Brielle Barbusca is an American actress and model best known for portraying Debra Messing’s on-screen daughter in the romantic sitcom “The Starter Wife” on USA Network. She is a New Jersey resident who started performing at the age of three. She began her career doing commercials before making her screen appearance in the lone episode of the CBS courtroom comedy-drama “Queens Supreme.” In the science fiction thriller “The Forgotten,” which was released in 2004, Barbusca received her first major film part. She was subsequently cast in the TV series based on the miniseries after landing her breakthrough role as Jaden Kagan in it in 2007. Since then, she has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most gifted up-and-coming actors, and she has collaborated with people like Mindy Kaling, Kerry Washington, and Jim Parsons. Barbusca is busy on social media and has amassed more than 266 thousand Instagram followers in addition to over 23,000 followers on Twitter.
Brielle Barbusca’s Career
Barbusca played a kidnapped child in the ‘Queens Supreme’ (2003) series premiere. Then she made an appearance in the NBC crime thriller “Third Watch.” In the 2004 science fiction psychological horror thriller “The Forgotten,” she made her big-screen premiere. The movie, which starred Anthony Edwards, Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Gary Sinise, Alfre Woodard, and Linus Roache, was a financial triumph.
She was a member of the ensemble of the 2005 romantic comedy “Hitch,” which also featured Kevin James, Eva Mendes, and Will Smith. In the ABC comedy “Hope & Faith,” which starred Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa, she additionally played the recurring character Briana Melville. In the 2005 “House of Cards” episode of “Law & Order,” she was cast in an uncredited part. She was also a cast member of an unnamed Louis C.K. HBO project (2007).
Then, in 2007, she was cast in the USA Network drama “The Starter Wife,” which was adapted from the same-titled book by American author Gigi Levangie Grazer. Judy Davis, Miranda Otto, and Debra Messing were all featured in the show.
Jaden Kagan, the seven-year-old daughter of Molly Kagan (Messing) and her soon-to-be ex-husband Kenny Kagan, was portrayed by Barbusca in the film (David Alan Basche). She portrayed the character as the prototypical seven-year-old, whose top concerns were getting her parents back together and the toy of the moment.
She played the same character again in the brief TV series based on the movie and the book. The program gave her character a much more significant plot line. Ten segments were broadcast between the show’s October 10 debut and its December 12 finale.
From 2007 to 2009, she provided the voice of Bee for the cartoon children’s series “Wonder Pets” on Nick Jr.
Her next appearance was as a guest performer in “Royal Pains” on the USA Network. After that, she focused on her education for three years while taking a break from acting. In 2012, Barbusca made a comeback in the entertainment industry by participating in “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” That same year, she also acted in the short feature “Microeconomics.”
She appeared in six projects in 2013—the telefilm “Twang,” the ABC mockumentary family sitcom “Modern Family,” the Nickelodeon anthology series “Deadtime Stories,” the medical comedy-drama “The Mindy Project,” the ABC sitcom “Trophy Wife,” and the comedy-drama “Definitely Mel”—and was well on her way to making the successful transition from playing child roles to more mature roles.
In 2014, Barbusca played a recurring role in ABC’s political thriller “Scandal,” and in 2015, she made a cameo appearance on Fox’s “Bones,” a procedural crime drama. Over the following two years, she appeared in a number of minor parts. She was chosen to play Bonnie in the comedy-drama “Shameless” on Showtime, a US adaptation of the British TV show of the same name. She also featured in the family drama “The Fosters” on Freedom, the web series “Kings of Con,” and the Disney Channel show “Best Friends Whenever” in addition to these.
Barbusca appeared in two episodes of the comedic series “Young Sheldon” on CBS in 2017 as a cheerleader. She then appeared as a guest star in the procedural thriller “9-1-1” on Fox and played Sasha in the drama movie “Party Mom” in 2018. Her upcoming endeavors include the comedy series “Saturday at the Starlight” and the short film “Face Off.”
Brielle’s Individual Existence
Louie and Debra Lynn Barbusca welcomed Brielle Barbusca into the world on November 2, 1998, in New Jersey, the United States. She has Italian ancestry. Thomas, her sibling, and Chip Pemberton in the Fox sitcom “The Mick,” is also an actor. A talent agent spotted her photograph hanging on the wall of her uncle’s restaurant in New York City when she was three years old.
She started performing after he later got in touch with her mother. Before appearing in “Queens Supreme,” she first made appearances in a number of advertising ads. She has contributed to print and television advertisements for Coke, Barbie, Apple, and Netflix. Since 2015, she has been seeing American performer Ethan Cutkosky. On the set of “Shameless,” the pair got together.
Estimated Net Worth
Brielle is one of the wealthiest and most well-known TV actors. Our study of Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider revealed that Brielle Barbusca has a net worth of $5 million.