Ingrid Cornell is an American actress currently living in New York City, formerly of Washington, DC. She had a recurring role in the first season of The Wire as security guard Nakeesha Lyles.


Cornell dedicates all of her time to acting, teaching, writing, and directing. She has been in various theatrical productions throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. She has also performed in films and industrial shorts. She is also an accomplished playwright, having produced her own play (Uncommon Friends in Reckoning) at the National Theater while making her debut as a director. She directed a production of Albertine in Five Times with the St. Marks players. Ms. Cornell was educated at Howard University as a Marketing and Communications major. She has studied acting at the Studio Theater Acting Conservatory, The Shakespeare Theater, and The British American Drama Academy at Oxford University. Ingrid has taught Acting for the Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts, Blessed Sacrament Middle School, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Boys & Girls Club #10 of Washington, DC, as well as providing private coaching for adults. She is also featured in the film The Least of These, which played at the 2008 DC film festival.


Guest star

Season 1 credits
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"


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