Andre Braugher Survived by Actress Wife Ami Brabson & 3 Sons

Andre Braugher Survived by Actress Wife Ami Brabson & 3 Sons

Andre Braugher, the “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor who died on December 11, 2023, is survived by his wife, Ami Brabson, and three kids.

According to Deadline, Braugher’s wife is an actress. Brabson’s website describes her as “ACTOR | TV & THEATRE | PRODUCER.”

In fact, Brabson played Braugher’s wife in 19 episodes of “Homicide: Life of the Streets,” from 1993 to 1998.

Braugher’s publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed his death to Variety.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. In 1991, Andre Braugher Married Ami Brabson, an Actress Who Later Played His Wife on Television

Brabson and Braugher married in 1991, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

According to her IMDb profile, Brabson is an actress who has had roles on “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1993), “Law & Order” (1990) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999). She played the wife of Braugher’s character on “Homicide: Life on the Street,” the site reported.

Braugher’s cause of death was given only as a “brief illness” by his rep, according to TMZ. The nature of the illness was not disclosed. Braugher was 61.

2. Ami Brabson Is Also a Soprano & Cabaret Singer Who Has Appeared in Theater Productions

According to her website bio, Brabson “played Vanessa on the final season of POWER (Starz Network). Other television credits include Judge Karyn Blake / LAW & ORDER SVU, Mary Pembleton / HOMICIDE: Life on the Streets, Judge Tchaikovsky / BULL, DAMAGES, THE JURY, LAW & ORDER and various Soap Operas.”

Brabson “recently received the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Actress from Connecticut Critics’ Circle for her work in the highly acclaimed production of AMERICAN SON at TheaterWorks Hartford,” her website says.


“Brabson conceived, wrote and starred in the one-women shows PHENOMENAL WOMEN and A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, which she has toured throughout the Northeast. The New York Premiere of TOUGH TITTY by Oni Faida Lampley was Brabson’s first project as a producer in which she also played the starring role,” it continues.

“Other stage credits include: Mistress Ford in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Linda in CURVE OF DEPARTURE, Faye in Dominique Morisseau’s SKELETON CREW, Quilly in John Henry Redwood’s THE OLD SETTLER and Rose in August Wilson’s FENCES,” the website says.

It says she is also “an accomplished soprano and cabaret singer who has performed at New York City venues as varied as Merkin Concert Hall, The Metropolitan Room and Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar,” and adds that she “received her MFA from the NYU/Tisch Graduate School of Acting.”

3. Andre Braugher Said He Wanted to Be With His Sons ‘Through the Course of Their Life’

According to Deadline, Braugher is also survived by his three sons Michael, Isaiah and John Wesley Braugher.

“I’ve got three boys, and I want them to know me as someone other than the guy who takes them to the circus every once in a while. I wanted to be there through the course of their life because I know how important fathers are,” Andre Braugher told Variety in 2020.

In 2019, Braugher touted his wife’s theater production on Instagram.

“So proud to announce my remarkably talented wife Ami, will be starring in her production of Phenomenal Women this weekend at the Baltimore Theater Project! I encourage anyone in the area to check out this incredible performance by my favorite phenomenal woman❤️” he wrote.

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4. Andre Braugher Once Described His Wife as Sharing His Values & Knowing Him ‘Like the Back of Her Hand’

Braugher praised his wife to Variety in 2020.

“We’re like-minded; we grew up in similar neighborhoods; we share the same values,” he said of his wife. “She knows me like the back of her hand, and I’m grateful for that.”

Of Brabson playing his television wife, Braugher told Variety, “She’s remarkably easy to work with.”

5. Andre Braugher Recalled How His Wife Assured Him He Was Funny

In 2020, Braugher told Variety, “Everything’s new. I’d never done it before. Am I any good? I remember turning to my wife and asking her, ‘Is this funny?’ And she said, ‘Yes, of course, you’re not being deceived.’ But I kept looking at it, saying to myself, is this good? I couldn’t really judge.”

Public records show that Braugher and his family lived in New Jersey.

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