Yvette Nicole Brown
In just a short time, Brown has emerged as one of the most sought-after character actresses in Hollywood, highlighted by memorable appearances on numerous hit TV shows, including: House, Entourage, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Two and a Half Men, Malcolm in the Middle, 7th Heaven, Fat Actress, Til Death, That's So Raven, Rules of Engagement, Privileged and That '70s Show among others. In addition, she has had recurring roles on Boston Legal, Girlfriends, Sleeper Cell, Half & Half and Drake & Josh. She also was a series regular on The Big House.
In 2004, Brown made her feature film debut opposite Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates in the hit romantic comedy Little Black Book. The following year, she returned to the big screen in the Michael Bay action film The Island, co-starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. Other film credits include roles in the Academy Award-winning adaptation of Dreamgirls; the comedy The Kid & I; and most recently, supporting roles in Meet Dave, opposite Eddie Murphy; Tropic Thunder, directed by Ben Stiller and starring Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey; and Hotel for Dogs, alongside Emma Roberts, Don Cheadle and Lisa Kudrow. In 2008, Brown reprised her role as Helen in the telefilm Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh, and she can be seen in the upcoming theatrical releases: The Ugly Truth with Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, and Cheryl Hines; Repossession Mambo, opposite Jude Law and Forest Whitaker; and 500 Days of Summer with Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Brown lives in Los Angeles and in her free time loves to read, knit, write music and watch TV.
Yvette Nicole Brown stars as Shirley, a sassy middle-aged divorcée, in NBC's comedy series Community.
Yvette Nicole Brown Facts
|Birthday||August 12, 1971 (50)|
|Birthplace||East Cleveland, Ohio, USA|