Brandee Evans is an American actress and former choreographer. She is best known for her lead role in the series P-Valley. In the beginning, she started in small background roles in various projects like Black Coffees, Note to Self, and Beyond the Lights. She also played a small role in the New Edition Story before her role as Tina Brown in the Bobby Brown Story.
As she had a background in dance she was able to perform some of the stunts in P-Valley all by herself. “A lot of times, it is me. However Jamaica Craft, our amazing choreographer had great doubles for all our actors. I do a lot of stunts, but we also have our wonderful body doubles for certain movies,” she told Digital Spy.
Brandee has faced several problem in her life. A few years before, she got married and was pregnant but unfortunately, she lost her baby at 39 weeks due to stillbirth. And in no time her husband lost her job and they both separated. She also lost her job as a cheer coach. The problem pusher her to go after her dreams. “I have lost my husband. I have lost my daughter. I have lost my job.” She recalls her life at that time. She told Madamnoire that she decided to go to California and resume her dance again. “I decided to take a vacation to LA and when I would take dance classes, it would make things better.”
Although Brandee has lost her husband and daughter she still had her mother Diana Harrington who needed her. Diana was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. Her lower part of the body, from the waist, become completely immobile and Brandee became her mother’s caregiver. “I have been caring for my mom for years.
I teach dance lesion to earn money to get her out of the nursing home and provide her a better life,” she told Elle Magazine.
In 2016 she shared a video of her mother’s program and her journey from Memphis to Los Angeles. “I know that this will be the tough job I have ever done, I know my lifestyle will change, I accept this challenge,” she wrote in the caption. Then she created a GoFundMe to help her in relocating her mom to take care of her. Brandee struggles a lot to give her mother a good life, but things are getting bad for her mom, Brandee admits that it is difficult. In an interview with Wendy Williams, she said, “It’s bittersweet because she is declining with MS.
I know that Deep down she knows what is happening, she also has an early on set Alzheimer’s so she can’t remember and I remember for her.” During an interview with Essence, Brandee shared about the toll of filming P-valley’s first season and being a caretaker for her mom. She said, “I would reach home at 4 in the morning and change Diapers.” Brandee said that she always asks God for an opportunity to be able to provide a better life for her mom and live her dreams, P-Valley was actually a blessing for her because it allowed her to do both.