring Company, The E.T.C. and Main Stage. As well as many other local plays including, the critically acclaimed performances in Eugene O'Neil's Before Breakfast/Hughie at the Royal George Theater, and Maria Irene Fornes’ Mud at the Chicago Actors’ Project.
Her first solo show, Against the Grain, debuted in Chicago to rave reviews. Followed by the critically acclaimed The Debutante Ball which played in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, and was produced for Oxygen Network’s Life Out Loud series. Cookies and Booze, her third solo show, has been seen at the HBO Workshop Stage and the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles.
Her many television writing/producing credits shows including: NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Showtime’s Shameless and Nurse Jackie.
Other writing credits include: Comedy Central’s Exit 57, starring Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris, and Strangers with Candy (guest writer). ABC’s Norm, TBS’s My Boys, Lifetime’s Sherri. Cindy has also developed comedies for HBO, FOX, Showtime, and CBS.
Her television acting credits include, Sherri, Thick and Thin, Curb Your Enthusiasm, That 70’s Show, SNL and Exit 57.
Fans can find her performing at locales like UnCabaret, Say The Word, Skirball, and The Sit and Spin. She just released her first book of essays titled "I Triggered Her Bully", a series of tiny memoirs that span her childhood growing up on the south side of Chicago, and writing and performing in New York and Hollywood.