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Angela Bassett and Sofía Vergara in Meet the Browns () Frankie Faison at an .. Strangely, There is no Brenda Brown ever mentioned in the play, although . Meet the Browns movie reviews & Metacritic score: A single mother living in inner -city Chicago, I love this movie as well as every other Tyler Perry films!. Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is a American romantic comedy-drama film released by It is revelaed that Brenda has never received any assistance from her ex and he again refuses to provide any financial support. Brenda decides to.
Production history[ edit ] As season 2 began, Brianne Gould, who played Brianna, was removed from the series for undisclosed reasons. She was replaced by Logan Browning.
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In the series, Eddie Walker, one of Will's former friends, who was close to molesting Joaquin, became the first on-screen character to die. He suffered stab wounds and the surgery done to try to save his life was performed by Will himself. Also, in season 4, Brianna's friend Antonio, is killed in a car crash involving texting while driving. David Mann is the only cast member who appears in every episode. Mabel "Madea" Simmonsa recurring character in many of Tyler Perry's works, is an unseen character in this series though mentioned many times.
Throughout the show's seven seasons, she never made an on-camera appearance.Angela Bassett Interview - Meet The Browns
Other unseen characters include Brown's brother and sister-in-law, LB and Sarah. Both appeared in the stageplay and film adaptation of Meet the Browns but they've never graced the series. However, LB was mentioned once in the backdoor pilot episode which aired as an episode of House of Payne.
In NovemberTBS suddenly announced that the series finale would be airing since it was canceled. The final two episodes aired on November 18,concluding the series with episodes in total. Cast and characters[ edit ] Main characters[ edit ] The show revolves around the misadventures of the multi-generational Brown family.
They live in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. All main cast members are credited only for the episodes in which they appear. David Mann as Leroy S. The show's main protagonistMr. Brown is a church deacon who's very proud about being saved. He has one brother, Larry "L. He was married years ago, but his wife died; in the original Tyler Perry plays, they had a daughter, but the character was never mentioned in the films and only shown in the play "Madea's Family Reunion".
Brown isn't overbright mentally, that is; the word more aptly describes his outrageous dress sense and he has the wiseguy role, making fun of characters like Edna and Reggie; but he is a nice, caring, giving man. He works part-time as a hospital janitor and also as a school enforcement officer he once beat up a teacher he thought had done something wrong.
He is somewhat good at karate, busting out his "Kangaroo" move. His catchphrases include "Stop being nasty!
In one episode Brown begins to deal with his diabetes. Although he has used many variations to what the middle initial "S" is in his name, in one episode it is revealed his middle name is Sakagawea pronounced sah-kuh-jeh-wee-uh. However, this is not in the same continuity as the series. Cora Simmons is Brown's daughter with Madea.
She is a teacher and a praying woman who is very active in her church, but when angered, she shows aspects of her mother, Madea. A childless widow, she later becomes engaged to Reggie Brooks, the football coach at her school who lives with his mother, Thelma In the play and movie, Cora had 2 adult daughters. Her age is never flat-out revealed in the series; she comes closest to blurting it out in "Meet the Big Wedding" "Mr. Brown, I am" [covers mouth] "years old!
In the TV series' continuity, Cora has known for many years that Mr. Brown is her father, and he often references raising and being there for her; in the Madea's Big Happy Family movie, Madea claims that Mr.
It was also discovered that Cora may not be Brown's daughter after appearing on Mauryin the episode "Meet the Baby Daddy", a man claimed to be Cora's father but it was revealed that Mr.
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Brown was Cora's father after all. Will is Brown's nephew, a doctor who loves his uncle so much that he provides free medical services to the retirement-home residents. He and his wife Sasha have become adoptive parents to Brianna and Joaquin Ortiz. Will never met his father; Vera, his alcoholic mother, met his father while she was drunk. Sasha, Will's wife, is a nurse who decides to work for Brown helping to look after the retirement-home residents. Sasha and Will start their family by adopting Brianna and Joaquin Ortiz.
In one episode Sasha becomes pregnant, then miscarries.
She is also very good at giving advice. Tony Vaughn as Colonel Cleophus Jackson: The Colonel is a former military man who still lives as if he's in the military. His motto is "Shoot now, ask questions later. His wife died several years ago and he's estranged from their only child, daughter Karen.
He takes up with Edna Barnes; in Season 3 they moved out of Brown Meadows to a house down the street. He finally weds Edna in Season 5. Most of her close friends and relatives have passed. She's extremely in touch with her sexuality—she can relate everything to sex—and acts like "late 60s" is the new A running gag involves Brown comparing Edna to various animals. She finally weds the Colonel in Season 5. In the series pilot she had a crush on Brown, telling him to come in his bed with her plus showing him her full body naked.
Brianna is a foster child who comes from a broken home and an unsafe foster environment. At age 16, she knows the foster care system too well. She's very bright, but has anger problems that stem from her tragic childhood. The only relationship she nurtures is with her brother Joaquin; she feels like they are alone in the world. At the end of Season 1, Brianne Gould left the series for undisclosed reasons and Logan Browning took over the role from the beginning of Season 2.
Gunnar Washington as Joaquin Ortiz: Joaquin is Brianna's year-old brother.
As the siblings are veterans of the foster care system, Joaquin in particular is very anxious to find a good home and feel settled. He and Brianna have their moments of discord, but mainly they look after each other. Overall, he just wants to be loved. Vaughn as Renee LaToya Smith: The family now recognize Brenda as one of their own and offer their support and encouragement.
Brenda and her children return to Chicago. Mike Jr rejects him and leaves. In an attempt to make money to help his mother's situation, he turns to his friend Calvin who is a drug dealer. Harry sees Mike Jr selling drugs and counsels him.
While Harry and Brenda go on a date, Mike Jr tells his friend that he no longer wants to take part in illegal activities and he is shot. This leads to a further breakdown in the relationship between Brenda and her ex.
Harry reaches out to the Browns to ask for help in getting her father's old place for her and her kids. They renovate the home and surprise Brenda. Despite this gesture, Brenda's insecurities and family gossip lead to her having doubts about Harry's motives and they split up. A league representative comes to visit Brenda and Mike Jr and offers him a million dollar contract.
She finds out that it was Harry who referred Mike Jr to the league. On signing day, Mike Sr. Upon leaving, he tells his mother that Harry is a good man and more of a father figure than his actual father had been. Brenda goes to see Harry and they reconcile, ultimately leading to marriage.