Gabrielle Dennis

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Gabrielle Dennis
Gabrielle Dennis on the Valder Beebe Show.jpg
Gabrielle Dennis interviewed about The Bobby Brown Story in 2018
Born (1981-10-19) October 19, 1981 (age 39)
Ohio, U.S.
OccupationActress, comedian, singer, television host
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Peter Haskins(2006-Present)

Gabrielle Dennis is an American actress and comedian. Known mostly for her work in cable television series (The Game, Blue Mountain State, The Underground). Dennis starred in the Fox medical drama Rosewood alongside Morris Chestnut. In 2018, she began starring as Tilda Johnson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Luke Cage (2018).


Dennis is an American actress with a background in dance, theatre, stand-up comedy, and singing.

In 2008, Dennis won the role of Janay Brice on The CW comedy series The Game. After the show was canceled, 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, and The Marc Pease Experience. She played Denise Roy on Spike's Blue Mountain State. She also played on the Nickelodeon show Victorious as a girlfriend of Andre's.

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 is in a recurring role as Candace on the hit show Insecure.

Dennis played Whitney Houston in the BET miniseries, The Bobby Brown Story, which debuted in the United States and internationally in September 2018.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish Treyvonetta Video
2009 The 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 A 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 The 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 The Game Janay Brice 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
2017–2018 Insecure Candice Peña 4 episodes
2018–2019 S.W.A.T. Briana Harrelson Episode(s): Hoax, Patrol, The LBC
2018 Luke Cage Tilda Johnson Main cast
2018 Hell's Kitchen Herself Guest diner; Episode: "Families Come to Hell"
2018 The Bobby Brown Story Whitney Houston Main cast
2019 American Soul Tina Turner Guest
2019 A Black Lady Sketch Show Various Main cast

2020 Old Spice commercial


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