Calesha Murray, professionally known as Bre-Z, is an American actress and rapper. She is best known for her playing as Tamia “Coop” Cooper in The CW’s drama series All American and as 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.
Bre-Z Net Worth: Her Acting & Musical Career
Bre-Z net worth is estimated at $1 million as of 2020. 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, occassionally 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 Grl in 2015 and her most recent album is named Full Circle.
Is Bre-Z dating someone? Her Sexuality & Relationship Status
Having portrayed a lesbian character in The CW’s All American, Bre-Z has been hounded by the media regarding her own sexual identity, which she prefers 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.
While some online sources mentioned that she has been in a relationship with makeup artist Chris Amore since 2019, the news has not been officially confirmed. Nonetheless, you can follow Bre-Z on Instagram at @brezofficial to know more about her personal and professional life.