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Isabel Quintero

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Isabel Quintero is an actor of theater, television, film and radio in Chicago. ​ She has appeared on a number of Chicago stages (Goodman, Steppenwolf, Porchlight) on television (The Chi, Chicago P.D.) and in  independent feature length and short films, (Holy Trinity, L.A.I.D: Life as It's Dealt, A Handful of Dirt, Lunch in Lima, Little Sparrow, Under the Skyway). She is a member of SAG-AFTRA/AEA. 

She self-produced the album La Osa Menor in 2015. It premiered at Steppenwolf's LookOut Series in May of 2019. 

In August of 2023 she wrote and performed a

two hour, epic storytelling journey, backed by six local

and international musicians, titled

La Osa Menor (or Ursa Minor /the Little Bear)

based on the making of the album and directed by Esteban Arevalo Ibanez. 


Fully bilingual, she had a busy career as a radio announcer in her early 20s, working in both English and Spanish in Miami, Chicago and Champagne-Urbana, (Mornings on Rock 107FM WPGU, Spanish Morning Drive on Romance 106.7FM, weekends on The Coast 97.3FM, production for AM 610 WIOD and as producer on WNUA 95.5FM with Ramsey Lewis). She has been voicing commercials for radio, television and other media since she was 12 years old.  

Her "singing debut" was with a Colombian folk chorus when she was seven years old. She studied voice briefly in college, singing in jazz and acapella groups, and enjoyed many years as a liturgical vocalist in Chicago and Miami. 

 Watch Isabel as 'Victoria' in the short film Lunch In Lima by Gail Gilbert/Cerise Films 

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