Fine Arts Directory
Department(s) Fine Arts
Title(s) Middle School Theater Arts
Chris Ekholm, Lovett’s Middle School theater arts teacher, has been a professional actor for 20 years, performing in theater, film, television, commercials, radio voice-overs, training films, and live industrials. He won the 2005 Suzi Bass Award for Most Outstanding Actor for Atlanta theater and has appeared on many of Atlanta’s stages, including Alliance Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Horizon Theatre, True Colors Theatre Company, Jewish Theatre of the South, and Theatre in the Square, where he won four Jennie Awards. In addition, he has worked with such people as Steve Martin, John Lithgow, and Tyler Perry. Most recently, Mr. Ekholm has appeared in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne on TBS and a Georgia Lottery commercial. He also teaches and directs young people and adjudicates at the Georgia Theatre Conference and Shorter College. Mr. Ekholm is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild and has a bachelor of fine arts in acting from Florida State University.