Yvette Lee Bowser

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Yvette Denise Lee Bowser

While still working as Yvette Denise Lee, Bowser started on A Different World in 1987 as one of a number of apprentices, rising in prominence in the production company over the years and eventually becoming producer by the 1991-92 season.[1] She left that show to take a position with Hangin' with Mr. Cooper.

Bowser created her own company, Sister Lee Productions, which produced or co-produced her later shows, Living Single and Half & Half. She has said in various interviews that she draws many of her characters and plots from personal experiences: "I just basically rip pages out of my diary to tell stories on TV." In the case of Half & Half, for example, the writer based the characters Mona and Dee-Dee on herself and an older half-sister, and plot ideas came from her experience as the youngest child in a blended family.[2]

Yvette Denise Lee married producer Kyle Bowser in 1994. The two worked together on Living Single, Half & Half, and For Your Love.[3] She graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1983 where she attended with Holly Robinson, who was a part of the Hangin' with Mr. Cooper cast, then attended Stanford University where, in 1986, she pledged the Xi Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.


  1. ^ Brown, Malaika. Sisterhood televised: Yvette Lee Bowser and the voices she listens to - creator and executive producer of the TV show, 'Living Single,' American Visions, April–May, 1995
  2. ^ Walker, Nicole. Two sisters, two different moms—TV's 'half & half' takes a fresh look at the blended black family (cover story), Jet, March 15, 2004
  3. ^ Holmes, Kristin E.The Bible's fresh voice, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 4, 2006

External links[edit]

Yvette Lee Bowser at the Internet Movie Database