Lynette R. Freeman was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in East Cleveland, OH. She is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association, and an even prouder member of the Brown/Trinity Consortium MFA Class of 2009. She graduated from Brown University in 2005 with her B.A. in Africana Studies with a Focus in Performance. There, she was a member of both Fusion Dance Company and New Works World Traditions. At Brown, she was able to study dance in Mali, West Africa with District de Bamako and Ballet National du Mali; and again in Kingston, Jamaica at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Lynnette received the Brown University Watson Fine Arts Award for Dance.
Lynnette performed, and taught Dance and Acting in New York, for a year. She was a member of the Jamal Jackson Dance Company. Some of Lynnette's favorite roles at the Brown/Trinity Consortium include: Mrs. Thompson in The Strangler, Christa in Full Circle, Dionyza in Pericles, Gloria in Inked Baby, and Claire Zachanassian in The Visit. Lynnette also performed on the Trinity Rep Stage as Ruth in A Raisin in the Sun, and as an ensemble member in Paris By Night. Lynnette has recently choreoraphed for Rites and Reason Theater. She has performed in Andante with Pequeño Teatro de Danza. She is a teacher with Trinity Rep's Young Artists Summer Institute and a three-time Lotta Theatrical Fund Scholarship recipient.