Gabrielle Dennis

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Gabrielle Dennis
Born (1981-10-19) October 19, 1981 (age 36)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Alma mater Howard University
Occupation actress, comedian, singer, television host
Years active 1990-present

Gabrielle Dennis (born October 19, 1981)[1] is an American film and television actress and comedian. Known mostly for her work in cable television (The Game, Blue Mountain State, The Underground). Dennis starred in the Fox medical drama Rosewood alongside Morris Chestnut.


Dennis attended The School for Creative and Performing Arts as a dance and theater major and later went on to graduate with honors from Howard University.[2] Dennis' first acting roles came in the television film A Mom for Christmas, starring Olivia Newton-John followed by A Rage in Harlem starring Gregory Hines, Robin Given, and Forest Whitaker. Both roles were extremely small. From 1998 to 2000, she served as a co-host on Teen Summit, a teenage talk show that aired on BET. In 2006, she appeared on Damon Wayans' sketch comedy show The Underground which aired on Showtime.

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. After the show was cancelled, fans campaigned for its return where Dennis was able to reprise her role for two more seasons on BET. During her stint on The Game she landed roles in the direct-to-DVD film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish starring Christina Milan and Holland Roden as well as The Marc Pease Experience starring Ben Stiller. Additionally she played Denise Roy on Spike's Blue Mountain State as Craig Shilo's girlfriend (Sam Jones). Her character was later removed from the series after Jones was written out due to his arrest on drug charges.

Dennis has since guest-starred on several series including Franklin & Bash, Bones, Justified, and Baby Daddy. In 2015, she landed the role of Pippy Rosewood, the toxicology expert and lesbian sister of Beaumont Rosewood (Chestnut) for Fox's Rosewood. Dennis' hobbies include singing, songwriting, and dancing. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she performs stand up in between acting gigs.



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish Treyvonetta Video
2009 Marc Pease Experience, TheThe Marc Pease Experience Tracey
2009 The Janky Promoters Female Fan
2011 Politics of Love Chelsea
2011 He's Mine Not Yours Brooke
2012 Back Then Bobby Jo
2012 Holly's Holiday Deena Television film
2014 Black Coffee Morgan
2014 Super Secret, AA Super Secret Short film
2014 Call Me King Leena
2015 My First Love Carmen


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Teen Summit Co-host Multiple episodes/seasons
2006 Underground, TheThe Underground Various Recurring role (11 episodes)
2007 Campus Ladies Lena Episode: "Barri & Joan Rush a Black Sorority"
2008 Kanye West and HBO Project Girl Television pilot
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 (20 episodes)
2010 Untitled Burr and Hart Project Tina Television pilot
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"
2013 What Would Dylan Do? Cherise Television pilot
2014 Justified Gloria Episodes: "The Kids Aren't All Right", "Good Intentions"
2014 Baby Daddy Valerie Banks Episode: "Curious Georgie"
2015 Bones Alana Jackson Episode: "The Psychic in the Soup"
2015 Born Again Virgin Kelly Television pilot
2015–2017 Rosewood Pippy 44 episodes
2018 Luke Cage Tilda Johnson Main cast
2018 Hell's Kitchen Herself Guest diner; Episode: "Families Come to Hell"


  1. ^ "Gabrielle Dennis Biography". Frost Snow. September 19, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Actress Gabrielle Dennis Graces The Cover Of "Inside Black Hollywood" This Week". 2008-04-28. Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 

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