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Yvette Nicole Brown

Community, Elena of Avalor, The Odd Couple, DC Super Hero Girls, Talking Dead, Cosplay Melee

 

When you were a child, what is it you wanted to become?

A singer or a kindergarten teacher

 

How did your friends/family react when you told them you wanted to be an actress?

They were supportive but had no idea how I'd manage to break in. Neither did I. Lol!

 

What aspects of your job do you like best/least? 

Best: getting to make people laugh or think.

Worst: early morning call times on set.

When was the last time you laughed so hard/much that you ended up crying?

On the phone this morning talking to my friend Loni Love. 

What serves as the greatest motivation for you in your daily life?

Getting a "Well done" from the Lord should I be blessed to meet Him when this is all said and done.

What makes you happy?

Kindness in all its forms. Caring for others. Seeing folks put someone else first.

 

What was the last book you recommended to a friend?

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

How do you define success?

Success to me is 1) a clear conscience 2) Enough provision to provide for yourself and your loved ones 3) The ability to give back to those in need in a meaningful way 4) A career that lines up with your Calling 

How do you bounce back after a personal defeat?

Three things in particular Talking it over with Jesus. The scripture Jeremiah 29:11 and ANY CD by CeCe Winans (or any song from "Pages of Life" by Fred Hammond). These things are foolproof!

Describe yourself in five words:

grateful, humble, prayerful, kind, woke

 

What, if anything, do you regret?

Two things 1) that I didn't go to Howard University. I was accepted and even got housing (which was tougher to get than acceptance in those days! Lol!) but my mom felt DC was too far from home. 2) Not pursuing acting as soon as I moved to LA. I was too scared to try at first. BUT everything happens for a reason and I can see things in my life that never would have happened if I had not gone to The University of Akron  (the school where I earned my degree) or if I had started acting immediately. There are blessings and lessons everywhere. I've found that everything in life is best in God's Hands and Time.

 

How do you handle criticism when it comes your way?

I consider the source. If it's from someone I respect and comes in love, I listen closely and adjust where need be. If it's from someone with mal intent I let it roll off my back. Which I can easily do because I know my intent is always to love and care for others. When folks come for me from a dark place I know that their criticism is about them not me. And I let them have that moment without me. Lol! Everything ain't for everybody. 

 

Do you have a motto in life / if so, what is it?

Kindness always.

What one thing do you wish to see achieved in the next couple of years?

Nothing for me personally. I'm a go-with-the-flow kinda gal. But I'd love for our government to put people (ALL people) over profits. That would be awesome.

 

Any advice for those wanting to become actors/actresses?

If you are Called to this industry, never give up. It will get rough, that's a guarantee, still...never give up. But again, ONLY if you're Called to be in this industry. And never chase money or fame. Chasing those things leads to compromise. Pursue acting for the love and artistry of it. Any other reason is a fool's errand.

 

Any last words?

Thanks for wanting to draw me. I'm honored.

 

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