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Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown had her start in entertainment while still in her teens after an impromptu audition for Michael Bivins of New Edition landed her a record deal with Motown Records. She was featured on the Motown album “The East Coast Family, Vol. 1,” which included the Top 20 single “1-4-All-4-1, and appeared as part of the East Coast Family on MTV, “Showtime at the Apollo,” VH1 and BET, all the while completing coursework that lead to a BFA degree from the University of Akron.

Recently, Brown finished a five-season run on the television series “Community.” Her other television credits include “Psych,” “House,” “Entourage,” “The Office,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Two and a Half Men,” on the Network, “Malcolm in the Middle” and “That ‘70s Show.” She had recurring roles on “Drake and Josh,” “Boston Legal,” “Girlfriends,” “Sleeper Cell,” “Half & Half” and “The Soul Man.”

Brown made her feature film debut in 2004 opposite Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates in the romantic comedy “Little Black Book.” She was next seen in the Michael Bay action film “The Island,” co-starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. Her additional film credits include the Academy Award-winning adaptation of “Dreamgirls,” “The Kid & I,” “Meet Dave,” “Tropic Thunder,” “The Ugly Truth,” “Repo Men” and “500 Days of Summer.” Most recently, she was seen in “Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters” where she played one of the mythical three fates.

Originally from East Cleveland, Ohio, Brown currently resides in Los Angeles. Her birthday is August 12. Follow her on Twitter at @YNB.