Yvette Nicole Brown (born August 12, 1971) is an American actress and comedian. Brown has appeared in various commercials, television shows, and films throughout her career. Currently, she appears as Shirley Bennett on the NBC comedy series Community. Brown took two acting classes, one at the University of Akron, where she graduated, and the other in Hollywood. She appeared as 'Yvette' in the music video '1-4-All-4-1' by the East Coast Family a Michael Bivins project, for Biv10 Records. Said Brown 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.
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