Sameena Mustafa is an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer. She has performed at Victory Gardens Biograph, iO, Stage 773, and Chicago Dramatists. A Northwestern University graduate, she studied at the Second City, Acting Studio Chicago, and Vagabond School of the Arts. In 2015, she co-founded Simmer Brown, a stand-up comedy collective, which has received praise for its diversity and successful run of shows from the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, WGN Radio, Redeye, Chicago Magazine and the Chicagoist. In addition to her creative work, she represents businesses and nonprofits as a commercial real estate broker and serves on the Sounding Board, an advisory board for Chicago Public Media (WBEZ/Vocalo).