Ty Olwin has had a busy and successful career since he graduated from CCM with a BFA in Drama in 2013. He has appeared in plays, television shows, and will soon co-star with actress Kristen Stewart in Personal Shopper, an international film about a ghost story that takes place in the fashion underworld of Paris.
Personal Shopper is set to appear in the Cannes Film Festival in France May 11-22. Olwin, 25, was cast to play Stewart’s boyfriend, Gary, in the film. The film reunites Stewart with French Director, Oliver Assayas — the two worked together in Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria (2014). Stewart became the first American actress to win a Cesar award for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria, which went on to receive five additional Ceasar nominations.
Olwin is a Chicago-based actor who has made his mark in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s productions of Lord of the Flies, East of Eden and Russian Transport. He has also appeared in Brilliant Adventures at Steep Theatre Company, Season on the Line at The House Theatre of Chicago, and the Raven Theatre’s production of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carre. In addition, Ty has landed guest starring roles on Crisis and Chicago Fire on NBC.
While enrolled at CCM, Olwin was recognized by the League of Cincinnati Theatres with an award for Leading Actor in a Play for his role in the conservatory’s production of Coram Boy. As a sophomore, he earned an Acclaim Award nomination for his role in CCM’s production of Red Light Winter. Olwin’s other CCM credits include The Three Sisters, Picnic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Time of Your Life.
Most recently, he has worked with playwright Rebecca Gilman and Director Robert Falls in a new play Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976, which will run from May 21- June 19 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. The play examines workers’ rights and the effects of big business on small town lives.