Bet You Didn’t Know: Facts Behind The Making Of Moesha

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Mara Brock Akil at work on the set at Paramount working on "Girlfriends" serial for television on 01

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Moesha And Girlfriends Were Connected

Moesha was Mara Brock Akil’s first real show as writer and producer, and one of her biggest future projects would be connected to the series. For instance, Moesha was set in the Leimert Park neighborhood of L.A. The Maya Wilkes character from Girlfriends lived in that neighborhood as well. Wilkes, played by Golden Brooks, also appeared on Moesha as the sister of Barbara Lee, Dorian’s (played by Ray J) birth mother. And Shar Jackson’s character Niecy appeared on an episode of Girlfriends, giving Joan advice.

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