Was signed as a teen to Motown Records as part of the East Coast Family group, which included Boyz II Men. Brown performed on the mildly successful single "1-4-All-4-1" from the album The East Coast Family, Vol. 1.
Moved to Los Angeles after college and landed her first big role appearing in the gospel play His Woman, His Wife.
Secured her first television role---a two-episode appearance on Girlfriends---after sending a postcard to the show's casting director.
Worked on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh for four years, even though her character, Helen, was originally supposed to be a one-time role.
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States (BFA, 1994)