Originally from Iowa, Celeste Pechous moved to Chicago to study improvisation after graduating from Clarke University. She has worked around the world in some of the most distinguished improv theaters. An alumna of the Second City Chicago, she has trained and performed at the Second City, iO, and The Annoyance Theater. Pechous was awarded the Outstanding Performance from The Snake Valley Film Festival for her work in the dark-comedy short, Past Due, based on her short story. Pechous resides in Los Angeles.