Gabrielle Dennis

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Gabrielle Dennis
Born October 19, 1978 (36 years)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation actress, television host
Years active 1990–present

Gabrielle Dennis is an American television and film actress and television host. She is best known for her recurring role as Janay on the (formerly The CW) BET series The Game.[1]


Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Gabrielle attended Hughes High School and The School for Creative and Performing Arts. She is from the College Hill Neighborhood. Dennis attended Howard University where she earned a degree in theater.[2] Dennis' first acting role came in 1990 in the television movie A Mom for Christmas, starring Olivia Newton-John. From 1998 to 2000, she served as host on Teen Summit, a teenage talk show that aired on BET. In 2006, she had a role in the unsold Comedy Central pilot Three Strikes. That same year, she appeared on Damon Wayans' sketch comedy show The Underground Dennis has also been on Shake It Up . A Disney Channel program.

In 2008, Dennis won the role of Janay, friend of Malik Wright (Hosea Chanchez) and soon-to-be live-in girlfriend of Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall) on the CW series The Game. She has since had roles in the direct-to-DVD film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009), Hollywood Horror, and The Marc Pease Experience starring Ben Stiller. She did play Denise Roy on Spike TV's Blue Mountain State as Craig Shilo's girlfriend. Her character has been removed due to her co-star being written out of the show due to his recent arrest on drug charges .

Dennis can also be seen in a 2011 commercial for State Farm Insurance, also starring Selita Ebanks and former The Game co-star, Mehcad Brooks.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 He Can Get It Kyra Video
2005 Wickeds, TheThe Wickeds Kate Video
2006 Let's Talk Khalil's Wife Short film
2008 Drifter Miranda
2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish Treyvonetta Video
2009 Marc Pease Experience, TheThe Marc Pease Experience Tracey
2011 Politics of Love Chelsea
2011 He's Mine Not Yours Brooke
2012 Back Then Bobby Jo
2014 Black Coffee Morgan
2014 Super Secret, AA Super Secret Short film, completed
2014 Call Me King Leena Post-production
2015 "My First Love" Carmen


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Underground, TheThe Underground Various Recurring role (11 episodes)
2007 Campus Ladies Lena Episode: "Barri & Joan Rush a Black Sorority"
2008 Wizards of Waverly Place Candace Episode: "Quinceanera"
2008 My Name Is Earl Sassy Black Episodes: "The Magic Hour", "We've Got Spirit"
2008–2012 Game, TheThe Game Janay Recurring role (21 episodes)
2010 Untitled Burr and Hart Project Tina TV film
2010 Southland Michelle Hill Episode: "The Runner"
2010 Blue Mountain State Denise Roy Main role (13 episodes)
2012 Franklin & Bash Nicole Toomin Episode: "Summer Girls"
2012 Holly's Holiday Deena TV film
2013 What Would Dylan Do? Cherise TV film
2013 What Would You Do for Love Paula TV film
2014 Justified Gloria Episodes: "The Kids Aren't All Right", "Good Intentions"
2014 Baby Daddy Valerie Banks Episode: "Curious Georgie"
2015 Rosewood Pippy


  1. ^ Gabrielle Dennis at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Actress Gabrielle Dennis Graces The Cover Of "Inside Black Hollywood" This Week". 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 

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