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You're not alone — true confessions of love, sex, money, food, addiction, and hidden taboo topics that are often hilarious, uplifting, and hopeful. Every Monday, we pull back the curtain on the deepest, darkest, heartbreaking, and even silly secrets from an eclectic group of guests. Actress Brianne Davis's disarming approach creates an intimate and safe space for her guests to bare their souls, uncover the truth, and share practical advice. And just like that, we're laughing, crying, inspired, and filled with hope. Brianne's first book, Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex and Love Addict, a roman à clef novel based on a decade in recovery (with a dash of creative license), arrives in 2021. Want to share your secret and be a guest on the show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Brianne Davis Bio:
Whether lighting up the big screen or calling the shots behind the scene, actor, director, producer, and writer Brianne Davis is one of the most electric talents to storm Hollywood by force. She recently wrapped two seasons as series regular in History Channel's "Six" and a role in the upcoming season of Netflix's "Lucifer."
Originally from Atlanta, Brianne moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Her first lead role came in 2005 with the blockbuster hit Jarhead, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. Her credits include recurring roles on Hulu's "Casual," TNT's "Murder In The First," HBO's "True Blood," as well as FX's "Nip/Tuck," "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS' "CSI: Miami," ABC's "Desperate Housewives," and HBO's "True Blood."
Not only an actor, Brianne is also an accomplished director and producer. Thriving behind the camera, as much as in front, she has produced five films with her production company Give & Take Productions. She has directed two features: "The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story" and "Deadly Signal," which premiered at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain.
Brianne is the co-creator of three female-driven TV Series, "Take Back The Night," "Into Me You See" and "Secret Life." She's currently pitching them to networks with her producing partner/husband, Mark Gantt.
Brianne recently finished writing her first book, "Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex and Love Addict, a roman à clef novel based on a decade in recovery, and a little creative license. The book arrives in 2021. In March of 2020, she published an article for the HuffPost about her ten years of recovery from sex and love addiction.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son Davis and their dog Bear.
Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex and Love Addict Book site:
"A powerful, raw and vulnerable read.”—Olivia Munn, actress, The Newsroom
"Unflinchingly candid. Unspeakably sexy. And oh, so curiously entertaining."—Steve Antin, Golden Globe winner, Burlesque
Secret Life of a Hollywood Sex & Love Addict has the vibrant, relatable vibe of chick lit, the soul-baring honesty of a memoir and the wisdom of a self-help book.
In this unique roman à clef novel, Brianne Davis shares her own intimate experience with the transformational power of recovery, providing strength and hope for anyone who wants to change their life forever.
Imagine if Sex and the City's Samantha discovered she was an addict and her drug of choice was MEN. Go on a hilarious, inspiring, and at times, shocking journey as Roxanne conquers her fears, changes her ways, gets closer to healthy relationships and begins loving herself a little more each day.
After years of working as an image-obsessed actress in Hollywood, Roxanne finds herself at rock bottom from a disease that is anything but glamorous. In her first year of recovery, Roxanne has to take accountability for her past. From tales of being mistaken for a prostitute at the Hotel Bel-Air to botching a threesome attempt with an A-list celebrity, she must face the truth about herself and stop playing the victim.
Roxanne's odyssey of using sex and love—as destructive and beguiling as an alcoholic reaching for a bottle—is a veritable rollercoaster of ups and downs, laughter and tears, and a true testament to facing your absolute truth and conquering your fears.
“Actress Brianne Davis takes us behind the glitz and glamour for a brutally candid, no-holds-barred look at Tinseltown’s forever-favorite addiction: sex. How does a pretty Southern girl-gone-Hollywood beat her demon of choice? You’ll cry... and laugh... as you join her harrowing and hilarious ride to sex-addiction sobriety.”
—SPENCER BECK, Former editor-in-chief of LA Confidential, editor-in-chief Los Angeles and contributing editor at Vanity Fair
“Add to the list of her talents as actress and performer the fact that Brianne Davis can write! Her stories are honest, almost to the point of painfully so, as she tells the story of navigating a world where sex and beauty are commodities to be used and abused by those who have the power. At the end of the day, like Sex and the City, this is a tale of finding one’s self and reasserting a true feminist ideal: that your destiny is yours to create.”
—LUCY DANZIGER, New York Times best-selling author of The Nine Rooms of Happiness and former editor-in-chief of SELF
“It takes a lot of courage to do what Brianne is doing in this book. To mirror her life into Roxanne is not only fearless, but wildly entertaining. It’s a world with so much darkness, yet Brianne has not only found the humor but the story to bring it to life because, let’s face it, we all want to know more.”
—JANA KRAMER, singer, actress on One Tree Hill, and New York Times best-selling author of The Good Fight
As one of the early pioneers of the digital era, Mark is best known for co-creating, writing, producing, and starring in Crackle’s groundbreaking, Streamy award-winning series, The Bannen Way.
Mark, a twenty-five-year film and TV veteran, is a multi-hyphenate who learned the business from the ground up and has had the good fortune of collaborating with many top directors, including Steven Soderbergh, David O. Russell, Sam Raimi, and Robert Rodriguez.
As a director, Mark’s feature debut, Murder In Mexico, starring Colin Egglesfield premiered on Lifetime in Sept of 2015. He’s also directed a digital pilot, Intricate Vengeance for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s New Form Digital, several award-winning shorts, and several branded series for AOL, Lifetime, and the Better Sleep Council. He’s also directed commercials and promos for Fox, Capital One, ESPN, Nissan, and GMC.
In 2019, Mark directed two features in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Model Citizen, which premiered on Lifetime Movie Network in January and Lifetime in March and The Surrogate, premiering on Lifetime on September 19, 2020.
In addition to co-writing The Bannen Way, Mark co-wrote The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story. He’s also written pilots for several TV and feature films including, Cul-De-Sac, Secret Life, as well as a feature based on a true story. Mark is currently a writer on two Audible Original true-crime books, Injustice Collector and Contra Costa. The projects hail from XG Productions, the authors of Audible’s best selling originals Evil Has A Name and Call Me God.
Mark’s onscreen credits include Criminal Minds, American Horror Story: Hotel, Ocean’s Eleven, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Dexter, Major Crimes, Bluff, Barely Famous and currently recurring on The Arrangement on E!
As a producer, Mark has produced Psychophonia, a thriller that his wife, Brianne Davis-Gantt, directed and produced. The two also produced two horror/sci-fi films, The Night Visitor and The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story. Mark and Brianne are currently pitching and developing several feature films and TV series.
Actor - Writer - Coach: http://markgantt.com