Logan Browning is an American actor. She is most famous for playing Samantha White in the successful Netflix animated comedy film Dear White People. The film became a favorite among audiences of all ages and was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Before her career as a cartoon character, writer, or actress, she was known as a dancer. Her first performing came at the age of six, when she was hired as a tap dancer at the Village Dance Theater in upstate New York. Her dancing experience led her to studying acting in New York City, where she honed her skills before moving on to Los Angeles to begin her career as a singer. While many of her early songs were covered by other artists, one of her earliest and most popular songs was recorded by pop star Elton John and became a number one hit.
In the mid nineteen sixties, as a teenager in Los Angeles, California, Logan Browning attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in drama. After graduation, she traveled to London, England, to continue studying, where she landed roles in television programs such as Bonanza, F.R.I.E.N.D.S., and Hawaii Five-0. In order to learn more about writing, Browning enrolled in a writing program at the university. She graduated in the spring of 1970. She worked in newspaper ads and entertainment writing jobs in London, but began to focus more on theater in the United States.
Following a spell in Hollywood, Browning moved back to Los Angeles and continued to work until she was cast in one of the final episodes of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Her performance gained her immediate attention. She moved on to play the role of the ship’s Counselor, Captain Spock. The Wrath of Khan saw the release of both the first and third installments of the film franchise. Although the first installment managed to gross nearly three times as much as the second, it still remains the high water mark for all of Star Trek films. Browning’s distinctive features stand out in this film, as she plays Counselor Deangelo, a human with the cerebral level of thought common in Vulcans.
Born in segregated Louisiana, Browning was one of eleven children born toomycers. While her father was a well-known agent, her mother, a seamstress, was not. It was in response to her mother’s persistent efforts to improve the conditions of their labor that Browning launched her career in movies. Her first major role came in the acclaimed films Dazed and Confused, which she also starred in alongside Bill Murray.
After those films, she then appeared in the more weighty ensemble of Kung Fu Panda, The Replacements, and World War Z. Between her action roles and her impressive physique, Browning has attained an approximate 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 95 kg. These days, she is busy filming the live action series Falling Out of Love in Australia and currently has several movie promotions underway. The first of these, Secrets of Sleeping Beauty, will begin shooting later this month. This fairy tale spinoff is expected to follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned Moulin Rouge with a release on DVD and the upcoming Shrek 3.
Other recent roles have included Smallville, Brides, and Terra Nova: The Adventures of an Earth Girl. Browning was responsible for one of the more bizarre romantic scenes in the movie, which featured Allison Greene playing a secretary to a rich single man. As the two characters converse, he reveals that his secretary wife is actually his second cousin. Browning then appears in the last few seconds of the movie, briefly stealing the limo that Greene’s character is riding in. Her role in the TV show Terra Nova, though shorter in length, managed to garner her a three-episode role as well as an additional episode of Smallville. Both Smallville and Brides utilize her strong acting chops to give their series a strong following.
However, it should be noted that Browning has never actually stood up in a costume of any sort, nor has she worn any makeup of any kind. Her fans often refer to her as “The Incredible Brown Lady”. Her physique is portrayed by a dark, olive-colored skin, brown hair, and brown eyes. Her most popular brown color is her skin color, as seen in pictures from her appearances on the television and movies. Browning was born in segregated Alabama in the mid-Fifties, and she always had a desire to be a part of something bigger than herself. Following the death of her parents, she would pursue an acting career in New York City and would eventually become known worldwide as the Incredible Brown Lady.