Breanna Lynn
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Breanna Lynn

Burbank, California, United States

Burbank, California, United States
Band Country Singer/Songwriter


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"I'm Here" released on ITunes 2-11
"He's Here To Stay" released on ITunes 2-11



There’s a specific time in your life when you know what you want. Not the short term wants that come and go every day, but the something that you NEED to truly fulfill you and make you happy. That something is your life’s purpose, and I found mine at the age of twelve. The moment I realized what I loved to do, was when I stood on the stage in front of a crowd of thousands, accepting an award for “Best Young Actress of 2008”. That’s when I knew that my life’s purpose, my calling per say, was in the Entertainment Industry.
When I was just 2 years old, I am told that I was able to keep perfect pitch. My aunt was a very popular opera singer in Germany and would test me by singing a note. She tells me that I would copy that note perfectly in an octave higher or lower than the one she sang. It was like a little contest and I loved it!
As I grew up, I took years of piano lessons and started training my voice at the age of 9. I first picked up a guitar when I was 9 years old. My first guitar teacher was at my school and encouraged me to lead the kid’s worship band. So, my first performance was leading worship at my school in Elgin, IL at age 10. There was something magical about being on stage. It felt like that was what I was born to do!
I continued to perform by leading worship at my church, Willowcreek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. I was part of a group that sang and danced for the kids in Sunday School. This church has 30,000 members so our audience was quite large on the weekends!
When I was 11, my three little brothers and I were living in a middle class town in Illinois about 45 minutes from the city of Chicago. We lived in a beautiful house with everything we could want, and yet I knew something wasn’t right. I wasn’t truly happy. Though materially, I had everything I wanted, I was still miserable. I had slipped into a deep depression by the time I hit 12. I had very few friends, and I felt that I was not accepted at all in school. Later, I found that anyone who’s different, usually feels the same way. I was different, because I loved to sing and write poetry. I prayed all the time, begging God for a change. He answered my prayers and that change came through IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association).
Introduced to IMTA by a friend, I auditioned for a spot and was accepted to the training program in Schaumburg, IL. I found that I looked forward to each class more and more every week. They were my “light at the end of the tunnel”. IMTA was the one thing that kept me driven and helped me come out of the depression that had been sucking the life right out of me. During the many classes, I was taught how to act, model, and perform. In January, it was time to go to the actual competition located in LA. Of course I freaked out because I’d never been to Hollywood before and went all touristy when I got there. After touring, I started the week of competitions and auditions. I sung with a team of people, “Find Your Grail” by Spamalot, and did about 7 different acting competitions. At the end of the week they announced winners for each competition. Our team won for Team Sing, and I won “Young Miss Actress 2008” out of everyone there. Of course I cried (I’m quite emotional) and I thanked everyone over and over again. Looking back, my reaction was kind of embarrassing but hey, I’d never won anything before so I had an excuse!
After IMTA, my family had to decide what to do. They saw my gifts, knew that I couldn’t pursue them in Chicago, but had no idea how they could allow me to pursue them elsewhere. Everything we knew and owned was in Chicago! My dad owned a 20 year old company that supported our family and was terrified to leave it, but my mom said that whatever we did, we did as a family. According to my mom, raising our family as a team was a huge priority and she wasn’t about to split us all up. It took nine months of praying, strategizing and hard conversations, but we finally made a decision. Though some said it was crazy, and most looked down on my family for doing it, we all moved to California when I was 13 to let me pursue my dream of acting. My wonderful parents sacrificed so much to let me do what I loved and I will always be grateful.
We came to California, intending to stay for three months, but then instead stayed for 6. During that time, I signed with a good agent and manager, and found great coaches for acting, singing and guitar. When we finally went back to my hometown, we packed up our things and drove everything back to the little townhouse we bought in LA. Then we waited.
The waiting was the worst part. Everywhere I turned, I felt like I was hitting a wall. People kept telling me I had a gift, but I was too tall. I was 5’7 at 13! They wanted 13 year olds to play 10 year olds and I was only able to play older. As a result, I didn’t go out on many auditions. I jumped at any opportunity to act, but sadly, very few chances came my way