Gabrielle Dennis Plays Whitney Houston In ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ + Laz Alonso, Mekhi Phifer, Lil Rel Howry, Lance Gross Join Cast

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Whitney Houston Is Gabrielle Dennis In 'The Bobby Brown Story' + Laz Alonso, Mekhi Phifer, Lil Rel Howry Lance Gross Join Cast

Whitney Houston, Gabrielle Dennis

Whitney Houston Is Gabrielle Dennis In ‘The Bobby Brown Story’

Gabrielle Dennis will portray Whitney Houston in BET’s upcoming miniseries, The Bobby Brown Story.

Gabrielle Dennis

Dennis most recently co-starred in Rosewood with Morris Chestnut and appeared on Issa Rae’s Insecure.

Bobby and Whitney had a tumultuous relationship and were married from 1992 – 2007. Throughout their 14-year marriage, Houston and Brown went through periods of infidelity, domestic violence, and drug use.

Woody McClain

The project stars Woody McClain as Bobby Brown. McClain also played Brown in the New Edition story. Mekhi Phifer, Lil Rel Howery, T.K. Carter, Laz Alonso, Lance Gross, Alyssa Goss and Sandi McCree also are set to star. Phifer plays Tommy Brown, Bobby’s brother. Howery is Brian Irvine, Bobby’s business manager. Carter plays Herbert “Pops” Brown, Bobby’s father. Alonso is Louil Silas Jr, an MCA producer-executive who helps make Bobby a solo star. Gross is set as Steven Sealy, a childhood friend of Bobby’s who is killed in a gunfight after hanging with him at a hometown bar. Goss plays Bobby’s current wife, Alicia Etheridge, and McCree will reprise her New Edition Story as Bobby’s mother Carole Brown.

Filming began this month in Atlanta. The Bobby Brown Story is executive produced by Jesse Collins (The New Edition Story) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment; written by Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket, The New Edition Story) and directed by Spike Lee protégé Kiel Adrian Scott.

The made for TV movie will air in September.

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  • siarasheree

    OK She’s not a good actress.. IMO …

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I wish they would tell his story pre-Whitney or outside of Whitney and allow her to rest in peace. It seems like there has been too many stories about Whitney and she ain’t even settled in the ground good!