Whenever actress, comedienne, and Screen Actors Guild award nominee 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 such passion and soul-searching
veracity, when she claims a stage the ensuing act is nothing short of a force of nature. Cocoa Brown
audaciously draws from painful reminiscences and hard-knocked lessons, bravely weaving humorous
tales that uplift, upend, and upgrade everything you thought you knew about comedy. What is it that
drives the comic who female fans nationwide have nicknamed the “The Truth?” It’s the sheer will of a
woman who survived the worst life had to offer and is still standing.
Most notably known for her lead role in the film Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club and For Better or
Worse on OWN network, the hilarious comedian/actress Cocoa (pronounced Co-kah) Brown treats
audiences to thought-provoking humor in which she declares “I don’t tell jokes I tell the truth!” Her
Grown and Evolved Woman delivery both on stage and on the screen have landed her in supporting
roles such as FX’s American Crime Story, NBC’s Marlon, and most recently FOX’s critically acclaimed
9-1-1 and the Mindy Kaling’s life inspired Netflix series, “Never Have I Ever”. Cocoa will also be
appearing on the new 50 cent/Starz cable network series, “BMF: Black Mafia Family” in Summer 2021.
Cocoa has generated and continues to grow a large and loyal following all over the world and has
proven to her fans old and new that not only is she a funny comedian, but she is also a versatile and
Cocoa has had guest star roles on several other notable TV projects including 2 Broke Girls, Psych,
The Soul Man, The Neighborhood and Breaking Bad as well as supporting roles in major motion
pictures such as films as Ted 2 (in which she was hand-picked for the role of “Joy” by Seth
MacFarlane), Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L. Jackson, Lethal Procedures directed by Jahmar Hill
and His, Hers, and the Truth which is one of the official selections of the 2019 American Black Film
Festival and Fruits of the Harvest, both directed by director Coke Daniels.
Being appropriately dubbed as a “comedy machine gun” by America’s Got Talent judge Sharon
Osbourne, she has received numerous awards including the DC Comedian of the Year after only a
short time of stand-up and was handpicked by the family of Moms Mabley to receive the 2018 Moms
Mabley Legacy Award. She is a fan favorite and has been all over the world touring regularly and has
also been featured on the Showtime Network Shaquille O’Neal Comedy All-Stars as well as a featured
performer at the 2018 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.
Cocoa is also a staunch believer in “Paying it Forward” and has shown that belief by partnering with
the Social Butterflies Foundation that supports women with Lupus and Fibromyalgia by donating 10%
of all sales from The Cocoa Brown Collection, her CBD infused health and beauty product line and
Cocoas Craveables, a CBD infused baked goods and candies, to the foundation. She also founded
and teaches acting, stand up comedy and the business of show business to adults and children with
her “From Stage 2 Screen” and “Little Oscars” Acting workshops. Not only do audiences get a great
show but they feel as though they have gained a lifelong friend. Cocoa says, “If my audience feels like
they know me, then that means I’ve connected with them and I’ve truly shared my gift.” Cocoa has a
style that relates to both women and men and an energy and warmness on and off the stage and
screeen that has earned her the respect and love of crowds and colleagues alike. There is no doubt
that you will see Cocoa Brown continue to take her life and her career by the reigns and maneuver it
on her own terms and what will manifest from that will blow your minds!