Actor and musician Bre-Z plays Spencer James’ best friend Coop in “All American.” The 34-year-old had an impactful start in the entertainment industry back in 2015, as she appeared in “Empire” for the recurring role of Freda Gatz alongside stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson (via IMDb). She would play Freda for over 30 episodes from 2015 to 2019. In 2016, she portrayed herself in the TV documentary “The Hip-Hop World News,” and then moved on to playing characters like Winnie in 2017’s “Fat Camp” starring Chris Redd and Annabelle Acosta. However, it wouldn’t be until 2018, during her second-to-last year on “Empire,” that Bre-Z would appear as Coop for the first time on “All American.” She has been a part of over 50 episodes of the show. It is certainly her biggest project to date.
Bre-Z also makes music, similar to Coop’s pursuits as a rapper in “All American.” She made many additions to the soundtrack for “Empire” during her time as Freda, along with releasing two full albums — “FULL CIRCLE” and “The Grl.” Her most recent single is “BACKEND,” although her most streamed song is “You Don’t Ask – Remix” (via Spotify). As there has been no confirmation for a Season 5 of “All American” as of yet, it will be interesting to see what projects Bre-Z will move on to after her time with the show concludes.
Audiences can watch Bre-Z as Coop in Episode 9 of the fourth season of “All American” this Monday, February 28 on The CW.