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Yvette Nicole Brown
InfoboxYvetteNicoleBrown
Birth date: August 12, 1971
Birth place: East Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: Actress
Comedian
Education: Warrensville Heights High School
University of Akron
Website: Website


Yvette Nicole Brown (born August 12, 1971)[1][2] is an American actress and comedian, best known for her roles as Helen on Drake & Josh, Shirley Bennett on Community and Dani on The Odd Couple.[2][3] She provided the voice of The Seer on Regular Show.[4]

Early life

Brown was born in East Cleveland, Ohio in 1971 (though TV.com cites 1973 as her birth year).[2][1] She grew up watching sitcoms, quickly becoming a fan of them and dreaming of being on one herself.[2][5] As a teenager, she was a recording artist for Motown Records.[5] Brown attended high school at Warrensville Heights and graduated from Akron University in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Fine & Applied Arts degree.[6][5]

Career

Sitcoms

Brown started appearing on television regularly in 2000, acting on Malcolm in the Middle, That '70s Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm.[2] She had her first regular role on The Big House as Eartha Cleveland, though the series only lasted six episodes before being cancelled.[2] That same year, she earned another regular role, as Helen on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh, playing Josh's manager at the movie theater he worked at.[2][1] Brown continued appearing on various sitcoms, including Two and a Half Men, That's So Raven and The Office.[2] In 2009, Brown began appearing regularly on Community, playing Shirley Bennett; she departed the series in 2014 to care for her ailing father.[2][5][7] Soon after leaving Community, Brown became a regular on the sitcom The Odd Couple as Dani, which she currently stars in.[3]

Voice overs

Brown has also provided her voice for several cartoons, some being: Pound Puppies as Cookie, Bojack Horseman as Beyonce, Star vs. The Forces of Evil as Brigid and DC Super Hero Girls as Principal Amanda Waller.[8] Brown provided the voice of The Seer in the episode "Meet the Seer."[4]

Voice credits

Season 8

Personal life

Brown currently resides in Los Angeles, California.[5]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.tv.com/people/yvette-nicole-brown/biography/
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 http://www.cleveland.com/tv/index.ssf/2009/11/yvette_nicole_brown_an_east_cl.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://tvline.com/2014/10/04/yvette-nicole-brown-the-odd-couple-series-regular-cbs/
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Meet the Seer" voice credits.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 http://www.uakron.edu/race/keynote/yvette-nicole-brown.dot
  6. https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvette-nicole-brown-72463436
  7. http://www.tvguide.com/news/yvette-nicole-brown-1087724/
  8. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Yvette-Nicole-Brown/

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