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Height: 5’4”
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Brown
Vocal Range: C3 to C6
Pronouns: She/Her

About Me

After a ten year hiatus from theater to have my three remarkably beautiful children (not that I am biased), it was time to dive back into the theater world. What I found was that I am a decidedly fuller and more complete human being when I am performing.  And I’m kind of funny . . . I had forgotten all about that! I decided to trust the path and trust that if I put my creative energy out in the world, I will land exactly where I am supposed to.

So, my time has been spent developing and growing my craft, taking classes with absurdly talented teachers, auditioning, performing beautiful roles such as Fiona in Brigadoon (I will always miss being her), the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (didn’t end so well with the whole crushed by a tree thing), understudying Sarah Goldman in Beau Jest (I REALLY had to stretch my ability to portray an anxious, slightly neurotic Jewish girl trying to please everyone), and multiple animals in Theater for Young Audiences. For a complete list of all of the roles I have played, the fabulous teachers with whom I have had the honor of studying, and other super random stuff about me (did you know I have my Masters Degree in Social Work?), please click the RESUME bottom on the left (or above if you're on your phone).

In addition to theater, I decided to dip my toe in the Chicago stand-up comedy circuit. Why? Because life is full of funny stuff and it is important to laugh at our shared and unshared experiences with other humans. I am determined to try the things that scare me and stand-up can be terrifying! I can be met with blank stares by people not interested in the musings of a suburban wife and mother re-turned actor. You know what? More often, I am met with laughs and nods and appreciation for someone who is open to finding the funny in the messy, the laughs in the tears, and the ridiculous in the chaos. Mostly, people really like that my standard poodle, Leo, looks more like me than my children . . . who ALSO look a lot like me, so that speaks volumes about my dog . . . or volumes about my hair.

Other than theater, I love to hike with my family, spend as much time in the mountains as humanly possible (which is obviously why living in Chicago makes so much sense?), exercise, laugh with friends, see as much theater as I can, and collect mugs that make me think of the people, places, and memories that fill my cup (see what I did there?). I could never have started down this beautiful and winding road without all of the love and support of my family and friends. 


Read all the nice things people have said about me.

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"Aimee Kleiman is a charming, open, creative, intelligent and passionate actor, with an extremely strong work ethic."

Acting Studio Chicago
Jane Tate in It Runs in the Family

"As the heartlet from his past, Aimee Kleiman is delightful. She still has the beauty that stirred Dr. Mortimore 18 years ago, plus the character strength that comes from raising a child on your own your whole life. Kleiman’s somewhat questionable wails of anguish over bad news are a highlight of the play."

Life and Times of Rikki Lee Travolta
Jane Tate in It Runs in the Family

"Aimee Kleiman is the former nurse/current mother Jane Tate, and she has got the comedic chops down pat."

Splash Magazines
Jane Tate in It Runs in the Family

"Aimee Kleiman, as Jane Tate, is both an attractive woman completely in charge and an unwitting victim of a man’s world. Every so often a moment of empathy creeps into Cooney’s plays, and with former Nurse Tate the audience sometimes feels for her situation as an unmarried mother trying to make things right again."

Chicago Theatre Review

Where to See Me

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Conversations About an Empty Suit

Role: Abby
Director: Judy Blue
Location: Three Brothers Theatre: 115 N. Genesee St, Waukegan, IL
Dates: March 13-April 4, 2020
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Parental Advisory with Lia Berman

So thrilled to be back on Lia’s podcast. This time we discuss Thanksgiving with big families, dust mite allergies, anxiety meds, and gratitude (not for the dust mites)
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Parental Advisory with Lia Berman

My first podcast guest spot! We laughed, we talked parenting, theater, Jewish geography, and I wore a headset on an amazingly good hair day, so you should listen!
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My Marvel Journey

February 13, 2021

What began as a project to find more shared interests with my twelve year old son became a journey of community, connection, and self-reflection well beyond anything I could have imagined. I mean, they were just super hero movies, right? I figured I would watch maybe one movie each week. With 23 movies to watch, …

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Am I on the right path? A day of self-reflection and a terrible sense of direction.

August 24, 2020

I am pretty much the textbook definition of an extrovert: I get my energy from others, I thrive around people, and I rarely want to be alone. I joke with my friends that I would have coffee with a serial killer if it meant not being by myself. So, given that information, when I have …

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Hey! Guess what? I’m 40!

August 20, 2020

You know what happened? I blinked and I was 40 on August 3, 2020. A friend asked me the day before my birthday if I felt forty. I thought about it and said, “Well, I’m forty and I feel like this…I feel amazing…so I guess I feel forty.” I think what he was really asking …

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