Sheila Chalakee, a citizen of Muscogee-Creek Nation, is a producer, comedian and writer whose work has been seen on PBS, WEtv, E! Network, Univision, FNX, and most recently, Amazon Prime. She was recently featured by Cherokee Nation Film office for women’s history month for “paving the way for accurate representation of Natives in the film and TV industries.” In each endeavor her collaborations with BuzzFeed, YouTube, and Google have collectively garnered over hundreds of millions of views leading to positive press regarding Native issues from The Huffington Post, Nylon Magazine, and international news outlets like CTV Nightly News in Vancouver. Highlights include a thirty minute dark comedy television series from her fellowship with LA Skins Fest 2020, which is currently in pre-production.
Sheila received her BA from Columbia College Chicago where she majored in theater and minored in creative non-fiction/English. She continued to hone her passion for Indigenous advancement with a diversity and inclusion certification from Yale School of Management