Bresha Webb is an American actor who is best known for her roles in comedy series and films. A graduate from the 'California Institute of the Arts,' Webb rose to prominence as a TV actor, with her portrayal of 'Imunique Jefferson,' one of the lead characters in the 'TV One' comedy–drama 'Love That Girl!' She has also gained praises for her recurring characters 'Yvette' and 'Angie,' in 'Marlon' and 'Truth Be Told,' respectively. She was also seen as 'Renee’ in 'Run the World.' Along with TV shows, Webb has worked in several big-screen projects, too, such as 'Meet the Blacks' (2016), 'Acrimony' (2018), 'Night School' (2018), 'Sextuplets' (2019), and 'A Fall from Grace' (2020). She has also lent her voice to a few video games.
Childhood & Early Life
Bresha Webb was born on May 6, 1984, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., to Garfield and Shea Webb. She attended the 'Baltimore School for the Arts' and graduated high school in 2002. In 2007, she completed her BFA in acting from the 'California Institute of the Arts.'
She always aspired to become an actor, and her parents completely supported her. Actors Angela Bassett and Will Smith were two of her major inspirations.
When she was 9, she appeared as 'Raynell' in a regional play for 'Fences' with New York actors. Webb had beaten thousands of girls in the audition for the 'Center Stage' production.
Webb has been a regular in the comedy circuit and has performed at 'The Improv,' 'The Comedy Store,' and 'The Comedy Union.'
Continue Reading Below
You May Like
Webb began her career in 2007, with single-episode appearances in 'State of Mind' (as 'Lola'), 'K-Ville' (as 'Shania Duplessis'), and 'Lincoln Heights' (as 'Eva'). She had a brief appearance in the short film 'Zombie Love.'
She also made brief appearances in the 2008 ‘MTV’ musical film 'The American Mall' (as 'Penny'), the short 'Shades of Ray' (as 'Shirmeen'), the ‘FX’ drama 'Dirt' (as 'Alicia’), and the ‘TNT’ legal drama 'Raising the Bar' (as 'Kea Banks'). She had a recurring role (from 2008 to 2009) as 'Dr. Laverne St. John' in 10 episodes of the ‘NBC’ medical drama 'ER.'
In 2010, she was seen playing 'Immunique Jefferson,' an employee at ''Del-Jones Realty,'' in the 'TV One' sitcom 'Love That Girl!' The recurring character was made regular after three seasons, when former protagonist Tatyana Ali could not return for the following seasons.
In 2013, Webb was part of an exclusive showcase of 'Saturday Night Live,' which featured female comedians of African–American descent.
She subsequently made single-episode appearances in 'In the Flow with Affion Crockett' (as 'Tiny'), 'Private Practice' (as 'Melanie White') and 'Weeds' (as 'Charlemagne'). Webb was cast to play 'Teresa Morris' in six episodes of the ‘ABC’ medical drama Grey's Anatomy.' In 2014, She portrayed 'Lorraine' in an unsold ‘ABC’ TV comedy pilot named 'Keep It Together.' It was produced by Kevin Hart.
After appearing as 'Mother Bernice Watson' in the short film 'Heckle or Hell' and playing an uncredited part in the 2014 drama film 'Return to Zero,' she made a brief yet prominent appearance as a comatose 'Julie Mercade' in the 2014 independent horror film 'Hollows Grove.'
The following year, Webb starred as 'Dr. Angie' in the short-lived ‘NBC’ sitcom 'Truth Be Told.' She was cast as 'Allie' (opposite Mike Epps) in the 2016 American horror–comedy 'Meet the Blacks.' In 2016, Webb appeared as 'Shayla' in the comedy film 'Ride Along 2.'
From 2017 to 2018, she played 'Yvette,' a God-loving woman with a packed past, in the ‘NBC’ sitcom 'Marlon.' The series was canceled after two seasons. The following year, Webb played the younger version of Ptosha Storey's character, 'Brenda,' in Tyler Perry's 2018 psychological thriller film 'Acrimony.'
Webb co-starred with Kevin Hart (who appeared as 'Teddy'), playing his onscreen sister, 'Denise Walker,' in the 2018 comedy film Night School.' In 2019, she was seen as the lead, 'Marie Daniels,' opposite Marlon Wayans (as 'Alan Daniels'), in the comedy film 'Sextuplets.' Webb played 'Kiara' in the TV movie 'Merry Liddle Christmas' and 'Faith' in four episodes of the ‘TBS’ sitcom 'The Last O.G.'
The following year, Webb was seen as 'Jasmine Bryant,' a public defender, starring opposite Matthew Law as her on-screen husband, police officer 'Jordan,' in Perry's thriller film 'A Fall from Grace.' The film starred Crystal R. Fox in the lead. She was cast as a series regular, 'Renee,' in the 'Starz' comedy series 'Run the World.'
Webb has also lent her voice to the video games 'Infamous 2' in 2011 and 'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' (as 'Billie') in 2017.
Family & Personal Life
Webb is a staunch Christian with the motto of keeping God first in her life. She also believes in praying.