To know Brionna Renée Jenkins is to know passion, purpose and personality. The actress and writer is the gift of wittiness and spunk wrapped in a stylish box hailing from Queens, New York. Honing her craft from the time she touched the stage at the tender age of three-years-old reciting Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’ she quickly realized, “she didn’t choose acting, acting chose her.”
Accepting that divine assignment the thespian took to her studies with training including Meisner technique at Ted Bardy Studios in NYC, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Tasha Smith Actor’s Workshop (Chubbuck Technique) as well as the Stanislavski Method, Laban, and Alexander technique during her time at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has been able to apply all of the aforementioned to the independent projects and stage productions she brings to life.
Most recently she can be seen as Pam, the spiritually grounded voice of reason, in the award winning quirky comedy Prospect Park about Pam and her two best friends navigating life in the namesake neighborhood of NYC. Some of her handpicked career highlights include portraying activist Afeni Shakur in Black Panther Women a stage production chronicling the often overlooked contributions of the Party’s women and the personal challenges they faced within the organization, Tulipop where she lends her voice to the outspoken animated character Miss Maddy and short film Tell (currently in post-production) that follows a young woman reclaiming her story as she heals from childhood trauma written, directed and starring Jenkins herself.
When not acting, she is always allowing life and humanity to inspire her next work of art. Her work in both wellness and the arts has inspired her newest project Yoga Artistry where she helps other artists use yoga as a bridge between their physical bodies and their body of work – assisting them to discover maximum self-awareness to best use their instruments to carry out their artistic genius. Bri Renée uses every personal and professional life experience as a chance to grow knowing that when we are better, the world gets a little better.