October 9, 1972
Newport News, Virginia
Farah Brown (born October 9, 1972), known professionally as Cocoa Brown, is an American actress, writer and comedian.
Life and career
Brown was born as Farah Brown in Newport News, Virginia. She attended and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also has a Master of Science degree from The University of Phoenix in Secondary Education. Brown has performed in many different comedy stage shows including BET's ComicViewand One Mic Stand and Showtime at the Apollo. She later began appearing on television, playing guest starring roles on ER and Breaking Bad.
In 2011, Brown was cast in the Oprah Winfrey Network comedy series Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse playing the role of Jennifer, Tasha Smith's character best friend. The series ran for six seasons. In 2014, she played the leading role alongside Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Zulay Henao and Amy Smart in the comedy-drama film The Single Moms Club. She received positive reviews for her performance. The following year, she appeared in an supporting role in a comedy film Ted 2.
In 2016, Brown played the role of juror Jeanette "Queen B" Harris in the FX drama series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story produced by Ryan Murphy. In 2018, she worked again with Ryan Murphy, playing the recurring role of Carla Price opposite Connie Britton and Mariette Hartley in the Fox drama series 9-1-1.
|2003||Blue Moon||M.C.||Short film|
|2006||Mahoghany Blues||Lawanza||Short film|
|2008||Attitude for Destruction||Sexy Reporter||Direct-to-video|
|2008||An American Carol||Airport Security Guard 1|
|2009||Robbin' in da Hood||Mae Mae||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Dukes and the Dutchess||Raven Dukes|
|2010||Dad's Home||Crossing Guard||Television film|
|2010||I Want Candy||Chantelle||Short film|
|2014||The Single Moms Club||Lytia|
|2017||Chi Nu Legacy||Professor Stewart|
|2018||The Other Side||Wedding Planner|
|2019||His, Hers & the Truth||Mrs. Smith|
|2020||Lethal Procedures||Beverly Smith|
|2004||The Young and the Restless||Woman #4||1 episode|
|2004||Las Vegas||Lady Behind The Counter||Episode: "Tainted Love"|
|2007||ER||Judy||Episode: "From Here to Paternity Esinam"|
|2009||Breaking Bad||Mail Lady||Episode: "Peekaboo"|
|2009||Secret Girlfriend||Jamilla||Episode: "You Try to Make Some Internet Cash"|
|2011||Victorious||Nurse||Episode: "Tori Gets Stuck"|
|2011||2 Broke Girls||Woman||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2012||Austin & Ally||Security Guard||Episode: "Rockers & Writers"|
|2011–2017||Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse||Jennifer||Series regular, 162 episodes|
|2012||GCB||Chardonnay||Episode: "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"|
|2012||The Soul Man||Sister Williams||Episode: "Lost in the Move"|
|2013||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Female Neighbor||Episode: "The Scarlet Neighbor..."|
|2013||Mr. Box Office||Midge||Episode: "The Golden Apple"|
|2013||Psych||Big Wendy||Episode: "Deez Nups|
|2015||K.C. Undercover||Big Ange||Episode: "Operation Other Side Part 1"|
|2016||American Crime Story||Jeanette "Queen B" Harris||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2017||Marlon||Nurse Patrice||Episode: "Hospital Party"|
|2018–2019||9-1-1||Carla Price||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2019||The Neighborhood||Regina||Episode: "Welcome to Bowling"|
- "Biography — Cocoa Brown". cocoabrown4life.com. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- "OWN Profile". oprah.com.
- "DP List: Top comedians with roots in Hampton Roads". dailypress.com. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
- Nicholson, Amy (14 March 2014). "Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club Isn't Bad if you Bring a Bullshit Detector". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- Rapold, Nicolas (14 March 2014). "Motley Group Vents in 'Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club'". Retrieved 11 February 2018 – via NYTimes.com.
- "Cocoa Brown Drops Off Laughs In 'Ted 2' - ComedyHype.Com - Social Comedy Network". 27 June 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- The Real Daytime (12 December 2014). "Cocoa Brown Talks 'Ted 2' & Working with Seth MacFarlane". Retrieved 11 February 2018 – via YouTube.
- Holtzclaw, Mike. "Comedian from Newport News takes dramatic turn on 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson'". Retrieved 11 February 2018.