|Date of Birth||31 July 1978, Waukegan, Illinois, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
Tressa's feature film debut was the Robert Townsend film, The Five Heartbeats, in which was featured with R&B legend Patti LaBelle, on the movie's soundtrack for the song, "We Haven't Finished Yet". Her other film credits include Flatliners and Message In A Bottle. She also played the singing role of Ruth Brown in NBC's made for TV movie "The Little Richard Story."
Some of her extensive performances and appearances include BET (Teen Summit), ABC, Fox, CBS, and NBC. She toured with Motown legends The Dells promoting the film The Five Heartbeats and received rave reviews. She has shared stages with Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Howard Hewett, Dionne Warwick, Earth Wind, & Fire and Run DMC, just to name a few.
In 2001, Tressa completed an international tour performing for Royal Caribbean Entertainment (Cruise Lines) as the lead female vocalist, and was asked to sing "God Bless America" for a public memorial to the fallen heroes of the 9/11 tragedy - with Mayor Giuliani in attendance.
In 2007, she produced "The Yesterday Pool", a short film starring the legendary Academy Award winner Mickey Rooney. This film was also submitted for Academy Awards consideration in October, 2007, and has been featured in such publications as UPI, Reuters and Entertainment News Weekly. The film is an official selection of the 2009 Hollywood Black Film Festival.
Tressa is currently in pre-production on her 2010 Academy Awards short film submission, "I Gathered With..." - which she will produce and make her directorial debut.
In April 2009, Tressa is starring in "Back To Bacharach And David" at The Music Box @ Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA. The musical review is directed by acclaimed actress and comedian Kathy Najimy.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Assert Entertainment, LLC