Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood

  • Highest Rated: 92% Arachnophobia (1990)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
  • Birthday: Feb 11, 1979
  • Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, USA
  • If there's one word that can best describe Brandy, it's synergy. Dominating pop charts wasn't enough for the young R&B singer, so she followed in the footsteps of Madonna, Charo, and many a one-named diva and began to take more acting and modeling gigs. Brandy was born in McComb, MS, on February 11, 1979, but grew up in Carson, CA, with her parents and younger brother Ray-J, another aspiring musician. She declared precociously at age four that she would sing professionally and drew attention performing with youth groups in her middle-class neighborhood.Brandy made her acting debut in 1993 with a supporting role on ABC's short-lived television series Thea. Shortly after Thea's demise in 1994, the 15-year-old released her self-titled first album, which went triple-platinum and featured hit singles like "I Wanna Be Down" and "Baby."But interestingly enough, music sat on the back burner while Brandy pursued her acting career. She won the title role in UPN's family drama Moesha in 1996 and starred a year later as Cinderella in ABC's star-studded TV-movie version of the fairy tale. During breaks from these and other projects, she recorded Never S-A-Y Never, the eagerly awaited follow-up to her first album. Powered by "The Boy Is Mine," her duet with fellow teen star Monica, the 1998 album sold extraordinarily well and also produced the hits "Have You Ever" and "Almost Doesn't Count." 1998 and 1999 were busy years for her. In addition to Moesha, she starred in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer with Jennifer Love Hewitt and starred and executive produced Double Platinum, a TV-movie feature with Diana Ross. Brandy also spent time touring in support of her album, performed on VH1's Divas Live, and became a spokesmodel for Cover Girl cosmetics. It's a wonder she had time to go to the prom with future basketball star and good friend Kobe Bryant.But it was all due to catch up to her. In November 1999, amid rumors that she was addicted to diet pills and squabbling with producers on her TV show, Brandy collapsed and was hospitalized three days for dehydration. Moesha ended its run in 2001 and Brandy focused her energies on attending classes at Pepperdine University.In 2006, she served as a judge on America's Got Talent for one season, and had a recurring role on One on One. She appeared on her brother's reality show, For the Love of Ray J, before the two had their own show together, Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business. She also competed on season 11 of Dancing with the Stars in 2010. She joined BET sitcom The Game in 2012 as a recurring character before being bumped up to a series regular.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

25% The Perfect Match Avatia $7.5M 2016
15% Temptation Melinda $52M 2013
30% A Bird of the Air Eleanor Reeves' Dog $10.7K 2011
No Score Yet Karaoke - Pop R&B Actor 2003
55% Osmosis Jones Leah $12.4M 2001
No Score Yet Brandy: The Videos Actor 2000
No Score Yet Double Platinum Producer Executive Producer Kayla Harris 1999
7% I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Karla Wilson 1998
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Cinderella 1997
No Score Yet The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III Goldy 1994
92% Arachnophobia Brandy Beechwood 1990

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Star
2016
Cassie Brown Carlotta's younger sister, Cassie Cassie
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Moesha
1996-2001
Moesha Mitchell
  • 2019
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Host Guest
  • 2017
  • 2011
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Game
2006-2015
Chardonnay Pitts
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012-2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet This Is How I Made It
2012-2013
Appearing
  • 2013
72% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
Elisa Shayne Elisa
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2012
  • 2002
No Score Yet 90210
2008-2013
Marissa Harris-Young
  • 2011
No Score Yet When I Was 17
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Appearing Reality cast member
  • 2010
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2004
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
Appearing Judge Judge
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet One on One
2001-2006
Michelle Michelle McGinty
  • 2006
91% House
2004-2012
Herself
  • 2005
84% American Dreams
2002-2005
Performer
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Bachelor
2002
Performer
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Parkers
1999-2004
Moesha
  • 2000
No Score Yet All That
1995-2005
Performer
  • 1995
60% Thea
1994
Danesha Turrell

QUOTES FROM Brandy Norwood CHARACTERS

Julie James
We're all gonna die, his gonna kill us one by one!!!..
Julie James
We're all gonna die, his gonna kill us one by one!
Tyrell
Who?!!
Tyrell
Who?
Julie James
Ben Willis...
Julie James
Ben Willis.
Karla Wilson
Fuck that shit alright, Ben Willis is dead, you killed him remember?
Julie James
They never found the body...
Julie James
They never found the body.
Julie James
[holding a large kitchen knife] What the hell are you doing in my closet?
Karla Wilson
Dude, I thought you were outta town. Look, I just wanted to borrow your black skirt, but I'm not ready to die for it.
Karla Wilson
Hey, you gotta hang in there.
Will Benson
Any advice?
Tyrell
Yeah... Find another Jacuzzi
Karla Wilson
"Try" is like "maybe," Julie. "Try" is bullshit.
Karla Wilson
'Try' is like 'maybe,' Julie. 'Try' is bullshit.