Yvette Nicole Brown was born on August 12, 1971 in East Cleveland and was raised in the city of Warrensville Heights. She attended Warrensville Heights High School and is a graduate of the University of Akron. Yvette began a career in television acting in 2000, appearing in episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, House, That '70s Show, 7th Heaven, Girlfriends, Two and a Half Men, Entourage, Rules of Engagement and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her first regular role on a prime-time network series was Eartha Cleveland on The Big House, a 2004 ABC comedy that lasted only six episodes. That year also marked the beginning of her run as Helen on Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh series. Her films include singing sensation drama Dreamgirls, children's comedy Hotel for Dogs, romance-comedy-drama (500) Days of Summer and the action packed Repo Men. She is known for her long term role on NBC's Community as single mother and college attendee Shirley Bennett.
- Earned her first television role, a two-episode appearance on Girlfriends, after sending the show's casting director a postcard.
- Has her own user page on the Once Upon a Time Wiki.
- She portrayed Goldie Locksley on the Once Upon a Time Season Two DVD extra Good Morning Storybrooke.
- Was given the role of Ursula as a gift from the creators for being a fan of the show.
- Was signed as a teen to Motown Records as part of the East Coast Family group, which included Boyz II Men. She performed on the mildly successful single "1-4-All-4-1" from the album The East Coast Family, Vol. 1.
- Hosted the Once Upon a Time San Diego Comic Con panel from 2014 to 2017.
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- Yvette Nicole Brown on Wikipedia
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/yvette-nicole-brown/bio/209047
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://www.cleveland.com/tv-blog/index.ssf/2012/05/yvette_nicole_brown_brings_inspirational_messages_to_students_at_warrensville_heights_high_school.html
- ↑ screenshot) . "that's me, Mona! Are you applegirl? Did my message make any sense? Lol!" (
- ↑ screenshot) . "Well I auditioned for Helen. Voicing Ursula was a gift the kind creators of #OUAT gave me for being IN LOVE with the show ;)" (