Briana Rose Lee attended the MacDuffie School and Cathedral High School in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. She then attended Carnegie Mellon University as a Directing major but had the opportunity to attend The ScholarShip and spent six months circumnavigating the globe aboard a ship studying the arts and culture in each of the twelve countries visited. After the incredible voyage, and earning a Certificate in Global Leadership and Intercultural Communication, Briana transferred and graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts and a minor in Communications from the University of Minnesota. She is a life-long sister of Kappa Alpha Theta.
During college, Briana completed six theater internships at The Children’s Theater and The Guthrie focused on stage management and directing. Once Briana graduated, she began working full-time in the film industry and is now a member of IATSE Local 490 as a production coordinator. She was elected political coordinator of her union. Briana has worked on several feature-length and many short films as well as commercials and television series. Briana joined Actors Equity Association (AEA) in 2021 and is proud to be a duel union member in the entertainment industry.
Briana also has done brand representation work since she was sixteen and won “Brand Ambassador of the Month” from Oxford Marketing in August 2018 for her work on their summer activations. Briana was a tour manager for Mazda Ride and Drives for four years and has done countless other automotive tours and events nationally. Briana has been a mainstay staff member for the Twin Cities Film Fest running their social media, hosting filmmaker Q and A's and assisting with red carpet events.
During the pandemic, Briana got actively involved in politics and became a national delegate for Bernie Sanders, a Greenpeace volunteer, a Legal Observer for the ACLU, and worked as an organizer for Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s re-elections in 2020 and 2022. Briana graduated from National Democratic Training Committee’s Staff Academy in March 2021 from their Digital Cohort. Briana is currently the Chair for the Minneapolis DFL and taking an 8 month campaign training course, Wellstone Academy, with the Minnesota DFL.
Briana's favorite TV shows are South Park, Glee, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Briana's favorite musicals are Into the Woods, Brigadoon, and Rocky Horror Picture Show
Briana is an ENFP Ravenclaw Aquarius southpaw who loves spicy foods and her cats Tinkerbelle, Salem and Jax.
She spends her free time watching Disney movies, horror movies, and musical theater with friends, traveling as much as possible and going out for karaoke :)