Quinta Brunson: An Extraordinary Winner


Quinta Brunson, the creator and star of Abbot Elementary, has joined a short list of Black actresses by becoming the first Black woman in over 40 years to win in the Outstanding Comedy Lead category at the Emmys.

Brunson portrays a Philadelphia teacher in the ABC series, where dedicated and passionate educators find themselves united despite the challenges they face in the public school system. They are determined to make the best out of a difficult situation and help their students succeed in life.

Following in the footsteps of Isabel Sanford, who achieved this remarkable feat in 1961 for her role in The Jeffersons, Brunson expresses that bringing all the elements together feels therapeutic for her. It is a combination and culmination of her upbringing, where art imitates life. She dedicates this award win to her entire family, the Black community, and the multigenerational households in America.

#Clique, we proudly present Brunson, a winner in life!

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