Brandy (b. 1979)
Multi-tasking teen star.
In the clear after Los Angeles prosecutors rejected a California Highway Patrol recommendation, and declined to press charges relating to a 2006 car crash that left one woman dead. "Insufficient evidence" cited (2007).
Slapped with $50 million lawsuit from family of crash victim (2007).
Career slowed after birth of daughter (2002), revived after launch of America's Got Talent (2006), slowed anew after car crash (2006).
Starred as with-it teen Moesha Mitchell on Moesha (1996-2001).
Peaked as a teen star in 1998 with Grammy for Monica duet "This Boy Is Mine," big-screen role in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and, say, publication of Joal Ryan's unauthorized biography, Real Life Cinderella: The Story of Brandy (extra-special used copies available from $.01).
Costarred opposite idol Whitney Houston in 1997 TV-musical, Cinderella.
Made primetime series debut, at age 14, in short-lived sitcom Thea (1993-94).
Signed first record contract at age 14 (1993).
Sister of Ray J.
Full name is Brandy Rayana Norwood.
Tastings.com: All About Brandy (and Cognac and Armagnac)
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