Golden Brooks Biography, Age, Parents, Daughter,  I Am The Night, Hart Of Dixie, Reality Show 

Golden Brooks Biography, Age, Parents, Daughter, I Am The Night, Hart Of Dixie, Reality Show

Golden Brooks Biography

Golden Brooks born as Golden Ameda Brooks is an American actress best known for her appearance in the Showtime comedy series, Linc’s, Timecode and Impostor.

Golden Brooks Age

Brooks was born on 1 December 1970 in San Francisco, California, United States. She is 48 years old as of 2018

Golden Brooks Family

She is the daughter of Barbara Brooks (mother)and Walter Brooks (father). It is not known whether she has siblings or not

Golden Brooks Husband | Golden Brooks Girlfriends | Golden Brooks Daughter

She was in a two-year relationship with actor D.B. Woodside. The couple had a daughter Dakota Tao Brooks-Woodside

Golden Brooks I Am The Night

Brooks was cast as Jimmie Lee Greenwade, Fauna’s mother in the American limited television series “I Am the Night”

Golden Brooks Hart Of Dixie

Brooks was cast as Ruby Jeffries, Lavon’s former high school sweetheart in the American comedy-drama television series “Hart of Dixie”

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Golden Brooks Reality Show

The first season of the American reality television series Hollywood Divas focuses on Brooks’ life

Golden Brooks Movies

Year

Title

Role

2018

The Darkest Minds

Molly Daly

2017

He Watches Over Me

Jasmine

Almost Amazing

Wendy

2016

Supermodel

Patricia Gillard

Definitely Divorcing

Tonisha

2015

The White Sistas

Stone White

My B.F.F.

Sharice Brown

2012

A Beautiful Soul

Anita Stevens

In Sickness and in Health

Hope

The Great Divide

Kim

2011

The Mudman

Mother

The Inheritance

Karen

The Perfect Gift

Sandra Harris

2010

Polish Bar

Ebony

2008

A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Rachel

2006

Something New

Suzette

2005

Beauty Shop

Chanel

2004

Motives

Allannah James

2001

Asylum

Angela

Impostor

Cale’s Sister

2000

Timecode

Onyx Richardson

1998

Hell’s Kitchen

Gold

Zero Stress

The Dancer

1997

Drive by: A Love Story

Young Tuli

Golden Brooks Twitter

Golden Brooks Instagram

I Am the Night Premiere | Golden Brooks

Golden Brooks Interview | Golden Brooks Now

‘I Am The Night’ Premiere: Golden Brooks Talks Tv Return With ‘Intense, Dark’ Role On Tnt’s New Limited Series

Source: newsweek.com

How did you get involved in the show?

I was going through the motions as an actress, going to so many auditions and this was just one of those auditions where I read the script and was like, “Oh my goodness. This is so intense, so dark.” I’m still pinching myself that I was even able to read something that Patty Jenkins and her husband [Sam Sheridan] had their hands on. And I was just thinking, “God this is so different from Maya from Girlfriends.” I started out doing drama in college in New York and doing off off off Broadway. So this was kinda like getting back to what was really comfortable for me. I did what I needed to do in terms of my emotional work, and I had maybe two or three auditions before I got that final word. I read for Patty and her husband and her producing partners. It was an intense audition. She kinda took me through a lot of different emotional spaces during the audition and filming process. She was very thorough. She’s probably one of the best directors I’ve ever worked with.

What did you find most interesting about your character, Jimmy Lee?

It’s a true story. From what I’ve been told—and even from the book [One Day She’ll Darken: The Mysterious Beginning of Fauna Hodel, by Fauna Hodel and J.R. Briamonte]—Jimmy Lee is a lot more damage than what you see in the miniseries. She basically buys Fauna in a Las Vegas hotel bathroom in the 1950s. She’s an alcoholic. She had dreams of being a jazz musician, a jazz vocalist. She never made it. All the things that never happened to her, all those dreams, all of those hopes just completely gone to now raising this little white girl as an African American in Reno, Nevada. I believe she really loved Fauna, I do, but I believe she resented Fauna’s chance of a future. [Fauna] has possibilities and she represents everything Jimmy is not. Maybe because [Fauna] is white and she can go out into the world and do all of these things, she resents that. But she still wants her. This character just really resonated with me just in terms of race relations. I’m African American but my mother is very light, so there was always that esthetic disconnect. I used a lot of [my own experiences with colorism]—being 8 years old and looking at your mother like, “Wow, I don’t look like her.” Not that it angered me, but there was something there and as I grew up I worked on that. I tried to heal that part of myself. We all have parts of our upbringing we call dark times and I just pulled from that.

Do you think viewers will empathize with Jimmy Lee, despite the way she mistreats Fauna?

I tried very hard to not compromise the pain, and I tried very hard to show even though her dysfunction that there’s a sadness in Jimmy Lee. You know that saying, “Hurt people hurt people?” I do believe you’ll really see that Jimmy Lee honestly did the best she could. I think we all have someone in our family, if not in our homes, a distant relative that is a sad person. They did the best they could, but they just didn’t have the tools to do better. That’s who Jimmy Lee is. She is that woman that doesn’t know any better, and this is the best she can do. I think viewers will have a sense of empathy for that.

When you take on a role that is dark like this, how do you pull yourself out of that emotional place when the cameras aren’t rolling? Is there anything that you do to help get back to Golden after portraying an embattled character like Jimmy Lee?

Yeah, if you just drink about two pints of tequila [laughs]. I’m kidding. I am a method, but I’m not so a method to the point where I don’t know how to weave out of it. Being a mother in real life, it was hard coming home and still having a lot of that Jimmy Lee energy, the dark, the heavy. My daughter could see it. She would be like, “Mommy I’ll be so glad when you’re finished with this project.” She knew it was a heavy emotion I carried with me [for the role], and I did what I could do to leave it on the set. But you have to kind of stay in that space to continue that emotional world. [Jimmy Lee] wasn’t kind. She wasn’t kind to Fauna.

How aware of the Black Dahlia and that era were you before taking the part?

I have always been a fan of that film noir era of Hollywood, especially by living here in LA. Going on the East Side of LA, there’s so much of that era that’s still so present. It’s in the architecture we shot, Leimert Park [neighborhood where Elizabeth Short’s body was found], in a home where an actual murder happened. The architecture and just being in LA really lent itself to this story, and visually, Patty and Sam [Sheridan] incorporated that style. I have always been a fan of that era, the esthetic and architecture. I knew bits and pieces about [Short’s murder] through the architecture [that’s still in LA] and the history of old Hollywood.

How was your experience working with India Eisley?

I love her. It’s so funny because she was on this show called The Secret Life of an American Teenager, and my daughter loves that show. I would binge watch that show with my daughter, and subsequentially, I kept peeking into all of these characters and ask my daughter [in reference to India’s character], “Who is that girl? She’s really good!” As life would have it, she and I came together and worked together. She was such a joy. It was so hard throwing ice at her and manhandling her just because she’s such a sweet, delicate, actress and so giving. She was such a joy to work with.

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