Novi Brown is an actor, producer, photographer, model and writer currently starring as “Sabrina Hollins” in this year’s hugely successful BET show, Tyler Perry’s SISTAS.
With each episode written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry, SISTAS has debuted to large ratings and a social media cult-like following. The already beloved show revolves around a group of single black females as they navigate their “complicated” love lives, careers, and friendships through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world. Brown’s character Sabrina, a stylish and smart bank teller, reminds viewers to love one’s community and that good things come to those who step outside their comfort zones.
Born in Berlin, Germany, Brown spent 12 years traveling between Germany and the United States, first attending the Young Actors Program at the world-famous Lee Strasberg Acting School in New York, and then graduating Magna Cum Laude from the City College of New York’s Fine Arts program.
While balancing her studies and a growing international modeling career, Brown also developed a passion for photography and has since had her work published by outlets such asEssence Magazine, Scholastic, The Lifetime Movie Network, UP! TV, ID Channel, HBO Shorts, and E! Networks.
After graduating, Brown began her career on stage with roles in productions such as The Vagina Monologues,The Dutchman and Boston Marriage. On screen, she’s also been seen in Sleeping with My Student (2019), #blessed (2018), Concepts and Tools (2018), Same Sex (2016), My Dad’s A Soccer Mom (2014), and many more.
Brown is also passionate for philanthropic outreach through the arts. She currently serves as the Creative Director of the charity Saving Our Daughters, an organization that works with girls from multicultural backgrounds through theater, film, culinary and literacy, to help them overcome the many obstacles they face growing up.