American actress who’s popular both for originating the role of Deena in Broadway’s Dreamgirls as well as for playing the role of mom Dee Mitchell about the favorite television series Moesha. She was among the youngest female to graduate from Rutgers College or university, which she do at age group 19. She became an achieved singer, making a Tony Award nomination on her behalf stage efficiency in Dreamgirls. She wedded Pennsylvania Condition Senator Vincent Hughes in 2005 after previously becoming wedded to Eric Maurice for 11 years. She performed Brandy’s mom in the long-running series Moesha.