Biography

American Actress, Singer, Writer and Model Brandy Maddox began her career singing soulfully in her local church choir under the watchful eye of her father, a Southern Baptist preacher. It was at the tender age of 14 Brandy discovered her innate ability to perform as she played her first stage role as Tina Turner in a local production winning the coveted and respected North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Best Actress.

Brandy went on to attend and create a footprint at Howard University majoring and graduating in Musical Theater and Film. It was at Howard she encountered and worked with icons such as Spike Lee, Bill Duke and Debbie Allan, that changed her life forever.

From a firm footprint at Howard Brandy followed her dreams and journeyed to infamous streets of Hollywood, where her star truly began to shine as she was quickly cast in her auspicious debut film in The Kiss. Her next on screen role showcased her diversity in the film 'Aimee Semple McPherson'.

In 2008 Brandy was cast in a traveling musical entitled 'Cheaters' starring Grammy nominated recording artist Brian McKnight, and James Avery. With a hectic schedule and rare beauty on the road Brandy adopted the name Gypsy Purl and began working on her solo recording career. Brandy quotes her strong musical influences from Prince and Apollonia, along with Billie Holiday, Donna Summer and Michael Jackson.

While juggling a music career Brandy Maddox continued to work as a stage actress becoming an NAACP Image Award Award winner for her role in Sunshine For A Midnight Weary.

Gypsy Purl performed her controversial single Make the Money at the 2008 Multicultural Motion Picture Association's Diversity Awards Show where she received rave reviews. In 2011, Gypsy Purl ventured out on a club tour throughout the states and abroad that resulted in a barrage of devoted fans.

Without explanation Brandy Maddox dropped her stage name of Gypsy Purl in 2015 and went on to open up for Frankie Beverly and Maze under her birth name Brandy Maddox. In 2016 Brandy Maddox created an acting workshop called Driven Dreams Actor's Workshop servicing the South East Acting Communities.

Brandy continued to tour and perform her debut album Precious Cargo.