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Deana Ricks | Artist Council

Deana is an L.A./Austin based actress originally from Oklahoma City where she started acting at the age of four. While in OKC, she performed in multiple stage productions and won Best Actress at the OKC Play Festival. In television, Deana had a recurring role in NBC’s Friday Night Lights, a pilot role on ABC’s My Generation and a co-star on Cartoon Network’s Incredible Crew.  Her work in indie film includes Searching for Sonny, An Ordinary Family and the Weinstein Company satire, Butter. Deana has studied improv and sketch performance/writing at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), Nerdist and iO West theaters in Los Angeles and The Institution Theater in Austin, TX. Since 2011, she has performed improv live at UCB, the Clubhouse Theater and The Sherry Theater, and sketch performance at the Nerdist stage in Hollywood. She believes everyone is funny, makes an awesome frozen margarita, thinks the classic Muppets were sent from heaven and loves college football.