|Date of Birth||May 21, 1999|
|Origin||Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA|
Life and Career
Fleming was born on May 21, 1999 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Cearlwyn "Carol" and James Grant "Jim" Fleming. She has two other siblings, Jesse and Keila. Brighid's father was a scientist researcher at Sandia National Laboratories.
Her interest in acting was ignited at age three while watching a performance of Seussical the Musical. After the show, Brighid was asked if she would like to meet the Cat in the Hat. Thinking for moment, she replied, "No, I want to be the Cat in the Hat. How do you get up there?" After a couple of years on the local theatre circuit, Brighid landed an international modeling job with LaCoste. From there, she began picking up small parts in films that were shooting in New Mexico.
Finally, in 2007, after the death of her father due to cancer, she made her way out to Los Angeles with her mother to continue acting. On a flight home to Albuquerque to film The Burrowers, she met directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and landed the supporting role of Delia in their film Gamer‚ which starred Gerard Butler. She has since been working away in Los Angeles doing small independent films, student films, and theatre, as well as appearances on television and an occasional feature film. A couple of national commercials and a music video or two have also come her way.
She won a maverick award for her role in Sugar Rush, a USC School of Cinematic Arts film. She has also been nominated for festival awards for her work in After the Shearing (a University of California film for the American Association of Retired Persons). She won Best Actress for the short A.B.S at the Women's Independent Film Festival. She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her part in Criminal Minds. Deborah Dozier Potter, a former member of the Kennedy Center's President's Advisory Council for the Arts and the daughter of Joan Fontaine and niece of Olivia de Havilland, called Brighid's performance in the New Mexico produced film Hearts of Desire extraordinary, remarking that she believed Brighid was destined for greatness. The Los Angeles Times said her performance in Woyzeck for the Gangbusters Theatre Company had disarming command.
In 2011, Brighid wrote and directed her own short film, A.B.S. A.B.S is on the festival circuit where it has already won awards of distinction, including best short film, in several festivals. She has also picked up awards for directing and cinematography. Her dream is to get her production company, Phish Tank Philms, up and running and to turn A.B.S into a web series.