(Black PR Wire) Quinta Brunson is a writer, producer, actress, and comedian. Brunson gained prominence for her self-produced Instagram series Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date. After growing much popularity from her Instagram series and becoming a viral meme, Brunson wrote her debut memoir She Memes Well. The collection of personal yet funny essays described the struggle of trying to make it, staying true to your roots and redefining humor online. She went on to produce and act in content for BuzzFeed Video, and developed two streaming series with BuzzFeed Motion Pictures.
She is the creator, executive producer, writer, and star of the ABC comedy series Abbott Elementary (2021– present). At the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, she became the first Black woman to be nominated three times in the comedy category, receiving nominations for: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (which she won), Outstanding Comedy Series (as an executive producer), and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Brunson was placed on the Time 100 Most Influential People of 2022 list. She continued to showcase her remarkable talents with Abbott Elementary and received her first major acting award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series at the 2023 Golden Globes. Brunson also racked in nine nominations for the hit series at the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards.
Brunson was born and raised in West Philadelphia. She has acted in the series iZombie, Single Parents, and Miracle Workers; provided voice work for Lazor Wulf and Magical Girl Friendship Squad; and starred in the first season of the HBO sketch comedy series, A Black Lady Sketch Show