Lori McClain was born in Toledo, OH and received her BFA in Acting from Wright State University. Right out of college, she toured the country as a singer in a Top 40 cover band, and then moved to Chicago.
In Chicago she joined Child's Play Touring Theatre, performing on and off-Broadway. She was a member of the National Touring Company of The Second City, and was honored to perform with them in Iraq and Kuwait as part of a USO tour in 2004.
She was a founding member of The WNEP Theater Foundation, with whom she wrote and performed in many productions; most notably, a musical entitled "The Wicked and the Sexed" (New City's 1997 Best Original Musical Production). You may have seen her improvise at "ComedySportz," and in "Blind Date," "Whose Chorus Line Is It Anyway?" (co-creator and director) and "Trois'.” She plays Patti Blagojevich in the Second City musical, "Rod Blagojevich: Superstar!" and Lori can also be heard as the vocalist for the jazz group, the Lori McClain Trio.