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Quinta Brunson          

Emmy Award-Winning Creator of ABC's "Abbott Elementary;" Writer, Actress & Stand-Up Comedian

Quinta Brunson is a writer, actor, producer, and stand-up comedian from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania best known for creating and starring in the ABC sitcom "Abbott Elementary." Brunson’s first-ever TV series is a fictional show about teachers in the Philadelphia public school system, and it earned her a 2023 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series as well as an Emmy for Outstanding Writing the previous year.

Brunson started her journey at Second City in Chicago and has grown to amass over one million Facebook followers and hundreds of millions of video views across Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Prior to joining BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, Brunson created the series "The Girl Who’s Never Been on a Nice Date." The series went viral on YouTube and Instagram and was one of the first series to gain a huge, viral fan base on both social platforms.

Brunson was honored as a Just for Laughs New Face of Comedy and was hand-selected by Issa Rae and Jill Soloway for Forbes' 30 Under 30. She created, sold, executive produced, and starred in two premium streaming series, "Broke" for YouTube Red and "Up For Adoption" for Verizon Go90. She also added author to her growing list of accomplishments with "She Memes Well." In this essay collection, Brunson applies her trademark humor and heart to discuss what it was like to go from a girl who loved the World Wide Web to a woman whose face launched a thousand memes.


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