Born in Chatham County, Brenda Lindsey Womble started teaching in the private and public educational systems in 1980 and is currently employed at NCCU in the Department of Mass Communication where she teaches Elements of Speech. Having written and staged over a dozen full-length plays, she became an award-winning, nationally known actress, director, and playwright. In her early theatrical years, she won a casting role, "The Traveling Menagerie" directed by the late Jim Henson, producer and director of Sesame Street. Womble declined the role to teach at NCCU.
In 1991, one of her stage plays aired nationwide and was viewed internationally in Europe and Asia. Womble's other works consist of novels, A CRACK IN THE WALL and GUNS OF AVA. She won a Broadway showcase in 2000 with an excerpt of A CRACK IN THE WALL", and went on to pitch to Hollywood producers in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Brenda's screenplay, TWO LETTERS (the Ken Dula Story) was filmed as a short documentary and was published in the required textbook of Arts and Humanities at the university. Womble loves teaching as says her students inspire her creativity.
Womble has one child, Dedrick, who followed in her footsteps and teaches at the American University School of Kuwait. He lives with his wife, Kimberly and their daughter, Syndi. Womble resides in Chapel Hill, NC.