Artist Bio

Gwendolyn Briley-Strand holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Fordham University and has performed as a professional actor on stage, television, and film for over 30 years.

Ms. Briley-Strand has been performing Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One since 1993. She has performed for hundreds of schools and organizations in more than 25 states. Her phenomenal acting skill brings the courageous Harriet Tubman and multiple other characters to life right before your eyes. This awe-inspiring and dynamic one-woman show celebrates the life of this great American unlike any other Harriet Tubman presentation because it was written from the pure facts of Tubman’s life.