With that goal firmly planted, she worked as a waitress her senior year of college to save enough money to move to New York.Once there, she slept on a lot of couches and went on a lot of auditions until she landed the plum lead in Lion King playing Nala.She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career.
She became well-known to TV audiences with her role as Raina Troy on the hit CBS drama, Shark.
As part of the legal team on Shark she played a very strong yet compassionate woman who was the conscience of Sebastian Stark played by James Woods.
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On television, she guest-starred on Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, before was cast as regular in the CBS legal drama series Shark opposite James Woods. Brown later was cast in the CBS drama series Numb3rs, wherein she played Nikki Betancourt, an "adrenaline junkie" and former "Loose Cannon" LAPD officer.