Longtime homemaker and stay-at-home mom now eager to reinvent herself. Born and raised in Hinsdale, Illinois. Earned a B.S. in Marketing from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 52 years old.
Has led a fairly sheltered and privileged life. Exceedingly well-intentioned, if at times clueless. Not terribly self-examined in terms of her own prejudices and biases, yet more intelligent and pragmatic than she lets on. Mindful of how much she has sacrificed for her husband and kids and extremely proud of her family, but somewhat disappointed in herself. Probably has a drinking problem (unacknowledged) and goes through her days with a bit of a buzz. Typically seen with a martini glass in hand.
Rengin Altay (Emily Baker) was recently seen in: Women At War (Rivendell Theatre), Awake and Sing (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Prelude to a Kiss (Wellington Theater); Gypsy, Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Float (About Face Theatre); Cat Feet (Northlight Theatre); Necessary Targets, Zorba (Apple Tree Theatre); The Vagina Monologues (Apollo Theater Chicago); Mom’s the Word (Royal George Theatre and Metropolis Performing Arts Centre); Long Day’s Journey into Night (Irish Repertory and Galway Arts Festival); A Little Night Music, The Iceman Cometh, A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); work with Victory Gardens Theater, Wisdom Bridge Theatre and Court Theatre; and numerous productions with The Bernie Sahlins Players. Regional credits include: Northeast Local (Trinity Repertory Company); As You Like It (Huntington Theatre); All My Sons, You Can’t Take It with You (Peninsula Players); and Arms and the Man (Madison Repertory Theatre). Film credits include Light It Up, A Piece of Eden, Crush and Stranger than Fiction. Television and voiceover credits include: Chicago Fire, Sirens, E.R., Early Edition, Cupid, The Human Factor and Yeesha in the Myst computer-game series.