Golden Brooks was born on December 1, 1970 in Fresno, California, USA as Golden Ameda Brooks. She is an actress and director, known for Girlfriends (2000), Timecode (2000) and Something New (2006).
Was a figure skating competitor and won several trophies when she was younger.
Her uncle teaches at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California.
Earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology (with a concentration on "Media Representation of Minorities") from UC-Berkeley, where she minored in Theater. She went on to earn a Master's degree from Sarah Lawrence College.
Classically trained dancer. Studied and taught ballet, jazz, and modern dance.
Voulunteers with the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and AIDS Project Los Angeles.
Active with actors such as Danny Glover in the Robey Theater Company
She is a classically trained dancer, both studying and teaching ballet, jazz and modern dance.
Had a cat named Saeku.
Gave birth to her first child, a girl named Dakota Tao Brooks-Woodside, on September 1, 2009. Father is longtime boyfriend D.B. Woodside.