Calesha Murray, born July 22, 1987, professionally known as Bre-Z, is an American actress and rapper. She is well known for her roles as Tamia “Coop” Cooper in the American drama series All American and as Freda Gatz in Empire, which gave her fame in the movie industry.
|Full Name:||Calesha Murray|
|Date of Birth:||July 22, 1987|
|Place of Birth:||Wilmington, Delaware|
|State of Origin:||Delaware|
|Occupation:||Actress & Rapper|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
Early Life and Education
Bre-Z was born in Wilmington, Delaware, a place she had her upbringing.
When she was a baby, her grandmother gave her the name “Bre-Z” because she wouldn’t stop wailing until a window was closed, leading people to refer to her as “breezy”.
She discovered that Bre-Z wasn’t her real name when she started elementary school. She made the decision to study music in the sixth grade.
In 2005 Bre-Z graduated from high school graduation. She studied at Florida’s Winter Park campus of Full Sail University.
Bre-Z started cutting hair in 2008 after moving to Atlanta when her mother had a job there. Her grandpa, father, and mother are all barbers. She started cutting hair at the age of 10, having hails from a family of barbers.
She styled Akon and Ludacris’ hair while working as a barber. With just one dollar in her bank account, she made the trip to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue her ambition of becoming a singer.
Bre-Z started her music career at the age of 14, giving impromptu performances throughout Philadelphia. Until she started creating her own music, she would perform her brother’s rap tunes.
She first encountered Freeway of the Roc-A-Fella Records rap group State Property when she was 15 years old. Freeway put her in a studio where they collaborated on her debut single.
Bre-Z started co-writing songs with The Game, Dr. Dre, and Jennifer Lopez. At the age of 24, she relocated to Los Angeles to further her musical career.
Bre-Z was cast as Freda Gatz in 2015 film, Empire after securing an audition thanks to a barbershop connection.
Throughout her stay on the show, she made multiple appearances on the soundtrack, occasionally rapping original songs.
Bre-Z played Tamia “Coop” Cooper in the drama All American in 2018. Her efforts have been commended for helping the LGBTQ community overcome difficulties.
In 2015, she put out an EP under her own private label tiled The Grl. She went on to release another album titled Full Circle.
Bre-Z Net Worth
Bre-Z is a talented American rapper and actress who has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She is regarded as one of the talented and wealthy actresses.
- The Grl. (2018)
- Full Circle (2020)
Bre-Z has made it clear that she prefers to keep her love interests a secret when it comes to her sexuality. She stated in an interview, “I adore everyone. However, when it comes down to it, you have to keep something to yourself when you’re in the public spotlight, whether it be what’s under my clothes, what’s inside my house, or what’s in my bedroom. And that’s the only thing I decide to keep for myself.”
She resides in the Californian city of Los Angeles. Bre-Z proposed to fiancée Chris Amor in front of friends and family on March 16, 2021.
- Instagram: @brezofficial
- Twitter: @BREZOFFICIAL