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Golden Brooks is an American actress. She began her career with a starring role in the Showtime comedy series, Linc’s (1998–2000), and later has appeared in films Timecode (2000) and Impostor (2001).
Brooks starred as Maya Wilkes in the UPN/The CW comedy series Girlfriends from 2000 to 2008, for which she received two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nominations. She also has appeared in films Motives (2004), Beauty Shop (2005), Something New (2006) and The Darkest Minds (2018). In 2019, Brooks received critical acclaim for her performance in the TNT limited drama series I Am the Night.
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Golden Ameda Brooks was born on December 1, 1970 (age 51 years) in San Francisco, California. A classically trained dancer, Brooks studied and taught ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Brooks studied literature and sociology and is a graduate of UC Berkeley where she majored in Media Representation of Minorities with a minor in Theater. Brooks earned a Master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College.
Golden Brooks was active in the Rodney Theater Company in her early career. On television, she has appeared on The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Promised Land, Linc’s, and The Jamie Foxx Show as a girl named Nancy, whom Jamie confuses with Fancy. Brooks also appeared in a number of films, like Hell’s Kitchen, Timecode, and Impostor. From 1998 to 2000, she starred alongside Pam Grier in the Showtime comedy series, Linc’s.
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Brooks is best known for her portrayal of the character Maya Wilkes, Jo an’s former sharp-tongued secretary and now acclaimed author, on the CW sitcom Girlfriends, in which she starred alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, Persia White and Jill Marie Jones from 2000 to 2008. In 2001, she appeared in an episode of Moesha, portraying Maya Wilkes. Brooks also directed the 2006 episode titled “Hustle & Dough,” and wrote the 2007 episode titled “Snap Back,” which featured guest star, Erykah Badu.
The character of Maya is portrayed to be several years younger than the other characters Joan, Toni, and Lynn, however, in reality, Brooks is actually the eldest of the four actors. For her performance in Girlfriends, Brooks received the BET Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2004, and well as two nominations for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series in 2003 and 2008.
Brooks has won Black Reel Awards for the 2004 film Motives, co-starring Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore. She also has starred in Beauty Shop (2005) and Something New (2006). In 2008, Brooks was cast as Kim Kaswell in the Lifetime comedy-drama pilot Drop Dead Diva but later was replaced by Kate Levering.
In 2011, she starred in the independent film The Inheritance. In 2012, Brooks joined the cast of Hart of Dixie in season 2 play ing Ruby Jeffries, Mayor Lavon Hayes’ ex-girlfriend from high school, who runs against him for mayor. In 2014, Brooks stars as one of five leads on the TV One reality series, Hollywood Divas.
In 2015, Golden Brooks was cast in a recurring role of Patrick Stewart’s lead character’s ex-wife in the Starz comedy series, Blunt Talk. In 2016, she was cast in a series regular role opposite Damon Wayans Sr. in the Fox pilot Lethal Weapon. Brooks was fired from Lethal Weapon after the project’s table read, and Keesha Sharp, her Girlfriends co-star, later replaced her in the role.
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Golden Brooks was cast in 2017 as the lead character’s mother in The Darkest Minds, a young adult dystopian thriller directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. She also was cast in the Paramount Network drama series Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner. Later she was cast in the series regular role on the TNT drama series I Am the Night directed by Patty Jenkins, playing the mother of the lead character.
She received critical acclaim for her performance in I Am the Night. “Golden Brooks elevating every scene she’s in”, said Daniel Fienberg in his review for The Hollywood Reporter. In 2019, she reunited with her Girlfriends co-stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones and Persia White in the episode of ABC comedy series Black-ish.
Golden Brooks was married to David Bryan Woodside, they had their wedding in 2008. The couple welcomed their first child a daughter born in 2009. However, in 2010, Brooks and Woodside divorced citing reconciliation differences. As of December 2021, Golden Brooks husband or boyfriend is unknown to the general public.
Golden Brooks net worth
How much is Golden Brooks worth? Golden Brooks net worth is estimated at around $10 million. Her main source of income is from her acting career. Brooks successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. She is one of the richest and influential actresses from San Francisco, United States.