Golden Brooks

Golden Ameda Brooks (born December 1, 1970) is an American actress.wikipedia
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Girlfriends (2000 TV series)

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From 2000 to 2008, Brooks starred as Maya Wilkes in the UPN/The CW comedy series, Girlfriends for which she received two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nominations. Brooks is best known for her portrayal of the character Maya Wilkes, Joan's former sharp-tongued secretary and now acclaimed author, on the CW sitcom Girlfriends, in which she starred alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, Persia White and Jill Marie Jones from 2000 to 2008.
* Maya Denise Wilkes (played by Golden Brooks) is a former assistant to Joan and a housewife/author.

Motives (film)

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She also has appeared in films Motives (2004), Beauty Shop (2005), Something New (2006) and The Darkest Minds (2018). Brooks has won Black Reel Awards for 2004 film Motives, co-starring with Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore.
Motives is a 2004 erotic thriller starring Vivica A. Fox, Shemar Moore, Golden Brooks, Sean Blakemore and Keshia Knight Pulliam.

Linc's

She began her career with starring role in the Showtime comedy series, Linc's (1998–2000), and later has appeared in films Timecode (2000) and Impostor (2001). On television, she has appeared on The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Promised Land, Linc's, and The Jamie Foxx Show as a girl named Nancy, whom Jamie confuses with Fancy.
The series starred Steven Williams, Pam Grier and Golden Brooks, and aired on Showtime for two seasons from 1998 to 2000 before being cancelled.

Impostor (2001 film)

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She began her career with starring role in the Showtime comedy series, Linc's (1998–2000), and later has appeared in films Timecode (2000) and Impostor (2001).

NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

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From 2000 to 2008, Brooks starred as Maya Wilkes in the UPN/The CW comedy series, Girlfriends for which she received two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nominations.

Something New (film)

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She also has appeared in films Motives (2004), Beauty Shop (2005), Something New (2006) and The Darkest Minds (2018).
The opinions of her girlfriends Cheryl (Wendy Raquel Robinson), Nedra (Taraji P. Henson), and Suzette (Golden Brooks), her upper class parents Joyce (Alfre Woodard) and Edmond (Earl Billings), and her womanizing younger brother Nelson (Donald Faison) begin to have a deleterious effect and Brian's unwillingness to discuss issues of color drives them apart.

Beauty Shop

She also has appeared in films Motives (2004), Beauty Shop (2005), Something New (2006) and The Darkest Minds (2018).

The Darkest Minds

She also has appeared in films Motives (2004), Beauty Shop (2005), Something New (2006) and The Darkest Minds (2018).
Wade Williams, Mark O'Brien, Wallace Langham, Golden Brooks, appear as The Captain, Rob, Cate's colleague Rob, Sammy Rotibi, Dr. Viceroy, Ruby's mother Molly and Ruby's father Paul.

I Am the Night (TV series)

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In 2019, Brooks received critical acclaim for her performance in the TNT limited drama series I Am the Night.
On October 13, 2017, TNT announced that India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Yul Vazquez, Justin Cornwell, Dylan Smith, Theo Marshall, Jay Paulson, and Golden Brooks had joined the cast.

The Adventures of Pete & Pete

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On television, she has appeared on The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Promised Land, Linc's, and The Jamie Foxx Show as a girl named Nancy, whom Jamie confuses with Fancy.

Jill Marie Jones

Brooks is best known for her portrayal of the character Maya Wilkes, Joan's former sharp-tongued secretary and now acclaimed author, on the CW sitcom Girlfriends, in which she starred alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, Persia White and Jill Marie Jones from 2000 to 2008.
Later that year, she won the co-leading role alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks and Persia White on the UPN comedy series, Girlfriends which was created by Mara Brock Akil.

Persia White

Brooks is best known for her portrayal of the character Maya Wilkes, Joan's former sharp-tongued secretary and now acclaimed author, on the CW sitcom Girlfriends, in which she starred alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, Persia White and Jill Marie Jones from 2000 to 2008.
In 2019, she reunites with her Girlfriends co-stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones and Golden Brooks in the episode of ABC comedy series Black-ish.

Timecode (2000 film)

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She began her career with starring role in the Showtime comedy series, Linc's (1998–2000), and later has appeared in films Timecode (2000) and Impostor (2001).
In the meantime, numerous film industry types (played by Xander Berkeley, Golden Brooks, Holly Hunter and Kyle MacLachlan), pitch ideas for the next big hit film.

Shemar Moore

Brooks has won Black Reel Awards for 2004 film Motives, co-starring with Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore.
Moore played the role of Emery Simms in the 2004 film Motives alongside Vivica Fox and Golden Brooks, and had a supporting role in the film Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

Moesha

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In 2001, she appeared in an episode of Moesha, portraying Maya Wilkes.
The character Maya Wilkes (Golden Brooks) from Girlfriends lives in Leimert Park like the characters of Moesha, and appeared in an episode babysitting for her sister-in-law Barbara Lee, who happened to be Dorian's birth mother.

Hollywood Divas

In 2014, Brooks stars as one of five leads on the TV One reality series, Hollywood Divas.
The first season focuses on the lives of actresses Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, Golden Brooks, Countess Vaughn and producer, former Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Lisa Wu.

Blunt Talk

In 2015, Brooks was cast in a recurring role of Patrick Stewart's lead character's ex-wife in the Starz comedy series, Blunt Talk.

Lethal Weapon (franchise)

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In 2016, she was cast in a series regular role opposite Damon Wayans Sr. in the Fox pilot Lethal Weapon.
The cast was further expanded in February and March, with Keesha Sharp replacing Golden Brooks as Trish, Jordana Brewster as Dr. Maureen Cahill, Kevin Rahm as Captain Brooks Avery, Chandler Kinney as Riana Murtaugh, Dante Brown as Roger "R.J."

Storm Front (Star Trek: Enterprise)

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The episodes featured the return of several recurring characters, as well as stunt casting in the form of appearances by Golden Brooks, Joe Maruzzo and Steve Schirripa.

Keesha Sharp

Brooks was fired from Lethal Weapon after the project's table read, and Keesha Sharp, her Girlfriends co-star, later replaced her in role.
Golden Brooks, her Girlfriends co-star originally was cast in the role, but was replaced by Sharp during filming of pilot episode.

Yellowstone (American TV series)

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She also was cast in the Paramount Network drama series Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner.
In August 2017, it was reported that Dave Annable, Gil Birmingham, and Jefferson White had been added to the main cast while Wendy Moniz, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessy, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, Denim Richards, and Golden Brooks were joining the cast in a recurring capacity.

American Black Film Festival

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D. B. Woodside

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Brooks has a daughter with her former boyfriend D. B. Woodside, Dakota Tao Brooks-Woodside, born on September 1, 2009.
Woodside has a daughter with actress Golden Brooks born in September 2009.

Showtime (TV network)

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She began her career with starring role in the Showtime comedy series, Linc's (1998–2000), and later has appeared in films Timecode (2000) and Impostor (2001).

UPN

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From 2000 to 2008, Brooks starred as Maya Wilkes in the UPN/The CW comedy series, Girlfriends for which she received two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nominations.