Conrad “Connie” Reeder was born in Columbus, Ohio and earned a MFA in Film, Theater & Communication Arts at the University of New Orleans in 2008. She studied acting at HB Studio (Uta Hagen, Stephen Strimpell) in New York City and worked in Off-Broadway shows with John Cullum, David Keith, John Goodman and more. Reeder worked in the music industry as a singer/songwriter touring with John Denver and others around the world. Denver also recorded a song they wrote, “Thanks to You.”
Reeder worked as a singer/dancer at Opryland, USA, in “I Hear America Singing” and was a staff singer at Tree Publishing in Nashville before moving to New York. Her band, Fugitive Blonde, was signed to the Morocco Label on Motown and her band performed at venues in LA and Nashville. Her song, “I’m Blonde, He’s Black” charted on Alternative Radio stations in the early 90s.
Reeder started writing for periodicals in the 90s and recently published a book, Memory Clouds: Good Grief Bad Grief, which she wrote a year after her husband, 8-time Grammy Winner Roger Nichols, died in 2011.
Reeder is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity, NARAS, AFTRA, BMI and Sigma Alpha Iota. She is currently working on a doctorate in Mythological Studies with Depth Psychology at the Pacific Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.