Hey y'all! I'm a NY based actor but a Memphis native who bleeds BBQ sauce. I graduated from Howard University with a BFA in Acting. After graduation I acted professionally in DC at Studio Theatre, Arena Stage, Everyman Theatre, Signature Theatre, and more. When I'm not acting, I am an avid writer, musician, and basketball fan. My solo show White-ish premiered at the Atlas Intersections Festival and later in Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC. I was the lyrist/composer for The Vanguard: The Musical and a quarterfinalist for The Austin Film Festival and BlueCat Screenplay Competition for my short film Strange Fruit. Go Grizz!
Crumbs from the Table of Joy at Everyman Theatre
Dir. Reginald Douglas
"...Staples's Sara is a highlight."
"...Staples, a consistently outstanding performer on the D.C. theater scene who's marvelous here."
“Deidre Staples is excellent as Earl’s younger sister, Carmen.” Review of Good Bones, The Washington Post
“Deidre Staples as the character of Carmen (sister to Earl) was a delight in her role...Ms. Staples' character seemed to be a calming presence who looked for ways to help others.”Review of Good Bones, Broadway World
“Staples gives an infectious uplift to Dyfan’s coming-of-age account.” Review of My Body, No Choice, The Washington Post
Deidre Staples “shines brightly from the moment she speaks.” Review of John Proctor is the Villain, The Georgetown Dish