Calesha Murray, popular with the stage name Bre-Z, is an American actress and rapper. She is best known for her playing Tamia “Coop” Cooper in The CW’s drama series All American and Freda Gatz in Fox’s Empire.

Short Biography: Age, Parents, & Early Life

Bre-Z is currently 33 years old. She was born on July 22, 1987, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Carla, worked in the entertainment industry. Moreover, she comes from a family of barbers, with her father, David Mayfield, grandfather, and mother all working as barbers.

Murray spent her early years in Wilmington, Delaware. She later attended Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The 33-year-old moved to Atlanta and eventually to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a musician.

The secret behind her Name

Born as Calesha Murray, Bre-Z got her name from her grandmother. She called her Bre-Z after she noticed that Calesha was feeling cold after the birth. She even wrote Bre-Z as her name in her school even after her teacher warned her.

Bre-Z Net Worth: Her Acting & Musical Career

Bre-Z net worth is estimated at $1 million as of 2022. She started her music career at age 14 and recorded her first song a year later after meeting rapper Freeway of Roc-A-Fella Records rap group State Property.

Calesha eventually began writing songs with Dr. Dre, Jennifer Lopez, and The Game before being cast in the role of Freda Gatz in the musical drama television series, Empire. She portrayed the character from 2015 to 2019, occasionally performing her own raps and appearing on the soundtrack several times.

Her other notable credits include The Real, Tales, The New Edition Story, Celebrity Page, Fat Camp, and Down for Whatever. Bre-Z has been playing the role of Tamia “Coop” Cooper in The CW’s sports drama television series, All American, since 2018. She released her EP titled The Girl in 2015 and her most recent album is named Full Circle.

She worked as a Barber

Before getting into acting, she worked as a barber grooming and shaving men’s hair which was her family’s profession. Her father, David Mayfield, and grandfather were all barbers.

She started the profession at the age of 10 after moving to Atalanta. She started working as a barber at “Philly’s Finest”.

Is Bre-Z dating someone? Her Sexuality & Relationship Status

Having portrayed a lesbian character in The CW’s All American, Bre-Z was hounded by the media regarding her own sexual identity, which she preferred to keep private.

“I feel like at some point, being in the public eye, you have to keep something for yourself. And that’s just what I choose to keep for me,” she told the Nylon magazine.

Bre-Z and his lesbian partner Chris

Bre-Z later came public with her sexuality and revealed that she has been in a relationship with makeup artist Chris Amore since 2019. The couple has shared many photos of them with the romantic pose on their Instgram. They could probably be in deep love with each other.

Nonetheless, you can follow Bre-Z on Instagram at @brezofficial to know more about her personal and professional life.