Golden Brooks’ work in the TNT series I Am The Night with Jefferson Mays, Leland Orser, Jay Paulson, etc. caused a surge in her popularity but she was already well known from projects like Girlfriends (2000), The Darkest Minds (2018) and Beauty Shop (2005).
She has also won two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Read seven facts bout this award-winning actress.
Actress Brooks was born on December 1, 1970, in San Francisco, California, U.S. to Barbara Brooks and Walter Brooks.
She is American by nationality and has Mixed ethnicity. Her father is African-American while her mother is Caucasian.
The San Francisco born actress is also a trained figure skater and exhibited her athletic prowess by winning several awards and trophies.
In addition to this, she also has ballet, jazz, and modern dance training. In fact, she has taught all the aforementioned dance styles.
With a career spanning almost 3 decades, the actress has amassed a net worth of around $8 million. The majority of her net worth is from her career as a leading lady.
On average actors earn anywhere from $46,801 and $69,301 but the star might earn substantially more than this.
Among her acting credits, the star has also made some guest appearances and cameos. In 2019, she appeared in an episode of Black-ish where she reunited with her Girlfriends co-stars.
In addition to this, Brooks has also made guest appearances on some other TV shows like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Haunted, Eve, etc.
Although her career as an actor has overshadowed her academic achievements, Brooks holds a master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College.
She also has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Theater from the University of California, Berkeley.
Brooks made a statement by collaborating with the Until There’s A Cure Foundation and wearing a bracelet until there is a solution for orphaned children in Africa.
In addition to this, she also works with the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and AIDS Project Los Angeles to advocate for AIDS victims.
Brooks dated D.B. Woodside in the past. They first started dating in 2006 and she gave birth to their child Dakota Tao Brooks-Woodside on September 1, 2009.
After this, she broke up with him in 2010. Apart from this, she has no husband and has never been married as of February 2020.