VOICE OVER REEL
I’m Brandhyze Stanley and as an actress I’m very good at finding the truth in a scene. I live to inspire creativity. I’ve been blessed to do this in a number of commercials, films, and television shows such as Orange is the New Black, Nashville, and a recurring role on CBS’ Blue Bloods. Now, this is just about the place I would normally describe the wide range of characters I have played in each show, but aside from the awesome junky (#JayneCook) I got to play in OITNB, a lot of the roles have been one and the same….”a tenacious reporter.” The girl that chases down the main character and goes to toe to toe for the scoop, or the one that stands up and asks that pivotal question in a press conference before they smash to commercial – yep, that would be me. But don’t be fooled by the niche specific casting, I've had some incredible training and experiences. I completed a 2-year Meisner program at the Maggie Flanigan Conservatory in New York City. I’ve also completed the core Improv program at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, where I was fortunate to be a two time scholarship recipient. Oh, and I had some great mentoring from Halle Berry herself while serving as her stand-in on multiple commercials and even a 4-month film. While I’m originally from a small town in northwest Indiana I’ve lived in some of the country’s largest cities ; such as Chicago, Atlanta, and NYC, and I studied abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica before returning to Loyola University Chicago and making it my Minor (I majored in Accounting). Up next for me? Well, I just won an award for hosting a show I created, so I’m further developing that idea and seeing where it takes me.