Greta Oglesby


AEA Member

Greta Oglesby

Emilia in The Comedy of Errors (Oct. 15–Nov. 2)

In four seasons at OSF: Gertrude in Hamlet; Aunt Ester in Gem of the Ocean; Antonia in The Tempest; Paulina in The Winter’s Tale; Antonia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

Other theatres: Caroline in Caroline, or Change, Mother Shaw in Crowns, The Burial at Thebes, The Amen Corner, The Sunshine Boys, Appomattox (Guthrie Theater); Madam C. J. Walker in Dreams of Sarah Breedlove (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Lena in A Raisin in the Sun (understudy, Royale Theatre, NYC); Maye and Mother in Dinah Was, Bertha in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Penumbra Theatre, Minneapolis); Aunt Ester in Gem of the Ocean, Sis Boxer in The Amen Corner (The Goodman Theatre, Chicago); Amen Corner (Huntington Theatre, Cambridge, MA). Other: Sang “Lot’s Wife” from Caroline, or Change at Lincoln Center. 

TV: Early Edition, Unsolved MysteriesFilm: Conversations with God, Passing Minds, Time Served, Four Way Stop, The Fugitive, My Life

Awards: Ivey Award (for Caroline, or Change); Joseph Jefferson Award, Best Actress in a Play; Black Theatre Alliance Award, Best Actress in a Musical. 

Education: B.A., Rust College, Holly Springs, MS.