Bree Turner was born in segregated Mississippi in 1950. She was a child of Ida Mae Bright, who was arrested and beat during a protest against the segregated status of the Grand Strand. Bree was the middle child of six children, and the only black child in her family. She went to Murrell High School, where she earned a degree in communications and later became a teacher.
Bree Turner was raised in New Orleans, but later moved to Los Angeles. She attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with an early interest in acting, even though she knew she wanted to be a teacher. She spent some time in the theater, which helped her develop her vocal skills, and she worked in broadcasting and modeling while she was in high school. She dropped out after she graduated, however, to pursue a degree in dance at the University of Southern California. She met and married her husband, Benjy, in 1957.
Bree Turner’s career began on television, and although she had some small parts in movies, it was her appearance on the soap opera Beauty Queen that really launched her career. She played the first African American character on the show, a maid servant named Rosa Parks. Her experience on the soap helped to pave the way for other African American performers, like Oprah Winfrey andactress/writer Serena Williams, who also had experiences on the soap opera. The Parks family was one of the most prominent interracial couples in Hollywood at that time.
|Real Name||Bree Nicole Turner|
|Net Worth||$500 thousand|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 173 cm|
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 8″
|Weight||in Kilograms- 54 kg|
in Pounds- 119 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Body Measurements||34-24-34 Inches|
|Waist Size||24 inch|
|Hip Size||34 inch|
|Shoe Size||9 US|
|Dress Size||4 US|
|Date of Birth||March 10, 1977|
|Birth Place||March 10, 1977|
|Husband||Justin Saliman (m. 2008)|
|First Film||My Best Friend’s Wedding|
|First Television Show||A Girl’s Life|
When television programs such as All in the Family were popular, people expected the African American characters in the dramas to speak with English. This was not the case for Bronte Turner, who often spoke in her own language (she was born in Mississippi). The result was that African American actors, such as John Belushi and Marlon Brando, appeared in films without having to try to learn English. It became a joke when a white actor tried to learn Spanish on the set of Al Pacino’s Cobra! Bree Turner has been quoted as saying that she learned to do her line “what the hell did you say” in her mother tongue, which made her more comfortable performing throughout her career.
The ugly truth about Bree Turner is that she married a much older man in the second half of the eighties who was thirty years older when they tied the knot. She was also only in her mid-thirties when she had two children, something that many expect among older actors in their forties and fifties. She claimed that the marriage was amicable but the truth was that neither of them wanted a child at the time. When the truth about Bree Turner’s marriage came to light in the 2021 documentary Bigalow: The Immoral Birth of a Lady, it sparked yet another wave of criticism towards the film.
Bree Turner seems to be living the celebrity life quite comfortably, thank to the money that has been paid to her over the last ten years. She has not been subjected to criticism regarding her age or her marriage for an extended period of time, which makes one wonder if she has it all together in her mind. Many assume that once the marriage was announced, Bree Turner would not be seen again on screen, but it did happen. Apparently, the ugly truth is that Bree Turner has not aged over the last ten years, despite the numerous accusations levelled against her in the past.