Stage and screen actress first known for bringing to life Joanne Jefferson on Broadway's Rent. She then went on to star as Rafiki in The Lion King and earn roles in Showtime's The Big C and the 2015 film Maggie's Plan.
She graduated from New York University before beginning her career on Broadway.
She is the founder and president of Big Spoon Productions, a film and television production company.
She was married in 2000, changing her named from Walker to Walker-Browne.
Though she didn't join the original Broadway cast in the Rent film, her request for the director to cast an actress of African descent led them to cast Tracie Thoms in her former role.