Yvette Nicole Brown

Her cherubic, wide-eyed visage made her a regular in American households via a flurry of national television commercials in the 2000s, but few knew her name until Yvette Nicole Brown joined the mismatched ensemble of ... Read more »
Born: 08/12/1971 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Community 2009 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

Hollywood Game Night 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melissa & Joey 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Soul Man 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Yellowbird 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013 (Movie)

Gray Sister #2 (Actor)

Repo Men 2010 (Movie)

Rhodesia (Actor)

The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

(500) Days of Summer 2009 (Movie)

New Secretary (Actor)

Hotel for Dogs 2009 (Movie)

Ms. Camwell (Actor)

Kath & Kim 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ugly Truth 2009 (Movie)

Dori (Actor)

'Til Death 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

Peck's Assistant (Actor)

Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Drake and Josh 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Loop 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

Curtis' Secretary (Actor)

The Island 2005 (Movie)

Harvest Nurse (Actor)

The Kid & I 2005 (Movie)

Bunny (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

Production Assistant (Actor)

The Big House 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Benched (Tv Show)

Actor

Deal With It (Tv Show)

Actor

The Odd Couple (Tv Show)

Actor

Welcome to the Family (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Her cherubic, wide-eyed visage made her a regular in American households via a flurry of national television commercials in the 2000s, but few knew her name until Yvette Nicole Brown joined the mismatched ensemble of NBC's hit sitcom "Community" (2009- ). An Ohio native, Brown flirted early with a musical career, before she found herself peculiarly attractive to commercial casting agents. Beginning in 2003, Brown began racking up an impressive array of national TV spots for such major brands as Pine-sol, CitiBank, Hallmark, DiGiorno, Best Buy and Hamburger Helper, among many others. After a short-lived sitcom stint on "The Big House" (ABC, 2004), she picked up a recurring role on the Nickelodeon series "Drake & Josh" (2004-07), supplemented with a bevy of television guest roles, often portraying plainspoken or brassy blue-collar characters. In 2009, she landed a regular cast job as the pious Shirley Bennett, the sweet-natured soul of the hodgepodge of community college goofballs on "Community," which quickly became a staple of NBC's successful Thursday night comedy line-up. Seemingly omnipresent but anonymous for years on the airwaves, Brown endeared herself as fan favorite on one of most-watched blocks of American television.

EDUCATION

University of Akron

Akron , Ohio

Milestones

2009

Cast as series regular Shirley Bennett on the NBC series "Community"

2009

Appeared in "The Ugly Truth," starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler

2008

Reprised role of Helen Ophelia Dubois for the holiday movie "Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh" (Nickelodeon)

2008

Made a cameo as Matthew McConaughey's assistant in "Tropic Thunder"

2006

Landed a minor role as Curtis' Secretary in the film adaptation of the musical "Dreamgirls"

2005

Appeared in Michael Bay's futuristic thriller "The Island"

2004

Cast as a series regular on ABC's short-lived "The Big House"

2004

Made film debut in the romantic comedy "Little Black Book"

2004

Landed a recurring role on Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh," as movie theater manager Helen Ophelia Dubois

2003

First television role, appeared on two episodes of UPN's "Girlfriends"

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