The Untold Truth About Andre Braugher’s Wife Ami Brabson

April 18, 2024
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Who is Ami Brabson?

Ami Brabson was born in the late 1960s in the United States; however, neither the actual date nor place of her birth are disclosed. She’s an actress, probably best recognized for landing the role of Mary-Whelan Pembleton in the NBC police procedural series “Homicide: Life On The Street” (1993-1998) and featuring as Trial Judge Karyn Blake in the NBC crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2012-2021). She is also known for being the wife of famous actor Andre Braugher.

How rich is she, as of now? Ami Brabson Net Worth

As of late 2021, Ami Brabson’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress, who has garnered 14 television and film acting credits since she launched her career back in 1993.

On the other hand, her husband Andre Braugher has an estimated fortune of around $8 million.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Little is known about Ami Brabson’s early life since she keeps it away from the shadow of the media, nor are the names of her parents known, or their professions, and it’s also a mystery whether she has any siblings, or is an only child. She holds American nationality and belongs to African American ethnic group. Ami hasn’t shared any details about her education, either.

Professional Acting Career

Ami Brabson launched her professional acting career in 1993  under the influence of her husband Andre Braugher, when she joined the cast of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning police procedural series “Homicide: Life On The Street”, in which she starred in the role of his character’s wife Mary-Whelan Pembleton until 1998.


In the same year, she also landed the recurring role of Nurse Appleton in the highly popular TV soap opera “All My Children”, which was created by Agnes Nixon and broadcast on ABC. From 1998 to 2009, she also made guest-starring appearances in various roles in the NBC police procedural and legal drama series “Law & Order”.

Concurrently with filming the latter, Ami continued to work on other projects. In 1999, she performed in the play “Fences” at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the next year, she was cast as Vanessa Sharp in the UPN drama series “The Beat”, which was followed by her portrayal of Alison Trivas in the Fox legal drama series “The Jury” in 2004. Thereafter, she guest-starred in such TV series as “Six Degrees”, “Kings”, and “Kings”.

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From 2009 to 2013, she had the part of Grief Counselor in the FX legal thriller series “Damages”, sharing the screen with Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. Since 2012, she’s starred in the role of Trial Judge Karyn Blake in the NBC crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”; the series has received more than 90 award nominations, and won over 30. She also played Naomi in the short drama film “Contamination” in 2013, and guest-starred as Judge Tchaikovsky in the CBS legal drama series “Bull” from 2018 to 2019.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Ami Brabson has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m), while her weight is around 150lbs (68kgs). Information about her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.


Personal Life

Ami Brabson and Andre Braugher exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 28 December 1991. They are the parents of three sons – she gave birth to their first son named Michael in 1992. Four years later, the couple welcomed their second son, named Isaiah, while their third and youngest son, named John Wesley Braugher was born in 2003. The family’s current residence is in South Orange, New Jersey. They practice Unitarian Universalism.

Who is her husband? Andre Braugher Short Wiki/Bio

Andre Keith Braugher was born on 1 July 1962 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in Chicago, Illinois USA. He was raised by his father, Floyd Braugher, who worked as a heavy equipment operator, and his mother Sally Braugher, who was a postal worker. He has three elder siblings.

Speaking about his education, he went to St. Ignatius College Prep, then upon matriculation, he enrolled in Stanford University, from which he obtained his BA degree in theatre in 1984. He furthered his education at the prestigious Juilliard School’s Drama Division, graduating in 1988.

Rise to Fame

Andre Braugher’s acting career took off when he made his debut feature film appearance as Cpl. Thomas Searles in the 1989 historical war drama film “Glory”, next to Morgan Freeman and Matthew Broderick. At the time, he also landed the role of Detective Winston Blake in the late-1980s ABC film revival of the 1973-1974 series “Kojak”.

He then landed his breakthrough appearance, when he was chosen to play Detective Frank Pembleton in the NBC police procedural series “Homicide: Life On The Street” (1993-1998), which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1998.


He left the series after its sixth season, but later reprised the role in the reunion TV film in 2000.

Concurrently, in 1996 he performed as the title character in the Delacorte Theater production of “Henry V”, for which he won an Obie Award. Two years later, he played Cassiel in the romantic fantasy film “City Of Angels”, alongside Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan, which was followed by his portrayal of Satch DeLeon in the sci-fi thriller film “Frequency” in 2000.

Continued Success

From 2000 to 2001, Andre was cast as Dr. Ben Gideon in the short-lived ABC medical drama series “Gideon’s Crossing”, which was canceled after a single season. His next major role came when he was selected to play Detective Marcellus Washington in the CBS crime drama series “Hack”, created by David Koepp and which aired for two seasons from 2002 to 2004; for his performance, he won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

He then earned his second Primetime Emmy Award for his portrayal of Nick Atwater in the critically acclaimed FX thriller crime drama miniseries “Thief” in 2006. Later that year, he featured as Captain Bradford in the survival thriller film “Poseidon”, alongside Kurt Russell and Josh Lucas. In 2007, he had the parts of General Hager in the superhero film “Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer”, which was a huge box office hit, and Brent Norton in the sci-fi horror film “The Mist”, based on Stephen King’s novella of the same title. The next year, he was cast as General George W. Mancheck in the sci-fi miniseries “The Andromeda Strain”.


Further Work

In the late 2000s and early 2010s, Andre landed the role of Owen Thoreau Jr. in the TNT comedy-drama series “Men Of A Certain Age” (2009-2011), for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and featured as Dr. Darryl Nolan in the Fox medical drama series “House” (2009-2012). He also provided his voice to the villain Darkseid in the animated superhero film “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse” in 2010.

Afterwards, he played Millard in the action-comedy film “The Baytown Outlaws” (2012) and starred in the lead role of Captain Marcus Chaplin in the ABC military drama series “Last Resort” (2012-2013). In 2013, he joined the main cast of the Fox / NBC police procedural comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, and has portrayed Captain Raymond Holt since then; for his role, Andre has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Olivia Wilson

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