In 4th grade, Brandy Finmark’s mom picked her up with a new man in the car and said, “this is your new dad”. But Brandy knew better; there would be many new dads to come.
Brandy’s made a career out of making sad things funny. She grew up in the small meth-filled town of Simi Valley, California, and attended a 2-year college for 5 years because if you’re gonna do something, do it right. She wrote one act plays and comedic monologues and joined her first improv group. From there, she attended the New York Film Academy in Burbank, studied sketch comedy at UCB and improv at IO West (RIP).
In 2013, she met her writing partner, Jessica Blackwell, and the two of them networked and wrote as much as possible could for years until they eventually signed with a manager, Matt Shictman at Gotham.
In 2016, Brandy and Jess wrote and sold a sketch to Comedy Central called “The Glass Ceiling Board Game for Girls” which went viral. Shortly after, they sold their first spec script to Paramount Studios in 2016, with Paul Feig’s company Feigco attached to produce.
Brandy has since staffed on the Netflix show, Chelsea, and Brandy and Jess recently sold two comedy feature pitches; a holiday movie for Freeform and an Untitled Coachella Project for Paramount Players, which they’re currently writing. In the meantime, Brandy’s still wondering who her new dad might be…
Brandy is repped by WME.