• Ami Brabson is an American actress of African-American ethnicity
• She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts from Northwestern University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from New York University's Graduate Acting program
• She is best known for her roles in "Homicide: Life on the Street", "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
• She is married to actor, producer and director Andre Braugher and the couple have three children
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $500,000.

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SpouseAndre Braugher
FactPlays wife of Andre's character in Homicide (1993)

Who is Ami Brabson?

Ami Brabson is an American actress, who apart from being best known for appearing in several recurring roles in popular TV series such as “Homicide: Life on the Street”, “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, is also widely recognized for being the spouse of American actor, producer and director Andre Braugher.

Early Life and Education

Ami is of American nationality and African-American ethnicity, while further details regarding her birth date – probably in the late 1960s – birthplace as well as her family’s background, parents or siblings have never been publicly revealed to the present day. After completing her elementary and secondary education, she enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, from which she graduated, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in arts. As she was interested in acting since her childhood, upon completing her studies, Ami pursued her dream and enrolled at New York University’s Graduate Acting program from which she later obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in acting.

Early Career

After diving into the world of acting, Ami honed her skills through a streak of off-Broadway appearances in the course of the next several years. In her theatrical acting portfolio, there are numerous appearances in various stage plays, including Marion McClinton’s productions “Splash Hatch on the E Going Down”, “Fences” and “Day of Absence” as well as Claude Purdy’s “The Piano Lesson” to name a few.

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Ami Brabson’s Acting Career

Ami’s debut on-camera acting appearance occurred in 1993 when she was cast for the recurring role of Mary Pembleton in the Primetime Emmy wining TV crime drama series “Homicide: Life on the Street” which she portrayed over the course of the next seven years, through the show’s six seasons. In 1998 she appeared in a couple of episodes of the “All My Children” TV series, before landing one of her most recognized roles so far – that of Judge Madeline Drake in the television crime drama series “Law & Order”, which she occasionally reprised ’til 2009, through the show’s 12 seasons.

In 2000 Brabson made a guest appearance in several episodes of the TV series “The Beat”, while in 2004 she starred in a couple of episodes of “The Jury” TV series. Between 2004 and 2009, Ami added only a few guest acting appearances to her professional portfolio, including in TV series “Six Degrees”, “Kidnapped” and “Kings”, while between 2009 and 2012 she starred as a Grief Counselor in the television series “Damages”.

In 2012 Ami Brabson was cast for another iconic role of her career – as Judge Karyn Blake in the Golden Globe-winning television crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” which she’s portrays ever since. Some of her other most recent on-camera acting appearances also include a guest starring engagement in another TV crime drama series – “Bull”.

In addition to those already mentioned, since 2017 Ami Brabson is starring in a ‘one-woman-show’ – “Phenomenal Women”. The performance, directed by Corrina Sowers Adler and presented by the Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation, was originally released to honor the celebration of Women’s History Month.

Ami Brabson’s Marriage with Andre Braugher

She has somehow managed to keep her private life far from the media, as there aren’t many available details about her personal life. However, it has been publicly acknowledged that since the 28th December 1991, Ami has been married to a colleague, American actor and producer Andre Braugher.

Braugher was born on the 1st July 1962, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, as the youngest of four children of Floyd and Sally Braugher. After matriculating from St. Ignatius College Prep school, he enrolled at Stanford University from which he graduated in 1984, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre, while in 1988 he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Julliard School’s Drama Division. In his prosperous on-camera acting career, which has been active since 1989, gaining recognition for starring in an array of TV series including his most memorable appearances as Frank Pembleton in the TV series “Homicide: Life on the Street” which brought him the Primetime Emmy Award in 1998, and as the Captain Raymond Jacob Holt in the police live-action sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for which he was honored with the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award in 2015 and 2016. For his great performances in TV series “Gideon’s Crossing” and “Thief”, Andre was twice nominated for Golden Globe awards.

Together, Ami and Andre have welcomed three children – sons named Michael (born in 1992), Isaiah (brought into the world in 1996) and Wesley (2003). Going strong after over 28 years and lacking any controversies, one can conclude that they are happily married. She and her spouse belong to Unitarian Universalists. Alongside her family, Brabson resides in South Orange, New Jersey.

She is not active on any of the popular social media networks, while details about her vital statistics have never been publicly revealed so far.

Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this American actress accumulated so far? How rich Ami Brabson is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Ami Brabson’s net worth, speaking of mid-2019, figures around the sum of $500,000 which has been primarily acquired through her on-camera acting career, abundant with television appearances and active since 1993.

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Full NameAmi Brabson


SpouseAndre Braugher
ChildrenMichael Braugher, Isaiah Braugher, John Wesley Braugher



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1Has three sons: Michael Braugher (b. 1992) Isaiah Braugher (b. 1996) and John Wesley Braugher (born 2003).
2Plays wife of Andre's character in Homicide (1993)




Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012-2016TV SeriesJudge Karyn Blake
Damages2009-2012TV SeriesGrief Counselor
Unforgettable2012TV SeriesSonya
Law & Order1998-2009TV SeriesJudge Madeline Drake / Judge Cale / Dr. Felicity Cyrus / ...
Kings2009TV SeriesMichelle's Physician
Kidnapped2007TV SeriesMedical Examiner
Six Degrees2006TV SeriesJudge
The Jury2004TV SeriesAlison Trivas
The Beat2000TV SeriesVanessa Sharp / Vanessa Sharpe
All My Children1998TV SeriesNurse Appleton
Homicide: Life on the Street1993-1998TV SeriesMary Pembleton Mary-Whelan Pembleton

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Homicide: Life on the Street1997TV SeriesMary Pembleton

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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