|Born||December 21, 1989|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Quinta Brunson (born December 21, 1989) is an American writer, producer, comedian, and actress. She is best known for producing and acting in BuzzFeed Video content and the series Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date. A pilot she co-produced with Larry Wilmore and Jermaine Fowler is currently in development at CBS. In 2019, Brunson began starring in the HBO sketch comedy series A Black Lady Sketch Show.
Brunson garnered fans online by posting comedic videos to her Instagram in 2014. In particular, her Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date series went viral and grew her digital fanbase. She then worked as a video producer for BuzzFeedVideo after first freelancing for the company. Her videos primarily focused on problems experienced by twentysomethings.
In 2016, Brunson sold two web series as a development partner with BuzzFeed Motion Pictures: one scripted comedy called Broke for Youtube Red, which she wrote, produced, and starred in; the second was called Up for Adoption, and was produced by Verizon's go90 video platform, which she also starred in. Brunson's performance in Broke was nominated for Best Acting in a Comedy at the Streamy Awards in 2017.
Brunson left Buzzfeed in 2018. Shortly after, she co-starred in a CW pilot called The End of the World as We Know It, her first network pilot. The show was not picked up by the network. She also wrote and produced a series called Quinta vs. Everything that streams on Facebook Watch.
On October 4, 2018, it was announced that a pilot co-produced by Brunson, Larry Wilmore, and Jermaine Fowler will be developed by CBS into a multi-cam comedy. The pilot is called Quinta & Jermaine, and Fowler and Brunson will also star as longtime friends who must deal with an unplanned pregnancy.
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