Cocoa Brown

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Cocoa Brown
Farah Brown

October 9, 1972
Newport News, Virginia
Years active2005–present

Farah Brown (born October 9, 1972), known professionally as Cocoa Brown, is an American actress, writer and comedian.

Life and career[edit]

Brown was born as Farah Brown in Newport News, Virginia.[1][2] She attended and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also has a Master of Science degree from The University of Phoenix in Secondary Education.[3] Brown has performed in many different comedy stage shows including BET's ComicViewand One Mic Stand and Showtime at the Apollo.[2] 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.[2] 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.[4][5] The following year, she appeared in an supporting role in a comedy film Ted 2.[6][7]

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.[8] 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.



Year Film Role Notes
2003 Blue Moon M.C. Short film
2006 Mahoghany Blues Lawanza Short film
2008 Attitude for Destruction Sexy Reporter Direct-to-video
2008 Lakeview Terrace Bartender
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 Friendship! Polizistin
2010 Dad's Home Crossing Guard Television film
2010 I Want Candy Chantelle Short film
2014 The Single Moms Club Lytia
2015 Ted 2 Joy
2017 Chi Nu Legacy Professor Stewart
2018 The Other Side Wedding Planner
2019 His, Hers & the Truth Mrs. Smith
2019 Happy Thanksgiving Claudia
2020 Lethal Procedures Beverly Smith


Year Title Role Notes
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"


  1. ^ "Biography — Cocoa Brown". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "OWN Profile".
  3. ^ "DP List: Top comedians with roots in Hampton Roads". Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Nicholson, Amy (14 March 2014). "Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club Isn't Bad if you Bring a Bullshit Detector". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ Rapold, Nicolas (14 March 2014). "Motley Group Vents in 'Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club'". Retrieved 11 February 2018 – via
  6. ^ "Cocoa Brown Drops Off Laughs In 'Ted 2' - ComedyHype.Com - Social Comedy Network". 27 June 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  7. ^ The Real Daytime (12 December 2014). "Cocoa Brown Talks 'Ted 2' & Working with Seth MacFarlane". Retrieved 11 February 2018 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ Holtzclaw, Mike. "Comedian from Newport News takes dramatic turn on 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson'". Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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