Allen Porterie (he/they) is an actor, singer, writer and scholar based in Austin, Texas. They are a third-year M.F.A. in Theatre candidate with a specialization in performance as public practice at The University of Texas at Austin. Porterie spent his formative years in Forney, Texas. He then went on to pursue a B.A. in English and Theatre at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. At Cornell, Porterie performed in a play nearly every semester and conducted research as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, as well as a summer research fellow at Louisiana State University and The University of Notre Dame. These experiences led Porterie to pursue being an artist-scholar. Post-graduation in 2020, Porterie began acting professionally in commercials, theatre and films. He recently completed filming on his first feature, Party O’Clock, directed by Joey LePage. New York: Jubilee 11213: The Keeping by Ebony Noelle Golden at Weeksville Heritage Center. Regional: Kinky Boots (Angel) at Uptown Players, Fire in Dreamland (Lance) at The Filigree Theatre, Bright Mother: An Invitation to Being and Public Property with Salvage Vanguard Theater. Porterie can be seen in national commercial campaigns and has been featured on The Late Late Show with James Corden. As an artist-scholar, Porterie is invested in cultivating safe spaces of vulnerability for Black men. Porterie is represented by Collier Talent.