Sheila Chalakee is a registered citizen of Muscogee Creek Nation. Her work has been featured on PBS, WEtv, E! Network, Amazon Prime, Univision, and FNX. She was the recipient of the SkinsFest TV Writers Fellowship in 2021 and touted as “making history and paving the way for accurate representation of Natives in the film and TV industries” by Cherokee Nation Film Office during Women’s History Month.
She has been featured internationally with Creative Manitoba and Indigenous Film Summit. She has performed sketch comedy, stand-up, theater and improvisation with various troupes appeared across America at world-famous venues. She received critical acclaim from The Chicago Reader as being "Among the Best."
Multiple collaborations with BuzzFeed, YouTube, and Google included diversity consulting for Native American content, which lead to well-received press from The Huffington Post, Nylon Magazine, and international outlets like CTV Nightly News in Vancouver. She has a BA in theater and creative non-fiction from Columbia College Chicago, a certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Yale School of Management, and has a Master of Legal Studies from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.