- Celebritist has just learned from photos doing the rounds on social media that popular ‘80s actress Charnele Brown is aging gracefully and looks gorgeous at 57.
- According to I Love Old School Music, the actress who is popularly remembered as Kimberly Reese from ‘A Different World’ turned down a lucrative job to pursue an acting career.
- She has made it her life's mission to give mainstream media more positive African-American representations on television, and she's succeeding.
Born in East Hampton New York, it seems that the refusal to fail has been a constant theme in Browns career.
Who could have guessed that this legendary actress began as a stockbroker on Wall Street?
The day before Black Monday in 1987, Charnele left New York and accepted the part of Kim Reese for the hit TV show, 'A Different World'.
Before her breakout role in commercial television, Charnele was a struggling girl who faced rejection because her look wasnt ‘in’.
Dusting off the failures, she didnt allow the limited perspective of casting agents to slow her determination.
Charnele kept herself relevant until her 'look' became accepted.
A Broadway production of ‘Sarafina’ came calling for the beautiful brown-skinned Charnele Brown, and she accepted.
She had arrived on Broadway and the spotlight was on her but she still wasnt satisfied.
She had made it to the top with Broadway and it was time to spread her wings wide in on the small screen.
She sacrificed the Africa tour or Broadways Sarafina and moved to L.A. to begin what would eventually become her most famous acting role as Kim Reese.
She shone in the new sitcom that embraced black family values, which she described as 'The Cosby Show meets Modern Family'.
Nowadays Charnele is doing more work behind the scenes, writing several stage plays for the theatrical world in Houston, Texas.
Recent pictures of the 57-year-old suggest that she's aging beautifully.
She looks gorgeous and even younger than her age.
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