Sophina Brown

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Sophina Brown
Born (1976-09-18) September 18, 1976 (age 42)
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Henry Simmons (m. 2010)

Sophina Brown (born September 18, 1976) is an American television actress. She starred as Raina Troy in the CBS legal drama Shark from 2006 to 2008, and later joined the cast of another CBS drama, Numb3rs, playing Nikki Betancourt from 2008 to 2010.


Right after graduating from college, Brown got one of her first professional jobs in The National Tour of the musical Fame. Soon afterward, she made her Broadway debut in The Lion King. On television, she guest-starred on Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, before was cast as regular in the CBS legal drama series Shark opposite James Woods. The series ran from 2006 to 2008. Brown later was cast in the CBS drama series Numb3rs, wherein she played Nikki Betancourt, an "adrenaline junkie" and former "Loose Cannon" LAPD officer.[1] She joined the series in 2008 and remained to its finale in 2010.

In early 2010s, Brown has had number of guest-starring roles on television, include Castle, Brothers & Sisters, The Good Wife, and NCIS. From 2013 to 2014, she co-starred in the short-lived ABC Family series Ravenswood.[2] In 2016, Brown was cast in the NBC drama Cruel Intentions, based on the 1999 film of same name.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Brown was born in Saginaw, Michigan. She has a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan.[1]

Brown married actor Henry Simmons in May 2010.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Because I Said So Milly's Staff #1 / Matisse
2015 Synapse Aamina McDavitt
2015 Two Bellmen Sariah Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Strangers with Candy Sydney "Ask Jerri"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mrs. Williams "Secrets"
2001 The Education of Max Bickford Woman #1 "Hearts and Minds"
2003 Law & Order Dana "Absentia"
2003 Hack Tammi Anderson "True Lies"
2003-2004 Chappelle's Show Various Recurring role
2005 Committed Roberta "The Snow Episode"
2005 Numb3rs Bianca Styles "Scorched"
2006 Without a Trace Dr. Lydia Adams "Blood Out"
2006-2008 Shark Raina Troy Main role
2008-2010 Numb3rs Nikki Betancourt Regular role
2010 Castle Brooke Carver "Under the Gun"
2010 Brothers & Sisters Bitsy Fairbank "A Righteous Kiss"
2010 Law & Order: LA Julia Chaffey "Ballona Creek"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Jennifer Grear "Empty Quiver"
2011 The Good Wife Katrina Bishop "Ham Sandwich"
2012 Bones Melanie Carmichael "The Partners in the Divorce"
2013 NCIS Kelly Daniels "Chasing Ghosts"
2013-2014 Ravenswood Terry Beaumont Recurring role
2015 Scream Det. Lorraine Brock "Exposed", "Betrayed"
2016 Cruel Intentions Pilot
2017 Zoo Leanne Ducovney Recurring role


  1. ^ a b "". Archived from the original on 2010-03-13. 
  2. ^ Megan Masters. "'Ravenswood' Cast — Henry Simmons, Sophina Brown Land Recurring Roles - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "'Cruel Intentions': Sophina Brown To Co-Star In NBC Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Gerri Miller (October 17, 2011). "Henry Simmons Lightens Up: He plays it for laughs in Man Up!". 

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