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Yvette Nicole Brown


Full Name
Yvette Nicole Brown
East Cleveland, Ohio
August 12th, 1971 (age 47)
Years Active

Yvette Nicole Brown (b. August 12, 1971) is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She played Helen Dubois in Drake & Josh, Victorious episode, "Helen Back Again", and Game Shakers episode, "Tiny Pickles"..

Early life and education Edit

Brown was born in East Cleveland, Ohio.

Brown studied communication studies at the University of Akron and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 1994. She became a sister of the Delta Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha as an undergrad at the university.

After graduating, Brown undertook acting classes in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Career Edit

Brown appeared as "Yvette" in the music video "1-4-All-4-1" by the East Coast Family, a Michael Bivins project, for Biv10 Records. Brown said of the experience, "It was a great run, but I guess music was just never meant to be for me."

Brown first appeared on commercials before entering television shows and films a few years later. She has since played roles on television shows such as The War At Home, Malcolm in the Middle, That's So Raven, and the U.S. version of The Office. She also had a recurring role as movie theater manager Helen Dubois in the Nickelodeon TV show Drake & Josh. Brown reprised the role in the season 2 episode of Victorious entitled "Helen Back Again." She also provides the voice of "Cookie" on The Hub's Pound Puppies.

Since 2009, Brown has starred as Shirley Bennett on the comedy series Community. Brown is very active with fans of the show on Twitter and in person at live events.

She has appeared in television commercials for Hamburger Helper, Big Lots, Pine-Sol, Comcast, Aquapod, Shout, Fiber One, Yoplait Yogurt, DiGiorno Pizza, Dairy Queen, and Time Warner. She has appeared on episodes of The Thrilling Adventure Hour as "The Troubleshooter" in the Sparks Nevada, Marshall On Mars series.

In 2012, Brown appeared as a celebrity contestant on GSN's version of The Pyramid with her fellow Community co-star Danny Pudi.

In 2014, it was reported that Brown joined the cast of the upcoming USA Network program, Benched. In addition to Brown, the cast also includes, Molly Shannon, Eliza Coupe, and Jay Harrington.