Quinta Brunson

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Quinta Brunson
Born (1989-12-21) December 21, 1989 (age 29)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation
  • Comedian
  • writer
  • producer
Years active2014–present

Quinta Brunson (born December 21, 1989)[1] 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.[2][3] A pilot she co-produced with Larry Wilmore and Jermaine Fowler is currently in development at CBS.[4] In 2019, Brunson began starring in the HBO sketch comedy series A Black Lady Sketch Show.[5]

Early life[edit]

Brunson was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[6] She attended Temple University before dropping out to pursue a career in comedy.[7]

Career[edit]

Brunson garnered fans online by posting comedic videos to her Instagram in 2014.[8] In particular, her Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date series went viral and grew her digital fanbase.[8][9][1] She then worked as a video producer for BuzzFeedVideo after first freelancing for the company.[10] Her videos primarily focused on problems experienced by twentysomethings.[11]

In 2016, Brunson sold two web series as a development partner with BuzzFeed Motion Pictures:[12] one scripted comedy called Broke for Youtube Red, which she wrote, produced, and starred in;[2][13] the second was called Up for Adoption, and was produced by Verizon's go90 video platform, which she also starred in.[9] Brunson's performance in Broke was nominated for Best Acting in a Comedy at the Streamy Awards in 2017.[14]

Brunson left Buzzfeed in 2018.[1] Shortly after, she co-starred in a CW pilot called The End of the World as We Know It, her first network pilot.[3] 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.[7][1]

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.[4] The pilot is called Quinta & Jermaine, and Fowler and Brunson will also star as longtime friends who must deal with an unplanned pregnancy.

In 2019, she appeared as Dr. Charli Collier on the supernatural comedy-drama series iZombie.[15] She also voiced multiple characters in the animated series Lazor Wulf.[citation needed]

On May 25, 2019, it was announced that Brunson will co-star in the HBO sketch comedy series A Black Lady Sketch Show, alongside Robin Thede, Gabrielle Dennis, and Ashley Nicole Black.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Quinta Birthday Tweet". Okayplayer. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  2. ^ a b "Quinta Brunson". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (2018-02-21). "'The End Of The World As We Know It': Quinta Brunson To Star In CW Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  4. ^ a b Otterson, Joe; Otterson, Joe (2018-10-04). "Jermaine Fowler, Quinta Brunson, Larry Wilmore Team for Multi-Cam Comedy at CBS". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  5. ^ www.vulture.com https://www.vulture.com/2019/08/robin-thede-a-black-lady-sketch-show-hbo-interview.html. Retrieved 2019-08-03. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "JET Chats It Up With Comedian Quinta Brunson - JetMag.com". www.jetmag.com. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  7. ^ a b "Quinta Brunson explains it all". espnW. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  8. ^ a b "Why Quinta Brunson Isn't Afraid To Stand Out". The FADER. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  9. ^ a b "Quinta Brunson Internet Comedian". Essence. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  10. ^ Hamedy, Saba. "BuzzFeed's Quinta Brunson makes YouTube Red debut with 'Broke'". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  11. ^ "BuzzFeed Star Quinta Brunson Sees the Comedy in Being Broke". Vogue. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  12. ^ "BuzzFeed Motion Pictures Sells Two Quinta Brunson Series". www.thewrap.com. 2016-09-07. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  13. ^ Dry, Jude; Dry, Jude (2016-10-07). "Quinta Brunson's 'Broke' Celebrates Black Friendship, Brings The Buzzfeed Touch To YouTube Red". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  14. ^ "Vlogger Casey Neistat, Web Series 'Mr. Student Body President' Lead Nominations for 2017 Streamys". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  15. ^ Ferguson, LaToya. "iZombie returns for its final season, not with a figurative bang but instead with… no brain?". AV Club. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  16. ^ Ewing, Aliya Semper. "A Black Lady Sketch Show Reveals a Cast Ready to Make You Laugh". The Grapevine. Retrieved 2019-06-15.

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