- Was signed as a teen to Motown Records as part of the East Coast Family group, which included Boyz II Men. Brown performed on the mildly successful single "1-4-All-4-1" from the album The East Coast Family, Vol. 1.
- Moved to Los Angeles after college and landed her first big role appearing in the gospel play His Woman, His Wife.
- Secured her first television role---a two-episode appearance on Girlfriends---after sending a postcard to the show's casting director.
- Worked on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh for four years, even though her character, Helen, was originally supposed to be a one-time role.