Cocoa Brown
Cocoa Brown
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About Cocoa Brown
When actress and comedian Cocoa Brown takes the stage, the world stands still.Brown is undeniably one of the most talented comics and performers of this generation.The Newport News, Virginia native, born Farah Brown, assails her craft with suchpassion and soul-searching veracity, when she claims a stage the ensuing act is nothingshort of a force of a nature. Cocoa Brown audaciously draws from painful reminiscencesand hard-knocked lessons, bravely weaving humorous tales that uplift, upend, andupgrade everything you thought you knew about comedy. What drives the comic whofemale fans nationwide have nicknamed the “The Truth”? The sheer will of a womanwho survived the worst life had to offer and is still standing.The fiery performer, whose credits include Tyler Perry’s critically acclaimed comedyseries “For Better or Worse” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and a nationalcommercial spot for Progressive Insurance Company, has assembled an extensive bodyof work. A career that began as an advertising associate for Ringling Bros and Barnum &Bailey Circus and a writer for various sketch comedy shows proved confining for thedynamic performer. She honed her writing and creativity to pursue her dream of being astand-up comic. A decade later Brown had nearly mastered the art of comedy. Sheharnessed its essence and purpose, performing on top rated comedy shows includingBET’s “Comic View” and “One Mic Stand”, and “Showtime at the Apollo”.Today, she exemplifies mind-blowing humor, daring drama and contemporary realitywrapped in a boundlessly energetic package. Whether she is performing in honor of theincomparable Richard Pryor or acting in films such as “Lakeview Terrace” with SamuelL. Jackson, Brown exudes skill and discipline. Those characteristics, along with herchilling story of struggle and redemption, inspired Tyler Perry to create “Single MomsClub”, a feature film that casts the accomplished actress in the leading role. The movie isscheduled to hit theaters in 2014. The comedy veteran and rising star, fueled by Perry’spowerful vote of confidence, is ramping up her ambitions in a relentless mission tobecome the performer many people doubted but even more admire. With a nominationfor a Screen Actors Guild award under her belt, Brown has her sights set on an Oscar, anEmmy and a Pulitzer Prize. She is writing a revealing autobiography and producing herhighly anticipated one-woman show, “Confessions of a Suicidal Diva”.The lovable, down-to-earth celebrity and proud new mom keeps t-v audiences tuning inevery week for an intoxicating dose of Cocoa infused humor. She also captivatesaudiences worldwide at renowned comedy venues. Her creative writing and meticulouslyproduced sets coupled with the ever-changing hairstyles and gutsy sense of fashionignites rousing, protracted standing ovations. Yet, amid such explosive success, Brownadmits she desires very little. “I want audiences to connect with my story and in thecourse of that journey find their own. That is my inspiration, my peace. I am in a goodplace now. I am finally learning how to love myself and I am comfortable in my ownskin. Most importantly, I am not afraid to use my voice.That is certainly a good thing. That beautiful, husky, unapologetic and very funny voicewill no doubt, change the world.