Sophina Brown

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Sophina Brown
Born (1976-09-18) September 18, 1976 (age 39)
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Television, stage actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Henry Simmons (2010–present)[citation needed]

Sophina Brown (born September 18, 1976) is an American actress best known for her starring role as Nikki Betancourt on the CBS drama series Numb3rs.

Early life[edit]

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


Right after graduating from college, Sophina got one of her first professional jobs in The National Tour of the hit musical Fame. Soon afterward, she made her Broadway debut in The Lion King. She has made numerous guest appearances on television series.[2]

Brown had a starring role on the CBS drama series Numb3rs, wherein she played Nikki Betancourt, an "adrenaline junkie" and former "Loose Cannon" LAPD officer.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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 Education of Max Bickford, TheThe 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 Good Wife, TheThe 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"


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