Brenda Epperson

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Brenda Epperson is an American actress and singer. Epperson is best known for being the second actress to portray the character of Ashley Abbott on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.[1]


Her father, Don Epperson, was both a country singer and a co-star of Big Jake with John Wayne. After his sudden death in 1973, Brenda's mother, was left to raise two daughters.[2]

When Eileen Davidson decided to quit The Young and the Restless in 1988, Epperson was chosen to replace Davidson because they looked so similar to one another.[3] At the time, Epperson was working as a waitress with a caterer.[3]

After Brenda quit The Young & The Restless, Brenda then went on sign with Sony Tri/Star Music and was chosen as the opening act for Lionel Richie and toured Europe.

Epperson is a host on the UStream show, Actors-E Chat, where she interviews other celebrities. In October 2013, she began coordinating the Ascend Conference for women.[4] She married the producer and writer, Lorenzo Doumani, in 1994.[5]

In March 2013, she released a 3-song EP titled, "Take Time," on her own label which is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and CDBaby. That same year, Epperson joined the Board of Directors at Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio,[6] a non-profit record label founded by Emily Hibard and based in Los Angeles.



  1. ^ Passalacqua, Connie (February 4, 1995). "Soap Report". Lawrence Journal World. Retrieved March 21, 2016 – via Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Actress Brenda Epperson's Story of Brokenness". The 700 Club. CBN. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Hawkins, Kayla (December 16, 2014). "Why Did Eileen Davidson Leave 'The Young and the Restless' — Twice? The Answer Deserves Its Own Soap Opera". Bustle. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ LeClaire, Jennifer (September 26, 2014). "Freedom Fighters Rally Ladies to Do Something Great for God". Charisma News. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ McHugh, Jim (July 25, 1994). "One Night to Cherish". People. 42 (4): 95. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio Team". Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Amore! (1993)". The New York Times. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Storybook". VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever. Gale. 2008 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ Ryon, Ruth (August 9, 1998). "Smaller Home Would Be a 10". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ "'Day of Miracles' Will Be Telecast to Billions on Sept. 11". Westside Gazette. July 14, 2005. Retrieved March 21, 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 

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