Meet Model, Actress and Artist Alyssa Brackley
To collaborate with other creatives! I always say when the fun stops, I’ll stop!
I would specifically like to release a few more songs. I’ve also been doing a lot of acting this past year. I’d like to continue to pursue that!
Resilient and open-minded people inspire me.
I love a lot of the old black and white movies… sort of what made me fall in love with the arts… Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn…
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the world quite a bit. I don’t know that I have a favorite spot. At this very moment, it would be great to sit on the rocky coast of Maine where I grew up and watch the waves hit the shore.
What did you want to be as a child?
I wanted to be a teacher for a long time. I also wanted to travel and see the world and I loved the idea of being an artist as I grew into a teen.
Everything but the teacher thing happened lol.
I have made the most money over the years with modeling. I still do it some, but am having a lot more fun acting, so trying to shift my focus in that direction.
What is your focus/genre?
I get a high from creating… whether it is playing the piano, writing lyrics, posing for photographs, acting etc. It is so amazing to dream something and watch it come to life. I think a lot of artists have a difficult time focusing on just one aspect of creativity… this is definitely true for me.
What would you say is your greatest accomplishment?
I was very in love with someone who died. I had no idea how to live life and move on… but, I tried.. and eventually it got easier.
In my mind, my biggest accomplishment has been not letting this ruin my life.
Funniest Situation you’ve ever been in?
My first time on set was funny. I played Karla Faye Tucker on Executed with Deborah Norville and it was my first real acting job. I had NO idea what I was doing and randomly got cast as the lead because I somewhat resembled her. At first, the director would say things like “Open up to camera, Alyssa” and I finally stopped and explained that it was my first time on set and thankfully the crew was super patient and helpful with teaching me the lingo!
I wouldn’t say that I am especially unique. A lot of that is relative to where you live. For instance, I got a lot of modeling work when I lived in Nashville because a lot of women there are blonde… I just had something different to offer in that town.
Other than that, I think I am unique because I am tall, have high cheekbones, I’m confident, funny and witty…