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Wren T. Brown

Wren T. Brown
Born Wren Troy Brown
(1964-06-11) June 11, 1964 (age 50)
Los Angeles, USA
Other names Wren Brown
Spouse(s) Anne (October 12, 1991 – present) 3 children

Wren Troy Brown (born June 11, 1964) is an American film, theater, and television actor.

A fourth generation Angeleno, Mr. Brown is also a fourth generation theatrical. He is in his third decade as an actor, producer, and director.

Among Wren's film appearances are: Waiting To Exhale, Heart & Souls, Under Siege II, The Dinner, Hollywood Shuffle, Biker Boyz, The Importance of Being Earnest, Midnight Clear and David Mamet's Edmond. On television, Wren co-starred as Whoopi Goldberg's brother and comic foil in NBC's Whoopi was a regular in the new adventures of Flipper, as well as CBS's Bless This House. He has also guest starred or recurred on: The West Wing, The Practice, Touched By An Angel, Frasier, Seinfeld, Charmed, Star Trek: Voyager and as Professor Wilkins on Half & Half. Wren additionally starred opposite John Larroquette in Hallmark's McBride 5: Tune in for Murder. Most recently, Wren has also been seen on Eli Stone, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Women’s Murder Club, Everybody Hates Chris, The Game, Grey’s Anatomy (recurring), and as the voice of Virgil Simpson, on The Simpsons. Some of his theatre credits include: Shakespeare's As You Like It (Drama-Logue award winner), On Borrowed Time, Burning Hope and his NAACP Image Award-nominated performance in Jeffrey's Plan. Wren has a broad range of commercial, voice-over and spoken word projects including being tapped by acclaimed pianist Billy Childs to recite the classic Langston Hughes poem The Negro Speaks of Rivers on his Grammy-nominated album I’ve Known Rivers. His voice has been heard narrating The History Channel’s U.S.S. Constellation: Battleground Freedom, The Learning Channel series Scene of the Crime, the E! True Hollywood Story on the life of Diana Ross as well as providing the voice of Disney's Brer Rabbit. It was in this arena that Wren also made his directorial debut, directing over thirty-five actors and actresses in their performances in Inspired By . . . The Bible Experience, winner of the 2006 Audio Book of the Year. For that project, Wren also narrated the book of Matthew. In 1999, Wren made his debut as a producer with the critically acclaimed feature film, Boesman & Lena starring Danny Glover and Angela Bassett, followed by Dianne Reeves’ concert film of her Grammy winning CD, In the Moment. He also produced the play, Confessions of Stepin Fetchit and evenings celebrating, Mr. Lloyd Richards, Complexions Cotemporary Ballet as well as an array of short films for new directors. In addition, Mr. Brown is the Founder of the award winning Ebony Repertory Theatre, the first African American professional (Actors’ Equity Contract) theatre company in Los Angeles history. Ebony Repertory Theatre, Inc., is the resident company and operator of the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, where Wren serves as the company’s Producer.

Filmography

Television

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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