Logan Browning

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Logan Browning
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Browning at WonderCon 2015
Logan Laurice Browning

(1989-06-09) June 9, 1989 (age 30)
Years active2004–present

Logan Laurice Browning (born June 9, 1989)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Samantha White in the 2017 Netflix satirical-drama series Dear White People. She is also known for playing Sasha in the 2007 film Bratz: The Movie, Brianna Ortiz in Meet the Browns, Jelena Howard on the VH1 series Hit the Floor, and Zora in the PlayStation Network series Powers. [2]

Early life[edit]

Browning was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is biracial with her birth mother white and her birth father is African American. Her adoptive parents are African American.[3] She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.[4][5]


Logan Browning while promoting the 2007 film Bratz: The Movie

She made her acting debut in the teen series Summerland as the character Carrie, and played Vanessa in the Nickelodeon series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide in 2005–06. She also appeared as the main love interest in Dijon Talton's video for the song "Wild Out".

In 2007, Browning starred as one of the main characters, Sasha, in the live-action theatrical feature Bratz: The Movie, based on the popular fashion doll line.

Browning joined the cast of Meet the Browns during the second season, replacing Brianne Gould as the character Brianna Ortiz. She makes a brief appearance in Prima J's "Rockstar" music video, as well as B5's music video "U Got Me". Browning had a recurring role on the Disney XD series Pair of Kings.

She appeared in two episodes of The Secret Circle, a TV series based on the novels of the same name by L.J. Smith. In April 2012, Browning was cast as Jelena Howard in VH1's Hit the Floor. Before "Hit the Floor", Browning was not a professional dancer. She was cast for her acting ability and trained for 8 months prior to the series filming.[citation needed]

Browning starred alongside her Hit the Floor co-star, Katherine Bailess, in the YouTube comedic series Shit Southern Women Say.[6] In July 2016, it was announced that Browning would star in the role of Samantha White in the Netflix satirical-drama series Dear White People.[7] In 2017, Browning was cast in the role of Lizzie on the Netflix horror film, The Perfection.[8] The film was released on May 24, 2019.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Bratz: The Movie Sasha
2013 Breaking at the Edge Sara
2015 Brotherly Love Trina
2019 The Perfection Lizzie
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Summerland Carrie 4 episodes
2005–2006 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Vanessa 5 episodes
2009–2011 Meet the Browns Brianna Ortiz Main role (Seasons 2-5); 106 episodes
2010–2013 Pair of Kings Rebecca Dawson 6 episodes
2011 The Secret Circle Sally Matthews Episodes: "Bound" and "Loner"
2013–2018 Hit the Floor Jelena Howard Main role (Seasons 1-4); 33 episodes
2014 Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse Shawn 2 episodes
2015 Powers Zora 10 episodes
2016 Survivor's Remorse Trina Guest star
2017–present Dear White People Samantha White Main cast
2018 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself, guest judge 1 episode (season 10)[10]


  1. ^ Logan Browning Archived December 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. crowhavenroad.org
  2. ^ "'Dear White People' actress Logan Browning on Hollywood and giving back". ESPN. February 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Breakfast Club: The Cast Of 'Dear White People' Talks Interracial Dating, Use Of The N-Word + More (Minute 26:40)". WWPR-FM Power 105.1.
  4. ^ Orenstein, Hannah (May 2, 2017). "11 Things You Didn't Know About "Dear White People" Star Logan Browning". Seventeen. New York City: Hearst Communications.
  5. ^ Lawrence, Vanessa (June 9, 2017). "Logan Browning on Race and Dear White People, Television's Most Necessary Show". W. New York City: Condé Nast.
  6. ^ "Southern Women Channel". YouTube. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "Netflix's 'Dear White People' Casts Brandon P. Bell & Logan Browning". Deadline. July 21, 2016.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 18, 2017). "'Dear White People' Star Logan Browning Joins Allison Williams In 'The Perfection'". Deadline Hollywood. Los Angeles, California: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Hasty, Katie (December 30, 2018). "Here's every 2019 movie release date so far". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  10. ^ Rudolph, Christopher (March 8, 2018). "Shania Twain, "Broad City" Stars And More Join The Judges' Panel On "Drag Race" Season 10". newnownext.com.

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