A beautiful and talented black queen, Presilah Nunez has impressive credits on stage, TV, and film. Though you may best recognize her from The Haves And The Have Nots, the actress has been in the industry long before her stint on the Tyler Perry hit drama. She began exhibiting theatrical inclinations as a young girl and made a conscious decision to pursue her passion. Nunez has come a long way since her debut role, gently warming her way into the hearts of many. Check out all you need to know about the actress below.
Who Is Presilah Nunez?
A Massachusetts native born on February 18, 1980, Presilah Nunez was bred in the New England area. There is a dearth of information about Presilah’s parents, family, and educational backgrounds. However, the actress who has deep Latino roots is one of the two daughters born to her parents. She takes pride in her Dominican and Boricua heritage.
Nunez discovered her flair for performing arts from a young age, thanks to a musical theatre camp she attended at age 9. Nonetheless, Presilah did not begin performing until her high school days. As a teenager, she participated in several of her school’s theatrical productions. Despite an admission offer from Boston College, the actress made a voluntary decision to ditch college which surprisingly was accepted by her parents. She has a very supportive family who believed in her theatrical potentials and encouraged her to pursue her passion instead.
Presilah Nunez later relocated to NYC where she first honed her skills for the competitive industry while also auditioning for roles. She debuted as a stage actor and one of her early career credits was a role in Fame. Though the spot in the theatrical production may not have given Presilah the fame she desired, it was quite fulfilling and an eye-opener as it afforded her the opportunity to tour around China. Nunez’s breakout role was that of Vanessa in the Lin-Manuel Miranda play, In The Heights. It was on the Tony Award-winning national Broadway production that the actress gained a wider audience.
Presilah’s talents are not just limited to the theatre; she has impressive screen credits. Her most notable TV work to date would arguably be The Haves and the Have Nots, where she played the role of Erica. Nunez originally joined the Tyler Perry series in 2015 as a guest star but her character’s stint was later extended and she remained a recurring cast member until her unexpected exit in 2018.
Besides the OWN series, Presilah Nunez can also be recognized for her recurring roles on other hit series including Dear White People, Secrets and Lies, as well as Designated Survivor. She also has a guest role credit on NCIS. In addition to acting, Nunez has worked behind the scenes, directing a few minor projects. Though she may be looking to spread her tentacles in the entertainment industry in the nearest future, Presilah is more focused on acting for now. The talented and hard-working actress holds so much promise for her fans as she continues to grace our screens.
Other Facts About The Haves And The Have Nots Actress
1. Nunez got her breakthrough on stage and she is considered a musical theatre star. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the thespian regards Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, The Last Five Years, and Ragtime as some of her all-time favorite musicals.
2. Presilah Nunez may not have picked up many prestigious awards yet but she is perhaps a few steps away. Following her remarkable stage performance in the Broadway production, In the Heights, the talented actress earned herself a nomination for the My Theatre Awards.
3. In her early career days, Presilah was known to be quite discreet with details of her love life as there were no records of her dating history. But the beautiful actress has become more open lately. Nunez is not yet married but her heart is already taken. The actress and her co-star (Brett Davis) on The Haves and the Have Nots are actually an item offscreen.
The couple met on the set of the hit drama and began dating soon after; they have remained inseparable ever since. In fact, they have taken their relationship to the next level after getting engaged in 2018. The lovebirds are, however, taking things slowly and are reportedly making plans to tie the knot in the year 2020. The happy couple shares a pet dog together and does not hesitate to flaunt pictures of their romance on the internet.
4. Presilah Nunez is sans-kids for now. Though speculations recently surfaced alleging that she was pregnant with Brett Davis’ child, the actress has dismissed the rumors.