Bryant Acres


Our Story


Quinn Early

Quinn was born on Long Island, New York. He grew up in the theater where his mother, Dr. Ann Early, was a playwright. Quinn received an education in acting at a very young age. He always knew that he wanted a career in the performing arts, however had a detour along the way.  The NFL became his stage in 1988 when Quinn played wide receiver for 12 years. 

After retiring, Quinn worked in the sports nutrition industry and worked with kids helping them to achieve their athletic goals. In 2011, Quinn was inspired by his mother to get back into acting and stunt work. He appeared in his first movie in 2012 and has been working in film ever since. He became part of SAG/AFTRA in 2014 and has appeared in many films and television shows.

In honor of his mother Ann, Quinn will donate the proceeds from the sale of Bryant Acres to the Alzheimer’s association.


Ann Early

Ann was born in Tennessee in 1937, one out of eight children and her family moved to Detroit Michigan when she was in grade school. In 1956, Ann and her husband Judge moved to New York and began to raise a family. During these years, Ann wasn’t just a wife and mother, but also started a successful foundation. The foundation's focus was to help underprivileged youth have an opportunity to channel their talents and energy through the performing arts. Ann was a play writer and director. She built a very successful play group on Long Island called Writer’s in Residence. 

After raising her family, Ann decided to fulfill her promise to her grandmother, Big Mama by writing a book about the famed indentured servant Sherrod Bryant. Ann spent many years traveling to Tennessee where she did extensive research. Combined with the years of stories told to her by Big Mama, Ann completed her book. Unfortunately, she didn’t have an opportunity to complete her mission of telling this great American story. In 2008, Ann was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and passed away in 2013. Her youngest son Quinn promised her that he would tell the story of Sherrod Bryant. Quinn is gladly carrying the torch for his mother.