AMI BRABSON is an actor, singer and producer. She plays Vanessa on the final season of "POWER" (Starz Network). Other television credits include: Judge Karyn Blake in "Law & Order: SVU;" Judge Tchaikovsky in "Bull;" "Damages;" "The Jury;" "Law & Order;" Mary Pembleton in "HOMICIDE: Life on the Streets;"and various soap operas.
Ami's stage credits include her one-woman shows Phenomenal Women and A Change is Gonna Come. Other stage credits include the New York Premiere of Tough Titty by Oni Faida Lampley. Some of her favorite regional theater roles are Kendra in Christopher Demos-Brown's American Son, Faye in Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, Quilly in John Henry Redwood's The OId Settler and Rose in August Wilson's Fences.
Ami is an accomplished soprano and cabaret singer. She has performed at New York City venues as varied as Merken Concert Hall, The Metropolitan Room, and Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar. Ami received her MFA from the NYU/Tisch Graduate School of Acting.
POWER: Season 6, Vanessa — Starz
LAW & ORDER SVU: Judge Karen Blake — NBC
LAW & ORDER: Judge Madeline Drake -—NBC
BULL: Judge Tchaikovsky — CBS
DAMAGES: Grief Counselor — FX
HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, Mary Pembleton — NBC
UNFORGETTABLE: Sonya — CBS
THE JURY: Alison Trivas — FOX
THE BEAT: Vanessa Sharp — UPN
ONE LIFE TO LIVE: Faith Campbell — ABC
TOUGH TITTY: Angela — Paradise Factory Theater — Dir. Awoye Timpo
AMERICAN SON: Kendra Ellis-Connor — Theatre Works, CT — Dir. Rob Ruggiero
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: Mistress Ford — Folger Theater, D. C.
SKELETON CREW: Faye — Chester Theatre — Dir. Awoye Timpo
CURVE OF DEPARTURE: Linda — Chester Theatre — Dir. Keira Naughton
PHENOMENAL WOMEN: One Woman Show celebrating women like Zora Neale Hurston,
Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee and others who have dared to speak their minds.—
Westminster Theater, Luna Stage, Havre De Grace Opera House, Montclair State University,
Smith College, Baltimore Theatre Project — Dir. Corinna Sowers-Adler
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME: One-Woman Show filled with poetry, story telling and music that reflect on the inevitable changes in our lives — Luna Stage — Dir. Ari Kreith
THE OLD SETTLER: Quilly — Luna Stage/NJ — Dir. Susan Kerner
FENCES: Rose — Pittsburgh Public — Dir. Marion McClinton
SPLASH HATCH ON THE E GOING DOWN: Marjorie —
Yale Rep / Center Stage — Dir. Marion McClinton
THE PIANO LESSON: Bernice — Syracuse Stage — Dir. Claude Purdy
DAY OF ABSENCE: Courier/Anncr — Center Stage — Dir. Marion McClinton
TWO TRAINS RUNNING: Risa — Center Stage — Dir. Marion McClinton
M.F.A., New York University Graduate Acting Program — Zelda Fichandler, Chair
B.S., Northwestern University
Singing (Soprano), Juggling, Classical Theatre.