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October 19, 1981 |
|Alma mater||Howard University|
|Occupation||actress, comedian, singer, television host|
Gabrielle Dennis (born October 19, 1981) 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. 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.
|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||Super Secret, AA Super Secret||Short film|
|2014||Call Me King||Leena|
|2015||My First Love||Carmen|
|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|
|2018||Luke Cage||Tilda Johnson||Main cast|
|2018||Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Guest diner; Episode: "Families Come to Hell"|
- "Gabrielle Dennis Biography". Frost Snow. September 19, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
- "Actress Gabrielle Dennis Graces The Cover Of "Inside Black Hollywood" This Week". Pr-inside.com. 2008-04-28. Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2012-03-06.