Yvette Nicole Brown (born August 12, 1971) is an American actress and comedian. She portrays Helen Dubois in Drake & Josh. She has the same role for another Dan Schneider show called Victorious in the episode Helen Back Again. She has appeared in various commercials, television shows, and films throughout her career. She appeared as Shirley Bennett on the NBC comedy series Community. She currently appears as Dani on The Odd Couple.