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Born: August 12, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession:

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Repo Men (2010)
3.
 Hotel for Dogs (2009)
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5.
 Ugly Truth, The (2009)
6.
 Tropic Thunder (2008)
7.
 Meet Dave (2008)
8.
 Island, The (2005) Cast
9.
 Kid & I, The (2005)
10.
 Little Black Book (2004) Production Assistant
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2003:
First television role, appeared on two episodes of UPN's "Girlfriends"
2004:
Made film debut in the romantic comedy "Little Black Book"
2004:
Cast as a series regular on ABC's short-lived "The Big House"
2004:
Landed a recurring role on Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh," as movie theater manager Helen Ophelia Dubois
2005:
Appeared in Michael Bay's futuristic thriller "The Island"
2006:
Landed a minor role as Curtis' Secretary in the film adaptation of the musical "Dreamgirls"
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"
2009:
Appeared in "The Ugly Truth," starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler
2009:
Cast as series regular Shirley Bennett on the NBC series "Community"
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Education

University of Akron: Akron , Ohio -

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