Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, LaNisa Renee Frederick honed her craft in Chicago, working and training as an improv and sketch artist at Second City Chicago; and performing at the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Steppenwolf. She is the co-creator of Hashtag Booked whose viral sketches have received acclaim from outlets including Forbes, Playbill, and Essence Magazine. A prolific voiceover artist, LaNisa has voiced video games, including and most notably “Syd” the first black woman to be a major playable character in Call of Duty. She is a recurring VO artist with several animations on outlets such as Dreamworks and Nickelodeon. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and the University of Essex (England). And has also studied with Amy Morton and K. Todd Freeman at The School of Steppenwolf co-created by Jeff Perry.