The Life and Career of Bree Essrig: Age, Height, Siblings

Bree Essrig is an American actress, writer, internet personality and model, who’s probably known best for her YouTube channel BREEessrig. She also regularly appeared in the now-defunct current events and news YouTube channel, “SourceFed.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Breana Danielle Essrig was born under the Taurus zodiac sign on 21 April 1990, in Los Angeles, California, and is 33 years old as of 2023. She is the daughter of the actor Michael Essrig, whose professional name is Michael McCabe; she hasn’t disclosed the name of her mother.

Bree was brought up alongside her younger sister, Shannon Essrig, and attended a local high school in Los Angeles, and thereafter enrolled at the internationally acclaimed Idyllwild Arts Academy to study theater and improvisation.


Bree has over 45 acting credits to her name. One of her earliest performances was in the Jeff Phillips-directed 2010 drama movie “@urFRENZ,” which won four Method Fest Awards. In 2009 and 2010, she appeared in four episodes of the TV program “Totally Sketch” and in the same year, played a cheerleader in an episode of YouTube’s “Shane Dawson TV,” which stars the famous YouTuberacting in short skits, film trailer and music video parodies. From 2010-2014, Bree appeared in four episodes of the two-time Streamy Award and International Academy of Web Television Awards-winning horror anthology web series “BlackBoxTV Presents,” which aired on YouTube, alongside Nikki Limo, Phillip DeFranco and Shane Dawson.

In 2011, Bree appeared in three short films, including “Friends Forever” and “How Shananay Stole Christmas”. One of her next most important performances was in the web series “Gilliam & Scout,” which follows the adventures of the titular characters, appearing in 31 episodes and sharing the screen with the YouTuber and actor, Steve Green. Concurrently, Bree appeared in five episodes of the TV series “Powerhouse,” which follows the adventures of three roommates, two of whom have superpowers.

In 2012, Bree portrayed Alex in eight episodes of the TV miniseries “Silverwood: Final Recordings”, then continued by appearing in short films and in single episodes of several TV series, such as “Game Over” and “The Flipside” both in 2013.

In 2014, Bree voiced Mia in 15 episodes of the animated series “Knights in Hyrule.” Two years later, she appeared in the Film Independent Spirit Awards-nominated comedy sketch series “Nuclear Family,” which parodies internet trends and pop culture, portraying multiple characters in 45 episodes. Her following appearance was in two episodes of “Search Bar” in 2017, and seven episodes of the comedy “Like and Subscribe” in the year that followed. Bree later appeared in an episode of the series “Welcome to Daisyland” in 2019, the short film “Palm Swings” in 2021, and most recently in the 2023 sci-fi and punk rock  film “Free LSD,” which starred Jack Black, Davey Havok and James Duval.

Writing, Producing, and Directing

Bree wrote and directed 31 episodes of the TV series “Gilliam & Scout” in 2011 and 2012.

In 2014, she wrote an episode of “Pop Trigger” and in 2016, she wrote 25 episodes of the TV series “Nuclear Family”, and produced two and directed three episodes of the series. Moreover. Bree wrote and produced the short film “When Instagram Becomes Sentient” in 2019, and in 2021, she produced the short film “Palm Swings,”

YouTube Channel

On 13 May 2009, Essrig launched her YouTube channel on 13 May 2009, posts comedy sketch and spoken word poetry, and advice vlogs that deal with topics such as mental illness, sexual assault, and bullying.

She uploaded her first video “THINGS I DO WHEN MY BOYFRIEND’S NOT HOME!” on 2 July 2010; some of her most popular videos are “DO YOU WANNA DO SOME BLOW, MAN? FROZEN PARODY” (uploaded on 23 July 2014) and “Palm Swings – Short Film” (uploaded on 15 October 2021), which have over 10.6 million and 2.8 million views respectively. Essrig has around 290,000 subscribers and has uploaded 120+ videos, which have accumulated around 24 million views as of late 2023.

Bree co-hosted the YouTube pop culture and news channel, ‘PopTrigger’ from 2012 to 2015.

From 2015-2017, she served as the writer and host of the news website and YouTube channel, “SourceFed.”

Other Works

Essrig worked in the make-up department of the short films “Flatter” in 2006, and “Cessation” in 2009. She also worked in the art department of the short film “Salesman.”

Essrig has contested in the bimonthly fashion magazine, “Seventeen.” She has also been in Nicholas White’s “The Daily Dot,” the popular culture news and entertainment website ‘Uproxx’, and has also contributed to the American filmmaker and actress, Elizabeth Banks’ website, ‘WhoHaha.’ Moreover, she has been featured on the website, “Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls,” which seeks to help young women solve life challenges in a funny and informative way. Bree has also appeared as a host, celebrity influencer guest, and commentator at numerous conventions and festivals.

Awards and Nominations

Out of the five award nominations she’s received, Bree has won two, IndieX Film Festival Awards in the categories of Best Dark Comedy Short and Best LGBTQ Short – for her role in the short film “Palm Swings” in 2021. She was nominated for the same award for Best Dark Comedy for her role in “The Divorcing which also saw her nominated for the Independent Shorts Award for Best Dark Comedy and Top Shorts Film Festival’s Honorable Mention, both in 2020.

Other Social Media Platforms

Bree is active on Instagram (@breeessrig) with over 505,000 followers. She joined Twitter (@BreeEssrig) in March 2009 and has accumulated over 82,000 followers.

Personal Life

Bree is openly bisexual; she came out in 2013 in the political news talk show “The Rubin Report.” She’s dated the YouTuber, actor, writer and director Steve Green (May 2009-2013), whom she appeared alongside in “Gilliam & Scout.” Green is currently married to the “Smiley” and “How I Met Your Mother” actress, Nikki Limo – the duo exchanged vows on 28 May 2017. Bree is rumored to have been in a romantic relationship with her “SourceFed” co-host, Steve Zaragoza. She is unmarried without any children, as of late 2023.

Bree is an advocate against bullying and sexual assault.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Bree is of Caucasian ethnicity and has a pair of blue eyes and long red hair. She is 5ft 3ins (1.60mm) tall, weighs approximately 115lbs (52kgs), with vital statistics of 35-24-35.

Net Worth

Bree’s main source of income is her acting, producing, and directing career. She also earns through her YouTube channel and brand endorsement deals, and is worth approximately $500,000, as of late s2023.

Martha Clifford

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