A triple threat by definition is someone that exhibits three different skills that are necessary to excel. Brii Renee is an African-American actress, entrepreneur and radio host of Streetz 94.5 FM. Raised in Atlanta, Brii has seen the change in both entertainment and entrepreneurship. With a self-published book on the way and the launch of her new eyewear business – Briijoux, she has secured her space amongst the top social media influencers and entrepreneurs.
You have a very impressive brand – can you tell us more about who is Brii Renee?
First off, Thank YOU! I’m always focusing on growing my brand and building it on a solid foundation so that means a lot to me. My name is Brii Renee’. I am an actress, radio personality, host and entrepreneur. You can catch me on Streetz 94.5fm every Sunday 12-3pm. I am an aspiring actress, so I travel to LA to take acting classes every week. In the midst of those endeavors I just launched my luxury sunglass line Briijoux @briijoux and I’m gearing up to relaunch my caption book “Caption This”.
Being a woman of many talents – how do you balance radio and an acting career?
GOD! No, but seriously, it was really God’s timing. I started radio 2 years before I decided to take acting seriously. Which gave me the advantage of having my feet planted in radio first. I’ve also ALWAYS lived my life by an agenda. I don’t go anywhere without my agenda and I write everything down. I make daily to-do list and prioritize my obligations and complete them in order of what’s ’most beneficial.
You recently launched your eyeglass line – what led you to start this new venture?
I actually had been looking for a way to monetize my social media following so I could fund my acting career and traveling back and forth to LA. Once I completed my book, my friend Richard Dunn introduce me to another guy named Aj Joiner that works with authors helping them to publish their books. We took one meeting and came up with the idea and we’ve been pushing it ever since.
As a business woman, what have been the biggest hurdles for you in both the entrepreneurship and entertainment industry?
My biggest hurdle while on my journey of entrepreneurship and in the entertainment industry has been against myself. Fighting my old habits, fighting against my fears, my procrastination, self-doubt and insecurities. Part of me knows I’ll succeed at anything I put my mind to, while the other part struggles with believing in myself. Asa creative it’s a very dangerous tight-rope to walk. Other than my inner struggle, I sometimes find it frustrating navigating through a male dominant industry. Guys are less likely to genuinely help you once they find out you’re not interested in them in anything other than a platonic relationship. They’ll respect your craft, hustle and talent but wont really look out for you and not expect anything in return like they would a guy.
How does being a social influencer by way of Atlanta works for you when you are out and about in the your own city?
I’ve always been popular, so I’m used to the attention and influence. I remain humble. It doesn’t make me, its just one of the attributes I possess. I do get certain perks at certain spots because I’m cool with a lot of people. I also run into a lot of celebrities and music artist because of my job and Atlanta being a huge hub for entertainment.
What music artist are currently on your playlist right now?
Meek Mill just dropped an album so that’s been on repeat! I like Lil Baby and Gunna when I’m missing Atlanta. I’m a music lover so my genre changes with my mood. I love artist from all backgrounds, some of my favs in rotation right now are Jorja Smith, Cleo Sol, Billie Ellish, and I like this new female rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
Where do you see yourself in the next 3 years?
In 3 years, I’ll be starring on a new television series, managing a successful career as an entrepreneur, doing more public speaking engagements, beginning my career as a television talk show host, and using my platforms to empower and motivate others.
You can follow Brii Renee on Instagram at @bristhename.