Is Angelle Brooks Black? Nationality, Net Worth, Husband

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Profile summary of Angelle Brooks
  • Name: Angelle Brooks
  • Date of birth: August 11, 1967
  • Age: 56
  • Place of birth: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Marital status: Single
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (165cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1994 – Present
  • Net worth: $1.4 million
  • Instagram: @angellebrooks
  • Twitter: @angelle_brooks

Angelle Brooks is an African-American former model and actress well known for her several roles in movies and television series, including her more recognizable role as Maxine De la Cruz in V.I.P. and also as Holly Brooks in Malcolm & Eddie. Angelle Brooks is black and is also an American citizen whose career as an actress has helped her amass a net worth estimated to be around $1.4 million. Remarkably, the actress who is over 50 years old is currently single. This article takes a closer look at the life and affairs of the talented actress and former model.

Angelle Brooks’ origins, what is her nationality?

Angelle Brooks was born on August 11, 1967, in Miami, Florida, United States of America. She was born under the birth sign of Leo and holds American citizenship as a result of her birthplace. Angelle belongs to the African-American ethnic group. The talented actress clearly prefers to keep the identity of her family members away from the eyes of the public which automatically means that not much information is available with regards to the identity of her parents and what they do or did for a living.

Ms. Brooks grew up in Miami, Florida as the youngest of four siblings but every indication points to the fact that she is the only member of her family whose life is in the spotlight as a result of her current profession as an actress. The actress has not once deemed it relevant to mention the identity of her older siblings and/or the career paths they have chosen.

Much of Angelle Brooks’ early life is a topic that is obviously securely locked in her closet and marked private because while the actress comes across as sufficiently educated, there are no publicly accessible records that show where she acquired her formal education beginning from elementary school to college.

Angelle Brooks began her career in the early 1990s

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In most cases, a lot of people in the entertainment industry such as acting and music showcase early signs and usually indicate interest in that field of endeavor from a very early age and while it is already a well-established fact that Angelle’s early life information isn’t readily available to the public, one would assume that the same is true about her career beginnings. For all of her talents and long career in Hollywood, the actress didn’t get her first chance until she was three years short of 30 years old.

That opportunity came in 1994 when she appeared in one episode of The Larry Sanders Show where she played the character Felicia. Having gotten her feet wet as an actress, she was handed another role in a 1994 episode of NYPD Blue where she was cast as Tanya. Over the next couple of years, Angelle Brooks was given the opportunity to get a feel of what it means to be an actress as she was given a part in many TV series such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, Hang Time, and Family Matters featuring in one episode on each of the aforementioned shows.

In 1996, a then 29-year-old Brooks was cast in her first feature-length film and played the role of India Adams in the 1996 action/thriller titled One Tough Bastard. Over the course of her distinguished acting career, her IMDb page reveals that she has acted in an additional 11 movies to date, bringing her tally to 12 feature-length movies. Below is a comprehensive list of the actress’ filmography.

Angelle Brooks movies and TV shows


  • 1996 – One Tough Bastard as India Adams
  • 1997 – In dark Places as Female Guest #1
  • 1998 – Cappuccino as Vannessa Erickson
  • 2000 – Shafted as Dr. Foxy Brown, Ph.D.
  • 2000 – Ritual as Teresa/Daughter
  • 2001 – The Brothers as Judge Carla Williams
  • 2001 – Blue Hill Avenue as Martine
  • 2002 – Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs as Renee/Date #8
  • 2011 – Carjacked as Judge
  • 2017 – The Wrong Mother as Nurse Kerri
  • 2019 – The Accompanist as Nadine
  • 2020 – Killer in Suburbia as Teacher

Television series

  • 1994 – The Larry Sanders Show as Felicia
  • 1994 – NYPD Blue as Tanya
  • 1995 – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Angie
  • 1995 – Martin as Tanya
  • 1995 – Hang Time as Roxanne Myers
  • 1996 – Family Matters as Monica
  • 1996 – Hanging with Mr. Cooper as Brenda
  • 1996 – The Young and the Restless as Stephanie Simmons
  • 1996-1997 – Malcolm & Eddie as Holly Brooks
  • 1997 – The Parent ‘Hood as Restaurant Woman
  • 1996-1998 – The Wayans Bros. as Angel/Kim
  • 1999 – The Jamie Foxx Show as Joy
  • 2000 – Veronica’s Closet as Journalist
  • 2000 – Pensacola: Wings of Gold
  • 2000 – Search Party as Self (Celebrity Contestant)
  • 1998-2000 – Arli$$ as Megan/Camille Balboa
  • 2001 – The Parkers as Toni Ross
  • 2002 – The King of Queens as Leslie
  • 1998-2002 – V.I.P. as Maxine de la Cruz
  • 2003 – Spider-Man as India ‘Indy’ Daimonji
  • 2004 – Strong Medicine as Audrey
  • 2006 – The Sopranos as Liaison Woman

Angelle Brooks is a relatively successful actress

The actress has done well for herself financially by primarily being an actress. Her career has spanned more than 2 decades and at over 50 years of age, she is still taking on acting roles. It is unclear if there are any endorsement deals tossed somewhere in the middle of all that financial success. Consequent to her relatively successful time in the spotlights of Hollywood, Angelle Brooks has been able to gather a net worth that currently stands at an estimated $1.4 million as of the time of writing.

This figure is likely to increase in the coming years as she is still very much active in Hollywood. However, it will be difficult to say how significant it will be, given that she appears to no longer be at the peak of her prowess.

Angelle Brooks appears to be currently single

When it comes to her personal life, Angelle Brooks doesn’t let too much out of the bag. That aspect of her life is one she keeps entirely separate from her professional life. The result of this is that there is no information about the actress’ romantic life. Given her age, it would be easy to come to the conclusion that she is married or at the very least, divorced. The actress’s relationship status at the moment, however, is single and there is no evidence of any romantic attachment, whether as a married woman or as someone’s girlfriend, in her past.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Who played Tanya on Martin?

Angelle Brooks starred as the character Tanya Nicole in a 1995 episode of the sitcom Martin. That was her only appearance on the show.

Who is Joy on the Jamie Foxx show?

Angelle Brooks was cast to play the role of Joy on the Jamie Foxx Show which aired from 1996 to 2001. She appeared in the 1999 episode titled Forever Your Girl. Again, that episode marked her only appearance on the show.

Is Angelle Brooks black?

The actress is one hundred percent black. Although her parents’ identity remains shrouded in mystery, one look at her pictures and her physical features, which are all classic African-American, will convince any doubter.

Who played Angel on the Wayans brothers?

Angelle Brooks is credited as the actress who played Angel, Shawn’s Wanton ex-girlfriend in the ditch season episode titled Ho’s on First. That was only one of 2 appearances she made on the show. She had played the role of Kim in an earlier season episode titled Getting It.

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