Who Is Violet Brinson? What Is Known about the Rising Star of 'Walker'

Edduin Carvajal
Apr 29, 2022
04:00 A.M.
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Violet Brinson's outstanding performance in "Walker" has wowed international audiences, but she is not the only talented member of her family.


Born in February 2004, Violet Brinson made her debut in the entertainment industry in 2017 when she had a minor part in "The Veil."

One year later, she was cast as Kelsey in HBO's "Sharp Objects." The Texas native did what not many actors have done regardless of their experience: work with a family member.

April Brinson and Violet Brinson on June 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images


Violet Brinson's sister is April. She worked next to Violet in "Sharp Objects," portraying Jodes, a character so different from herself that it was challenging to play

Still, doing things she would never do in real life was fun. Violet loved working with her sister because it became a shared experience they could look back to. She added they would never get tired of hearing each other's stories from that project.


One of the most exciting stories dates back to before they joined the show. April and Violet sent the "Sharp Objects" casting directors separate audition tapes roller-skating (Jodes and Kelsey's favorite hobby).

The show didn't know they were sisters and were immediately attracted to their similarities and shared last names. They asked April's agent if she had a sister, but they didn't know and answered no.


April's agent then contacted her mom and learned about Violet and her audition tape, and everyone "got a good laugh" out of the situation. The Brinson sisters felt pride for getting through much of the audition process without anyone knowing they were related.

"Sharp Objects" executive producer and director Jean-Marc Vallee invited April and Violet to audition for the same role, and the sisters felt like tennis stars, Serena and Venus Williams. Luckily, Vallee gave them parts in the series.

["Sharp Objects"] made her realize she wanted to pursue acting full-time.


Violet Brinson's acting career made headlines again in March 2020 when she was cast as Stella Walker in "Walker," the reboot of the 1990s TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger." 

Starring Jared Padalecki, "Walker" follows Cordell Walker and his life back home after spending two years as an undercover agent. Apart from being suspicious of the circumstances of his wife's death, Cordell has to fix his relationship with his two children.


Violet Brinson's Stella is one of them. She is an intelligent and impulsive teenager going through an emotional rollercoaster who resents Cordell for being away for so long. 

Stella's brother, Arlo (Kale Culley), is two years younger and her polar opposite. He focuses on helping and pleasing his family and doesn't want to create chaos, but he cannot keep his emotions under control forever.


Violet confessed that although "Sharp Objects" was a defining moment in her life as it made her realize she wanted to pursue acting full-time, "Walker" shaped her as an actress.

Being part of the CW TV series taught her the importance of setting a positive tone amongst her fellow cast and crew. Violet Brinson also learned a lot from the seasoned actors she worked with. Way to go!