Actor Terra Wellington

Terra Wellington is known for her portrayals of sophisticated women in uncertain, vulnerable situations. Her work includes award-winning independent films and network television.

Chicago / New York / Los Angeles

Terra’s actor talents have been cultivated through extensive performing and training in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Growing up in a Chicago suburb, she presented works in highly competitive state-wide speech, music, and drama events. Later, she performed at Second City-Los Angeles, presented on live television in New York, and studied acting with acclaimed teachers in Los Angeles. These teachers include Meisner Teacher Wayne Dvorak, long-form improv with Merilyn Carney, comedy with Annie Grindlay, classical acting with Yale Drama Instructor Gregory Berger-Sobeck, and scene study with Craig Wallace.

Additionally, she has worked on stage material from the greats, including Lanford Wilson, Gina Gionfriddo, Lynn Nottage, Joanna Murray-Smith, Tennessee Williams, William Mastrosimone, Maxim Gorky, John Patrick Shanley, and Anton Chekhov.


Her credits include over 100 titles and programs. These range from indie films, network television, television pilots, and feature films. And they also include the long-standing work of actor Terra Wellington on live morning television.

Notable roles include the William Faulkner feature film adaptation, Mississippi Requiem, starring Topher Grace and Amy Smart. Terra has also starred on CBS’ Criminal Minds. And she has been a series regular on the family medical drama pilot Rx.

Her performer work has included drama, sci-fi, dark comedy, film noir, and dystopian fantasy. Further, on the film Goodbye she worked with two Great Pyrenees dogs as co-performers in the dead of summer heat (lots of lint rollers!). And for Three Hundred Days, Terra spent a week in the desert high country in a dusty blue jumpsuit and no makeup (divine).


Actor Terra Wellington