Originally from Miami, Florida, Briana graduated with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Theater Acting from the University of Southern California. Having not acted prior to graduating high school, performing in a "Poetry Out Loud" competition led to her love affair with the exchange that takes place when an artist and an audience are in the same space. While attending USC, Briana landed a recurring role on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Her other television credits include: UNDATEABLE, JANE THE VIRGIN, STITCHERS, IT HAD TO BE YOU, SHAMELESS, and INSECURE. Before beginning her acting career, Briana dabbled in the fitness world – working as an instructor at the popular, indoor cycling company Soul Cycle.