|Born||Charnele Ann Dozier
October 30, 1965
East Hampton, New York, U.S.
|Education||East Hampton High School
State University of New York at New Paltz
|Occupation||Actress, Fashion Designer, Singer|
|Spouse(s)||Eric Brown (m. 1987)|
Charnele Ann Brown (née Doizer; October 30, 1965) is an American actress, producer, and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as college student Kimberly Reese on the NBC sitcom A Different World (1988-93).
A 1984 graduate of East Hampton High School, Brown later attended the State University of New York at New Paltz. Where she studied acting with other notables, including Aida Turturro. Brown made her Broadway debut in 1988 as the first American member of the South African musical "Sarafina!" Other stage performances have included the roles of Polly and Delores in "The Trials and Tribulations of Stagger Lee Brown," Ruby in "The Lord's Will," Marty in "Sisters" and Mable in "My Diary."
After A Different World ended, Brown guest starred on sitcoms such as Living Single, Martin, and Girlfriends. She made a brief appearance in a movie titled How Ya Like Me Now? that starred Darnell Williams and Salli Richardson.
- TCM: Charnele Brown
- "A Different World's' Brown Speaks Out On Interracial Couples". Chicago Tribune. 1991-07-27. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
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