In this episode of “A Conversation With,” I sat down with Clarissa Thibeaux that plays the role of Bree Solano on the new Netflix hit series Genteflied. Clarissa also shared how she got her start as an actress.
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Dynamic actress Clarissa Thibeaux has positioned herself as a one-to-watch. In the upcoming second season of Gentefied, Thibeaux will be making her Netflix debut as Bree Solano, a successful queer advertising executive specializing in finding emerging artists. She commands the boardrooms with a suave attitude, and she’ll charm you into buying seeds during a drought. Initially, Thibeaux broke ground portraying one of the few black LGBTQ+ characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). First introduced in the second season of Hulu’s hit action-drama “Runaways,” Thibeaux can be seen starring as Xavin, a natural shape shifter who can alter her appearance at will. “Runaways,” which is part of the MCU, follows a group of teenagers who band together and run away from their homes after finding out their parents are super-villains in disguise. The teenagers must come together in order to atone for their parent’s actions and discover the secrets of their origins. Season 3 of the series premiered on December 13, 2019.
Born and raised in Northern California, Thibeaux had dreams of becoming an entertainer from a young age. She studied Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Performance at San Diego State University. Upon obtaining her degree, Thibeaux had a slew of short films and regional commercials already under her belt. She made the move to Los Angeles where she booked her first big project on Amazon’s “Bruno and Earlene Go To Vegas” where she played a rookie cop named Cookie. Additional credits include: Hulu’s “Flight 666,” “Ice Sharks,” the short films “Soul Survivor,” “Other Loving,” and the Fountain Theatre’s award-winning production of “Hype Man: A Break Beat Play.”
When she isn’t on set, Thibeaux enjoys spending time with her dog Elphia, watching movies, hiking, and learning to knit. In these Covid days, Thibeaux has taken every necessary precaution to stay healthy. On the charity front, she’s involved with the Cancer Support Community LA, which provides free activities, support groups, and counseling to those who have been impacted by cancer. As well as Pablove, a foundation that both raises money for groundbreaking medical advances in childhood cancer and helps children fighting cancer to have a creative voice through the art of photography. She also loves to support charities pertaining to the foster system, underprivileged youth, and environmental development.
Thibeaux is based in New York City. Find her on Instagram @Clarissa, and on Twitter @ClarissaT.
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