Claire Kander is a Midwestern gal with intense passion for acting, music, adventure, animals, forests and rivers. Born and raised in a small town in rural Michigan, performance has been an essential part of her life since she was a tiny child. She was a founding member of Michigan Youth Theater with whom she toured educational shows to schools and festivals around the state for a decade. She has worked on many independent film projects, and has been seen with various reputable Chicago theaters including Goodman Theatre, Raven Theatre Company, New Leaf Theatre, Collaboraction, and Lifeline Theatre. She is a member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA and has great enthusiasm for working both in front of the camera and in the voice over world. She is represented by NV Talent for on-camera and Grossman & Jack Talent for VO.

Kander is also a singer/songwriter and musician. She plays guitar, harmonica, ukulele and synth. She co-founded the band Scuttlebuggs (, which tours around the country and recently toured Japan. They have four releases streaming on Spotify and are currently recording their fifth. Kander has also traveled extensively, from living in a van while exploring America (, to working at a wildlife rescue center for a month in Costa Rica. 

Her best friend is a spitz-mix from the Chicago streets named Yoshi. He is fiercely emotionally intelligent and complex and she has decided he will never die.