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I’m Brianne. Most people call me Brie. I’m an author, writer, actor, and podcast host.
I’m obsessed with the cosmos, connection, and change. Like Ryan Reynolds, I’m a proud Canadian, which means I like to point out who else is Canadian, wear toques, and feel strangely proud that our side of Niagara Falls is obviously bigger and better.
I graduated from NYU with a degree in Dramatic Literature, Theatre History & Film Studies. I didn’t know what to do with that either so I waitressed a lot. Then I studied acting at Lee Strasberg in New York City, and wrote my first play. Hardly anyone saw it, but it was enough for me to think, “Hey, I should give this writing thing a try!” So I tried my luck on Craigslist (I don’t recommend searching for a job there by the way) and landed my first writing gig (which, thankfully, was legitimate and didn’t involve any weird couches or sketchy rooms to rent).
Since then my writing has appeared in over 60 online publications, including The Washington Post, the BBC, Men’s Health, Elle Canada, and BuzzFeed. I studied comedic writing at the Second City in Toronto, so, yes, that explains all the quippiness. I’m also the author of two books published with Adams Media and Running Press, respectively.
As if writing isn’t enough to keep me busy and satiated, I have a background in personal training and nutrition, and I’m a certified barre instructor and Reiki practitioner. I also launched my podcast, “Do You with Brianne Hogan” in 2021. What can I say? I’m as multi-passionate as J. Lo!
I have a black cat named Olive and six plants named after the Friends characters — that is, if I don’t kill them soon. The plants, not the cat. Although she probably would deserve it. (Just kidding — she’s my world!)