What were you doing at the age of 15? Well, whatever it was, it couldn’t have been as impressive as making your acting debut on one of the hit TV series of the summer, much like Violet Brinson did in 2018. Even more impressive is the fact that since her debut, Brinson has not retreated into the shadows but continues to go from strength to strength. She has shared the screens with A-listers such as Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson. She is also headlining one of the most anticipated TV series in Hollywood, the CW drama series Walker. Brinson may be relatively new to the movie industry, but her antecedents show that she is on a path to greatness.
Violet Brinson Grew Up in Places Such as Austin and Oklahoma City and Fell in Love With Acting as a Child
Violet Brinson is only 18 years old, but she already has a budding career as an actress, and it is a career that goes back to her childhood. Born on the 28th of February 2003 in Dallas, a young Violet only spent the first ten days of her life in Dallas before her family relocated to Austin, Texas. Austin would serve as home to the Brinsons for the next ten years before they once more relocated, this time to Oklahoma City.
Through it all, Violet Brinson had a love of aunts, cousins, and the likes to sustain her. Her parents, Travis Phipps and Robin Brinson, also played a pivotal part in her life. Even though nothing suggests the couple has a background in acting, they still supported their daughter’s ambition wholeheartedly. As a little girl, Violet Brinson loved reading books and bringing the characters that she loved to life. She could also easily imitate the antics of her colorful relatives and realized that acting might be a good outlet for her.
Violet’s parents did not laugh off her ambitions as some fantastical wish but gladly encouraged her. They paid for acting classes which couldn’t have been cheap. They also schlepped her to nearby towns so that she could participate in acting workshops. Their daughter took any opportunity that came her way, and all the hard work paid off when she landed a significant role on the HBO thriller series, Sharp Objects.
She Made Her Debut at the Age of 15 On The HBO Thriller Series, Sharp Objects
Sharp Objects revolved around an emotionally troubled reporter, Camille, who decides to return to her small hometown to investigate the disappearance of two girls, one of who is murdered. As Camille searches for clues, she is reunited with her estranged family, including her mysterious and seemingly perfect younger half-sister named Amma. Sharp Objects debuted on HBO in July 2018 and featured Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams in the lead role. Other cast members were the likes of Chris Messina and Patricia Clarkson, while Violet Brinson portrayed one of Amma’s close friends named Kelsey.
Kelsey is a badass skater, and so while auditioning for the role, Brinson made sure to include tapes of her skating. The tactics worked out as she later landed the part. During her first few days on set, Violet Brinson was predictably intimidated and nervous, thanks to the presence of big stars such as Amy Adams. However, everyone turned out to be so nice and welcoming, which put her at ease, and she was able to do her best work. The results reflected on the screens as Sharp Objects turned out to be the show of the summer. It received praise from publications such as The Hollywood Reporter, Chicago Sun-Times, and New York Times.
Even more importantly, it averaged about 1.5 million viewers for every single episode. Sharp Objects also received several Primetime Emmy nominations, including a nomination for outstanding limited series. The show was indeed a resounding success, and this propelled Violet Brinson and her lesser-known co-stars to the limelight. She was interviewed on several TV shows. She was also featured on the cover of prominent magazines, undoubtedly a long way from her days as just a young girl from Oklahoma.
Violet Brinson is Set to Star in the New CW Series Walker
The incredible success of Sharp Objects made Violet Brinson a famous figure. Still, she is not letting that sway her from her original goal of pushing boundaries and exploring her creativity. The young lady remains determined to conquer film and TV and has added other credits to her name. Brinson had a minor role as Abby Comey, daughter of the FBI director, James Comey, in the 2020 political drama series, The Comedy Rule. She is set to make even more waves when her latest project, Walker, debuts on the CW network in 2021.
Walker is a reboot of a cult TV series of the same name and follows a widowed Texas Ranger who returns home after going undercover for two years. He is forced to deal with the repercussions of his wife’s death and the two children, who are left reeling from the loss of their mother. Walker features the Supernatural star, Jared Padalecki, in the titular role while Violet Brinson portrays his headstrong and rebellious daughter named Stella.
The actress has revealed that she enjoyed playing the strong and tough Stella as the character is quite different from her real-life person. She has also revealed that the character taught her a lot about the grieving process and herself. Walker was initially set to debut in 2020 but was pushed back to 2021 due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, it has generated lots of reactions in the buildup to its release and will help make Violet Brinson even more famous than she already is.
Her Elder Sister, April Brinson, is Also a Fast Rising Actress
Violet Brinson is not the only person in her family that is making waves in Hollywood. Another member of the Brinson family that is also an actress is her elder sister, April Brinson. April was born on the 15th of June 2002 and caught the bug for acting simultaneously as her sister. Both girls spent copious amounts of time playing imaginary games as kids, and Violet convinced April to take acting classes with her. They took every opportunity that came their way and soon found themselves gunning for the same role on Sharp Objects. Luckily, the script had enough space for two badass skaters, and April landed the role of another one of Amma’s friends named Jodes.
The widespread success of Sharp Objects also catapulted April into the spotlight, and she has been doing quite well for herself. She has appeared in a Disney micro movie called Virtual High. She was also featured in an episode of the long-running TV series NCIS. She aspires to be like Jennifer Lawrence someday and feature in a diverse body of work. This is the same vision her sister, Violet, shares. Both girls hope that they will have more opportunities to work together in the future as they had a wonderful experience working together on Sharp Objects.