Calesha “Bre-Z” Murray is an American actress and rapper who is best known for her roles as Tamia “Coop” Cooper in the American drama series All American and as Freda Gatz in Empire.
Bre-Z completed his high school education in 2005. In Winter Park, Florida, she attended Full Sail University. Bre-Z moved to Atlanta in 2008 after her mother found work there, and she began cutting hair to supplement her income. She cut hair for Akon and Ludacris while working as a barber. In 2014, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a musician with only one dollar in her bank account.
Bre-Z is 34 years old as of 2021. She was born Calesha Murray on July 22, 1987, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Bre Z stands at a height of 5 feet 1 inch (154.9 cm).
Bre-Z’s grandmother gave her the nickname “Bre-Z” when she was a baby because she would not stop crying until a window was closed, so they called her “breezy.” When she started elementary school, she discovered it wasn’t her real name. She had short hair as a child, and people frequently mistook her for a boy. Her mother was a member of the entertainment industry.
Bre-Z has stated that she wishes to keep her romantic interests private when it comes to her sexuality. Bre-Z proposed to their girlfriend Chris Amor in front of friends and family on March 16, 2021.
Quick Facts About Bre-Z
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Bre-Z Net Worth
Bre-Z has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Bre-Z All American
Murray portrays Tamia Cooper in a starring role in All American. Spencer’s best friend since childhood is Coop. Coop is a driving force behind Spencer going to Beverly High because they grew up in South Crenshaw together, but it doesn’t come cheap because as her protector in life gets a new zip code, and she was gay, she’s forced to find someone – or something – closer to home to keep her safe.
Coop, a successful indie rapper, is ready to take her career to the next level. That, however, proves to be much easier said than done, as she is forced to deal with the ongoing fallout from the previous choices she made to keep herself and her loved ones safe in the neighborhood. Spencer gets into a fight in “Pilot” at South Crenshaw High School in order to protect his friend, Coop.
Coop has been spending time with Shawn, a neighborhood gang member, as revealed in “99 Problems.” Coop pursues a sexual relationship with Patience, a young churchgoer with a reputation. Coop is going through an identity crisis in “All We Got.” Patience, her girlfriend, becomes concerned when she begins to question her sexuality. Spencer is vehemently opposed to Coop and Shawn becoming friends.
Coop threatens to leave with Shawn, so Spencer backs down for the time being. During Chynna’s performance, gunshots ring out, and everyone panics. Shawn begins working for JP as an intern in “California Love.” Spencer and Chris are chastised by Coop for not having fun at the homecoming dance.
Spencer is dropped off in front of his Crenshaw home in a limousine in “Homecoming,” and he notices Coop sitting on the front steps. Spencer and Coop reflect on the events of their evenings: Spencer decided not to date Layla; Coop and Shawn got on Tyrone’s bad side when her plan to help Shawn backfired.
Bre-Z portrays Freda Gatz in the second season of Empire. Freda Gathers, better known as Freda Gatz, is a major recurring character in Empire’s second season, as a rapper signed to Gutter Life Records, an Empire Entertainment division that focuses primarily on street artists.
Freda is also the late Frank Gathers’s, a cannibalistic drug lord. She is played by rapper Bre-Z and first appears in “The Devils Are Here.” The series premiered to nearly 10 million viewers on January 7, 2015, and the first-season finale drew 17 million viewers.
Critics praised the show’s first season, praising its acting, particularly Henson’s, direction, soundtrack, writing, costumes, editing, and overall tone, with many describing it as a “fresh take on a musical.” Subsequent seasons were also well-received, with the second season being the most well-received. It was one of Fox’s most-watched television shows during its run.
On April 30, 2019, Fox renewed the show for its sixth and final season, the first without Smollett, who was charged with filing a false police report in an incident in which he allegedly was assaulted by two men he claimed were Trump supporters.
The season premiered on September 24, 2019, and ended on April 21, 2020. A spin-off centered on Taraji P. Henson’s character, Cookie Lyon, was set to premiere in 2020. The pilot, however, was rejected by Fox and is now being shopped to other networks.
Bre-Z The New Edition Story
Bre-Z appeared as Peanut Bell, Ricky’s sister in The New Edition Story, an American biographical three-part miniseries about the R&B group New Edition. Ricky Bell, a young man, sneaks out at night to meet his friend Mike Bivins.
They attend a local talent show, where their mutual friend Bobby Brown suffers from stage fright. Maurice Starr’s independent record label will offer the winning act a recording contract. Maurice suggests forming a quintet with Ronnie DeVoe as the fifth member.
Ralph provided the lead vocals for “Candy Girl,” which became New Edition’s first hit. While preparing for a nationwide tour, the quintet begins photo shoots for the cover of their debut album.
- 2018–present – All American
- 2018 – Celebrity Page
- 2017 – Tales
- 2017 – The New Edition Story
- 2016 – The Real
- 2015-2019 – Empire
Bre-Z TV Shows
- 2020 – 16 Bars
- 2018 – Down for Whatever
- 2017 – Fat Camp