“New Edition Story” Actress Yvette Brown Recalled Her History With Mike Bivins As His Artist
Yvette Nicole Brown took fans by storm when she starred in the popular BET biopic, The New Edition Story. For those who missed it, Yvette- best known for her roles in Community, The Office, and The New Odd Couple- portrayed Michael Bivins’ mother, Shirley Bivins; and ironically, Mike and Yvette have a history together that most never knew about…until now.
In The New Edition Story, Yvette starred alongside the other ‘N.E. mothers’: La La Anthony (Flo DeVoe), Monica Calhoun (Patricia Tresvant), Lisa Nicole Carson (Mae Bell), and Sandi McCree (Carole Brown). The women worked together to bring the motherhood dynamic to life when the cameras were rolling, but most don’t know Yvette actually has a deep past with Michael Bivins. Their work together actually started long before the biopic.
Yvette & Michael Bivins’ Past Together:
Now here’s the kicker about Mike Bivins and Yvette: Yvette Nicole Brown was actually signed to Michael’s label, Biv 10 Records, back in the day! But that’s not all, during an interview with musician, Harry Connick Jr., Yvette revealed that she was not only a singer on Biv’s label, but that Mike was her manager. Then, after she’d graduated from college, she went back to work for Bivins as his assistant. Lo and behold, ten years after Yvette was no longer Bivins’ assistant, she morphed into his momma, Shirley, for The New Edition Story. Ain’t that something?!!
Check out Yvette Nicole Brown- a Cleveland, Ohio native- singing as a member of Bivins’ ‘East Coast Family’ clique in their music video for Biv 10 Records song, “1-4 All 4-1″…BUT THERE’S MORE…