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Yvette Nichole Brown
Yvette Nicole Brown
Gender: Female
Age: 52 Years Old
Birth: August 12, 1971
Role: Helen Dubois
Occupation: American Actress, voice actress, comedian, writer
Years Active: 1992-Present
SeasonsAppeared: All Seasons
FirstAppearances: Movie Job
LastAppearances: Dance Contest (series)

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Yvette Nicole Brown is an American Actress, voice actress, comedian, writer best known for playing Helen Dubois in Drake & Josh.


Yvette Nicole Brown was born on August 12, 1971, in East Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Warrensville Heights High School in 1989. Brown studied communication studies at the University of Akron and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in communication in 1994. While at Akron she was selected for initiation into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honors Society. She crossed into the University of Akron's Delta Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated on May 2, 1993. After graduating, Brown took acting classes in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Brown was inducted into Warrensville Heights High School's hall of fame in 2009. Brown serves on the SAG-AFTRA 2019-2021 National Board. Brown endorsed and campaigned for Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. She has been a critic of former U.S. President Donald Trump and then presidential candidate U.S Senator Bernie Sanders. During the 2020 general election, Brown, along with several of her Community castmates, made a campaign video in support of Joe Biden, entitled "Human Beings For Biden."


She had a recurring role on Drake & Josh as Helen, Josh's boss at the Premier Movie Theater. She appears in Victorious in the episode Helen Back Again as Helen Dubois, the same role she played in Drake & Josh. Her character left her job as a cinema manager to become the new Hollywood Arts High School principal. In Game Shakers, she guest starred as Helen in the episode, "Tiny Pickles", where Babe, Kenzie and Double G become the guests in her talk show "The Helen Show". She appeared as Shirley Bennett on the NBC comedy series Community. She currently appears as Dani on The Odd Couple. Brown starred in many television shows and films throughout her career. She starred as Shirley Bennett on the NBC comedy series Community and had a recurring role as Nora in the sitcom Mom. She has also appeared in television commercials for Hamburger Helper, Big Lots, Pine-Sol, Comcast, Aquapod, Shout, Fiber One, Yoplait Yogurt, DiGiorno Pizza, Dairy Queen, and Time Warner.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 His Woman, His Wife Renee Video
2003 180 Miles Away Other Woman Short
2004 Little Black Book Production Assistant
2005 The Island Harvest Nurse
The Kid & I Bunny
2006 Dreamgirls Curtis' Secretary
2007 The Neighbor Nurse
2008 Meet Dave Old Navy Saleswoman
Tropic Thunder Peck's Assistant - Peck's Office
2009 Hotel for Dogs Ms. Camwell
500 Days of Summer New Secretary
The Ugly Truth Dori Coleman
N.C.B.S Flashback Wife Short
2010 Repo Men Rhodesia
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Gray Sister #2
2014 Yellowbird Ladybug (voice)
2015 Don't Be a Drip Store Clerk Short
2016 Cuddle Party Allison Short
2017 Lemonade Mafia Kendra Anderson Short
DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games Principal Amanda Waller (voice) Video
Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain Principal Amanda Waller (voice) Video
Smartass Officer Neesy
2018 Love Ballad to Your Therapist Jan Grey, PHD Video short
Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High Principal Amanda Waller (voice) Video
DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis Principal Amanda Waller (voice) Video
The Last Days of TJ Staggs Executive Short
2019 Avengers: Endgame Phyllis Jenkins, S.H.I.E.L.D Agent
Always a Bridesmaid Pastor Althea Brody
Lady and the Tramp Aunt Sarah
2020 Spider-Man: Maximum Venom Head Administrator (voice) Short
2021 Broken Diamonds Cookie
2022 Disenchanted Rosaleen
Year Title Role Note
2002 For the People Server Episode: "Lonely Hearts"
Do Over Woman Episode: "Investing in the Future"
2003 Girlfriends Sherri Childs Recurring Cast: Season 3
2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm Stewardess Episode: "Opening Night"
The Big House Eartha Cleveland Main Cast
Two and a Half Men Mandy Episode: "Just Like Buffalo"
7th Heaven Leah Morris Episode: "Gratitude"
2004–07 Drake & Josh Helen Dubois Recurring Cast
2005 Fat Actress Woman in Restaurant Episode: "Big Butts"
That's So Raven Monica Episode: "Too Much Pressure"
That '70s Show Sgt. Davis Episode: "You're My Best Friend"
Hot Properties Oprah-Head Episode: "Waiting for Oprah"
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Female Security Agent #2 Episode: "Bride of Ida"
House Ellen Stambler Episode: "Sex Kills"
The War at Home Airport Security Episode: "The West Palm Beach Story"
Half & Half Ceci Recurring Cast: Season 4
Pepper Dennis Angela Howell Episode: "Pepper Dennis Behind Bars"
Sleeper Cell Fatima Recurring Cast: Season 2
2007 The Office Paris Episode: "The Return"
The Loop Agent Isabelle Episode: "Yeah, Presents"
American Body Shop Ms. Durant Episode: "Pilot"
Entourage Daily Variety Agent Episode: "Gary's Desk"
Boston Legal Doris Thumper Recurring Cast: Season 4
2008 'Til Death Roxie Episode: "Raisinette in the Sun"
Privileged Pam Episode: "All About the Haves and the Have-Nots"
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Helen Dubois TV Movie
Untitled Victoria Pile Project Mercedes Dewberry TV Movie
2009 Kath & Kim Clerk #1 Episode: "Competition"
True Jackson, VP Coral Barns Episode: "Company Retreat"
Rules of Engagement Mrs. Alberts Episode: "Voluntary Commitment"
Roommates Madam Saphire Episode: "The Tarot"
iCarly Art Student Episode: "iMust Have Locker 239"
Sherri Church Lady Episode: "There Is No 'I' in Church"
2009–15 Community Shirley Bennett Main Cast: Season 1–5; Guest: Season 6
2010–13 Pound Puppies Cookie / Additional voices Main Cast
2011 Victorious Helen Duwall Episode: "Helen Back Again"
CollegeHumor Originals Shirley Bennett Episode: "Save Greendale"
Chuck Buy More Employee Episode: "Chuck Versus the Hack Off"
2011–21 Family Guy Various voices 6 Episodes
2012 Community: Abed's Master Key Shirley Bennett (voice) TV Short
2012–16 The Soul Man Robyn Recurring Cast: Season 1–3, 5
2012–21 Talking Dead Herself 22 Episodes
2013 Shake It Up Madame Tiffany Episode: "Psych It Up"
Once Upon a Time Ursula (voice) Episode: "Ariel"
Community: Miracle on Jeff's Street Shirley Bennett (voice) TV Short
2014 Psych Hazel Lazarus Episode: "A Touch of Sweevil"
Melissa & Joey Calista Episode: "I'll Cut You"
BoJack Horseman Beyoncé, Pedestrian (voice) Episode: "Our A-Story is a 'D' Story"
Benched Donna Episode: "Brief Encounters"
2015 The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Herself/Panelist Episode: "Welfare Restrictions & Fast-Food Wages"
Hot in Cleveland Lily Episode: "Cleveland Calendar Girls"
Harvey Beaks M.O.M. (voice) Episode: "Randl's Scandl"
Last Man Standing Movie-Goer Episode: "Free Range Parents"
Game Shakers Helen Episode: "Tiny Pickles"
2015–17 The Odd Couple Danielle "Dani" Duncan Main Cast
2015–18 DC Super Hero Girls Principal Amanda Waller (voice) Main Cast
2016 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Herself/Special Guest Episode: "Yvette Nicole Brown"
Cupcake Wars Herself/Contestant Episode: "Celebrity: Medieval Cupcakes"
The Young and the Restless Lois Thompson 1 Episode
DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High Amanda Waller (voice) TV Short
Rizzoli & Isles U.S. Postal Inspector CJ Prescott Episode: "Post Mortem"
Star vs. the Forces of Evil Brigid (voice) Episode: "Star vs. Echo Creek"
2016–20 Elena of Avalor Luna (voice) Main Cast
2017 Cosplay Melee Herself/Hostess TV Series
Celebrity Family Feud Herself Episode: "Eva Longoria vs. George Lopez and Yvette Nicole Brown vs. Ashley Graham"
Regular Show The Seer (voice) Episode: "Meet The Seer"
Dr. Ken Amy Episode: "A Day In The Life"
The New Edition Story Shirley Bivins Main Cast
The Tom and Jerry Show Momma Mockingbird (voice) Episode: "To Kill A Mockingbird"
Lego DC Super Hero Girls Principal Amanda Waller (voice) Recurring Cast
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Judge Connie Monroe (voice) Episode: "The People vs. Fred Jones"
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Boat Maria (voice) Recurring Cast: Season 2
Bunnicula Mrs. Varney (voice) Episode: "Lucky Vampire's Foot"
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Lieutenant Valeria (voice) Recurring Cast: Season 2
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Captain Jackson #7 Episode: "Freezed"
2017–18 The Mayor Dina Rose Main Cast
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters Quick Charge/Sarah Kamen (voice) Episode: "Fast Times" & "The Breakout"
Puppy Dog Pals Daisy (voice) Recurring Cast: Seasons 1-2
2017–19 SuperMansion Portia Jones/Zenith (voice) Main Cast
2018 Sofia the First Sugar Plum Fairy (voice) Episode: "The Mystic Isles: Undercover Fairies"
Unsolved Lois Episode: "Tupac Amaru Shakur"
Lego Marvel Super Heroes - Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda Okoye (voice) TV Short
Most Likely To Markie McQueen TV Movie
Lego Star Wars: All-Stars Lieutenant Valeria (voice) Episode: "From Trenches to Wrenches: The Roger Story"
2018–19 Mom Nora Rogers Recurring Cast: Season 5–6
2018–20 New Looney Tunes Rhoda Roundhouse (voice) Recurring Cast
2019 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Herself/Guest Judge Episode: "Roast in Peace"
Weird City Glail Episode: "Below"
What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage Herself Episode: "Family"
Dear White People Evelyn Conners Episode: "Volume 3: Chapter V"
2019–21 The Loud House Mayor Davis (voice) Recurring Cast: Season 3-5
A Black Lady Sketch Show Judge Anita Harper 2 episodes
2020 The Masked Singer Herself/Guest Panelist Episode: "The Mother Of All Final Face Offs, Part 1"
The Big Fib Herself/Hostess 30 episodes
Gentefied Doctor Macer Episode: "Delfina"
Will & Grace Ru Episode: "New Crib"
Crossing Swords Sgt. Meghan (voice) Recurring Cast
The Rocketeer Chantel D'Avion (voice) 2 episodes
Spider-Man Head Administrator (voice) Episode: "Spider-Man Unmasked"
T.O.T.S. Cora Beakman (voice) Recurring Cast: Season 2
It's Pony Teacher (voice) Recurring Cast: Season 1
2021 Nickelodeon's Unfiltered Herself Episode: "As Seen On Burrito"
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Herself/Celebrity Contestant Episode: "Constance Zimmer, Maria Menounos & Yvette Nicole Brown"
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Herself Episode: "A Whole Lott of Mess"
Celebrity Game Face Herself/Contestant Episode: "Go Biggs or Go Home"
Call Me Kat Marlene Episode: "Business Council"
Ridley Jones Thoebe the Sphinx Episode: "Ridley's Babysitter Club/Riddle Me This"
Central Park Gina Tracker Recurring Cast: Season 2
American Dad! Various voices 2 episodes
Muppets Haunted Mansion The Driver TV Special
The Chicken Squad Captain Tully (voice) Main Cast
Fairfax Trini (voice) Recurring Cast
The Ghost and Molly McGee Dianne (voice) Episode: "The Turnip Twist/All Systems No"
Beebo Saves Christmas Turbo (voice) TV special
2021–present Big Shot Sherilyn Thomas Main Cast
2022 Blind Psychosis Kendra Murphy TV Movie

Awards and Nominations[]

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Community Nominated
2011 Gracie Awards Gracie Award of Outstanding Female Actor in a Support Role - Comedy Series Community Winner
2012 TV Guide Award Favorite Ensembble Community Winner
2012 Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Community Winner
2014 Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series Children's/Educational Pound Puppies Nominated
2016 Hollywood Reel Indpendent Film Fesetival Best Supporting Actress in Short Film Cuddle Party Winner
2017 Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short DC Super Hero Girls: Here of the Year Nominated
2017 Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Vocal Performances in a Television Series in a Guest Role Star vs. the Forces of Evil Nominated
2018 Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain Nominated
2020 Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Dear White People Nominated
2020 Black Reel Awards of Television Outstanding Guest Actress, Comedy Seriers Dear White People Nominated
2020 Image Awards(NAACP) Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Telvision) Always a Bridesmaid Nominated
2021 Hollywood Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama Big Short Nominated
2021 Online Film & Television Association Best Guess Actress in Comedy Series A Black Lady Sketch Show Nominated
2021 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guess Actress in a Comedy Series A Black Lady Sketch Show Nominated


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