Welker White has worked as an actor and educator for over 30 years.
As an actor, Welker has performed on and Off-Broadway, as well as at noted regional theaters, originating roles in plays by acclaimed playwrights Sam Shepard, Craig Lucas, John Patrick Shanley, David Ives, Howard Korder, Keith Reddin, Mac Wellman, Joanna Murray-Smith, and Lisa Kron, among others. Numerous film and television credits include work with directors Martin Scorsese, Peter Weir, Nora Ephron, Chris Rock, and Ryan Murphy as well as guest appearances on shows such as Sex and the City, multiple Law & Order episodes, Smash, and many made-for-television movies. Welker most recently completed her third Martin Scorsese movie, The Irishman, playing Josephine Hoffa opposite Al Pacino’s Jimmy Hoffa and Bad Education opposite Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.
Welker is on the acting faculty at Brooklyn College’s Graduate Acting Program, where she teaches acting for film, as well as having directed numerous productions for the theatre department. Additionally, Welker has guest taught or brought Screen Acting Intensives (through The Moving Frame, the company she formed with actor Damian Young) to many training programs and artistic communities both here and abroad including: NYU, Brown/Trinity, FSU/Asolo, Columbia, Drew University, Montclair State, Pace, Melbourne, Australia, and The Actors Center.
Welker attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, holds a Bachelor of Science in Theater Studies from CUNY (summa cum laude), and an MFA in directing from Brooklyn College. She has been awarded numerous academic grants and awards. She resides in Brooklyn with her family.