LaCole Purley (she/her) was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 2001 and raised in the Riverview and Florissant neighborhoods of St. Louis. Purley attended McCluer North High School, where she graduated as valedictorian in 2020. While in high school, Purley was involved with Special Olympics, marching band, the theater department, and schoolwide announcements. In performing on stage at school, Purley realized her passion for the performing arts. At the end of her senior year, Purley was promoted to manager at Smoothie King and became a business owner with the Super App for Life Leadership. She juggled all of this, as well as the Coronavirus becoming a worldwide pandemic and causing McCluer High School to shut down. It was from then that she realized she wanted to go into voiceover work, while all of the theaters were closed. In the Fall of 2020, she entered into Columbia College Chicago with a major in radio and a concentration in voiceover. Puley currently lives with her grandmother and is continuing her studies from home through virtual learning.
Columbia College Chicago
COVID-19, pandemic, Chicago, Illinois, United States, coronavirus
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