Join us today at 11:30 am PT / 2:30 pm ET on Instagram live, Black Girl Nerds host Ryanne Bennett interviews Novi Brown.
Novi Brown is an actor, model, natural hair advocate, and philanthropist, best recognized for her role as Sabrina Hollins in the hit television series, Sistas, now its fourth season on BET. Written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry, the 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.
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, Brown spent 12 years traveling back and forth to the United States to attend the Young Actors Program at the world-famous Lee Strasberg Acting School in New York. Brown completed her studies at the City College of New, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the school’s Fine Arts program. Upon graduation, Brown began her professional acting career in theatre, with roles in The Vagina Monologues, The Dutchman, and Boston Marriage.
Brown has also created an engaged online presence through her Instagram account, as well her YouTube channel, Naturally Lit, which showcases more of her various interests in astrology, fashion & beauty, social justice issues, and more, often weaving in her go-to protective styling tips for Black women who prefer to wear natural looks.
Brown was recently seen in Thembi Banks’ short film “Baldwin Beauty” from producer Paul Feig, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and made IndieWire’s “10 Must-See Short Films in Park City” list. Other on-screen credits include The Sign (2022), (Sleeping with My Student (2019), #blessed (2018), Concepts and Tools (2018), Same Sex (2016), My Dad’s A Soccer Mom (2014).
As always, you can catch the conversation live or the replay on BGN’s Instagram page @blackgirlnerds.