Brie Eley is an actress and content creator from Sugar Land, Texas. 

A theater nerd at heart, she trained at Marymount Manhattan College and the BADA Midsummer at Oxford University program.  Upon graduation, she apprenticed at Actors Theatre of Louisville before performing regionally at The Kennedy Center and across stages in New York and the northeast. Done with the snow and tiny rooms, Brie made her way to LA for sunshine and closet space! She landed in West Hollywood and has been enjoying her assigned parking ever since. She quickly landed on dramatic gems Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds before shifting to more comedic work on camera in shows like Brooklyn 99, 2 Broke Girls and Champions. Her interest in digital sketches and branded series led to producing with AOL Studios and the creation of the all-female troupe 4Play Comedy LA.

She now blends the two appearing in a variety of commercials, independent film and television. She continues to act on-stage at spaces like Skylight Theater, Comedy Central Stage and A Noise Within while flexing her comedy chops as a creator. Her film Password Deals, about an ambitious street hustler, advanced to the finals of the NBC Short Cuts Festival, and her short Acceptance, which she co-wrote, produced and acted in, is now streaming through Viacom on BET! 

 

 

Take a trip to Bronx Bay, an all-black state formed after the second Civil War...

 

I had the pleasure of workshopping a new play by Rachel Lynett for Orlando Shakes Playfest 2020. This new play festival which has been produced since 1999, features all new works and a weeklong process to help writers advance their work and hear them outloud. In light of the pandemic, the festival moved online and welcomed audition submissions from artists across the country. 

I was invited to "appear" on the season 6 finale episode of One Broke Actress in the episode "Waiting for the Industry to Catch Up & How to be an Actor Ally." Led by host Sam Valentine, the entire OBA family worked to facilitate an honest  and engaging conversation. I was blessed to tape alongside the fierce and equally empowering Saudia Rashed!! 

The series recently celebrated their 100th episode, which is essentially a podcast lifetime. Congratulations! 

@onebrokeactress

 

The start of my shelter in place experience was actually energized by a few open call requests. Casting directors and studios could find new talent, and I had a way to focus my time keeping those actor muscles exercised other than binge watching for "research." Throw in a self-tapes and now, I have 4 new friends! I also did a number for zoom readings for groups like Pandemic Players, The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative and a fundraiser for Color of Change with IAMA Theater. 

 

The Younger Sister no one wants

The Soldier who knows where the bodies are buried

The Tech CEO who saves the day

The Quick-thinking Nurse who sees everything

© 2020 Brie Eley