The last Black actress to achieve this feat was Isabel Sanford in 1981 for her role in “The Jeffersons.”
Brunson, known for her multifaceted role as an actress, creator, and writer, secured the prestigious award for her performance in the ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary,” a show she not only stars in but also created.
“I love making ‘Abbott Elementary’ so much, and I am so happy to be able to live my dream and act out comedy,” said an elated Brunson.
Clutching her well-deserved Emmy, she continued to express gratitude, saying:
This historic win adds another accolade to Brunson’s impressive career. Not only is she the first Black woman to win the Emmy for best comedic actress in over four decades, but she is also a two-time Emmy winner.
Brunson’s groundbreaking achievements have also earned her additional nominations at the 75th Emmy Awards. She is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting an episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and “Abbott Elementary” is in the running for the outstanding comedy series Emmy.