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BRANDI PAYNE | PROFILE

Brandi Nicole Payne is an actor, writer and “artivist" who splits her time between Memphis and LA.

An HBO Access Writing Fellow, her work has been featured on television, won multiple awards and has been selected for prestigious programs including the Ryan Murphy Half Initiative and the Emergence grant for female filmmakers. Brandi recently made her directorial debut with her short film Aloha, which was crowd funded on Seed & Spark and supported by a grant from Grant Larson Productions. In her personal life, Brandi is married and has three sons. She serves as a Sexual Assault Victim's Advocate as a proud member of RAINN'S Speakers Bureau.