Kira Hesser Cook lives, writes, and acts in Los Angeles. She is a native Chicagoan who enjoys old people, old places, and old things.

Kira spent her youth in the bro-ridden shadow of Wrigley Field, and made her first buck by selling advice to all the drunk Cubs fans that would have otherwise just peed in her front yard.

She got her start in acting by pointing at the TV at age 6 and saying “Mom, I want to be on that.” She performed in a Terry Kinney-directed Steppenwolf play at 8 years old, and was cast in Danny DeVito’s Matilda at age 11 to play the role of Hortensia, which is when she first learned about the magical and strange obsession Los Angeles has with donuts.

After finishing a Master’s in Modern Literature in London, she moved to Los Angeles to re-pursue acting and writing.

She has improv training from both Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade. She is the on-camera host for the national PBS travel series Islands Without Cars. She wrote, co-directed, and starred in the short film Immobile Home.