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Neil Brown Jr. Biography

Birth Name:
Cornelius C. Brown Jr.
Birth Place:
Orlanda, Florida, United States

Fast Facts

  • Studied martial arts growing up
  • First on-screen appearance came at the age of 14 on the martial arts show WMAC Masters, which launched his acting career
  • Cold-called casting director Sarah Finn to schedule a general audition, which led to him being cast in 2009's Fast and Furious
  • First audition for Straight Outta Compton flopped; he re-auditioned several months later and was cast as DJ Yella


  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated


  • Cornelius Brown -- Father
  • Carrie Brown -- Mother