Yvette Nicole Brown – Famous Actress

Who is Yvette Nicole Brown?

Yvette Nicole Brown is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in Community, The Odd Couple, and Drake & Josh.


August 12, 1971


East Cleveland, Ohio, the United States of America



Personal Life

Brown graduated from the University of Akron in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. She would go on to take acting lessons in Hollywood.

Professional Life

Brown began her career appearing in music videos and then commercials. Then, she started appearing in series with shows such as The War at Home, Girlfriends, Malcolm in the Middle, That’s So Raven, Half & Half, and others. In particular, she had a recurring role on the popular Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh, playing Helen Dubois. The character would return in Victorious and become a staple of Nickelodeon comedies thanks to Brown’s memorable performance.

In 2009, Brown played Shirley Bennett in Community, the cult sitcom. She stayed with five seasons but left before it ended to care for her father. Her character was part of the main cast.

In 2014, she was cast as a recurring character on Benched. She was also made a regular on The Odd Couple. In addition, the actress has appeared regularly on Talking Dead, also serving as a temporary host on the series, and hosted the series Cosplay Melee from Syfy.

Brown played Judge Anita Harper in A Black Lady Sketch Show. The role earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Awards as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

In 2019, Brown wrote the comedy Always a Bridesmaid. The comedy starred Jordan Calloway and Javicia Leslie, featuring Brandon Micheal Hall and Richard Lawson as well.

In 2021, Brown was cast in Call Me Kat, a sitcom starring Mayim Bialik as a middle-aged woman who opens a cat café. She played Marlene in the episode Business Council.

In addition to her extensive acting catalog, Brown has done a lot of voice acting for adult animated series and kids cartoons as well. Some notable mentions include Ridley Jones, Crossing Swords, Central Park, New Looney Tunes, Elena of Avalor, and many more.

Brown is known as an exceptional comic actress with dramatic chops as well, and she has also worked as a producer, director, and writer. Some of her most famous roles include her showing off her various talents. Her comedic timing, delivery, and likeability have made her performances into many a fan-favorite character.


Frances Callier played Helen Dubois in Drake & Josh for one episode.

Brown’s performance in A Black Lady Sketch Show earned her a Primetime Emmy Nomination.

Yvette Nicole Brown is a super fan of The Walking Dead, the long-running zombie franchise. As a result, she has been involved with The Talking Dead. For the mobile game The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, a character was created to honor her love of the series, as the character shared her name and likeness.

Brown studied communications and acting.

She is the youngest child in her family.


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