We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandie Riggs and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brandie, why did you pursue a creative career?
I pursued an artistic career because from a young age I was always a dreamer. Always. I was always writing, rapping, singing with my cousins, constantly listening to music, watching movies. Being creative is where I have always felt the most challenged, the most authentic, the most resilient, the best version of myself. It never feels like work to me because its always coming from my heart, whether its a commercial, or a song I put my energy into it wholeheartedly.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Being an actress means your world is full of up and downs and you have to focus on constantly moving forward, controlling what you can control. Keep putting yourself out there even when you’ve been told no a thousand times, all you need is one yes. It has not been an easy journey by any means but I wouldn’t trade it. Shifting into songwriting has been even more competitive, but it has taught me tenacity, a deep belief in myself and the value of hard work, I just refuse to give up. I would want the world to know that my brand, especially my songwriting, is about real emotions, love, life experiences, what we all go through and even when things fall apart we can get back up.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend were visiting, I’m assuming they know I’m super competitive, so we would go shoot some pool or go to Top Golf. Top Golf is a blast. I am a margarita and Mexican food fanatic, Uncle Julios, El Fenix and Gloria’s would definitely be on the list. The Dallas Museum of Arts is also amazing for a chill environment. I have yet to be even slightly disappointed by a live performance at the House of Blues. Dallas is full of hidden gems. Trinity Groves has such a good vibe, however, the most interesting thing I think I have done in a while was a speak easy(I cannot divulge where)-I actually had to get the password from a friend and the cocktails and vibe were beyond amazing.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Absolutely! There are several people in my life that without their effort and support I wouldn’t be able to be in the entertainment industry. Linda McAlister was the first agent who gave me a legitimate opportunity when I didn’t have much experience.. She has been integral to my achievements. I was referred to her by another actor, Glenn Bradley, –without him making this connection for me I do not know where I would have landed. I sincerely thank him for that. Last, and definitely not least, my mother has often times believed in me more than I believed in myself and it keeps me going, keeps me focused, keeps me pushing for bigger and better things. I am highly appreciative of so many people because I learn from everybody.

Website: www.brandieriggs.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/captaintennille/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4UbQNCgDrY

Other: https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm2021742?ref_=hm_nv_usr_profile

Image Credits
Bryan Chatlien

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