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Evelyn "Cookie" Brown
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Voiced by Frances Callier

Evelyn Champagne Brooks "Cookie" Brown is Cleveland Brown's mother. She is often talked down to by her husband, LeVar Brown, and takes out her anger on Donna. Freight Train has broken up with her twice for a Waffle House waitress, and even had a fling with Auntie Momma while they were visiting Cleveland's. It is shown she suffers from passive aggression, often focusing her anger on Donna due to her lack of satisfaction with LeVar.

In "You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown", Cookie and Freight Train remarried. Cookie decided to move from Petersburg back to Stoolbend because of this.

Evelyn plays the role of one of the hostages taken by Tim and his group of thieves in "Die Semi-Hard".

Cookie is revealed to have had an affair with Cleveland's nanny Barbara after freight Train left in "The Men in Me".

Cookie and Donna conflict

Beginning with "A Brown Thanksgiving", there has been a demonstrated conflict between the two. Cookie insults Donna's dinner, and just being plain mean to Donna. In "Murray Christmas", it is shown she suffers from passive aggression, taking her rage out on Donna because of LeVar. More importantly, in "You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown", Donna tries to befriend Cookie but she is rejected.

Donna and her mother, Dee Dee Tubbs both tell snarky jokes about Cookie in "Mr. and Mrs. Brown".


  • Cookie appears in the Italian segment of "Wide World of Cleveland Show".
  • After Freight Train misses their anniversary to fool around with another woman in "When a Man (or a Freight Train) Loves His Cookie", Cleveland tries to help them patch things up by getting them concert tickets to see George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars. Cookie gets carried away and leave Freight Train for George. Freight Train tries to keep up his macho image bur finally admits he loves Cookie and enlists Cleveland and his friends to help by having Tim maul the band so they can take their place on stage. Freight Train tells Cookie how he really feels in a song and calls all of his other girlfriends to break off their relationships. In the same episode, Cookie's list of former employment includes a stint as the first host of Saturday Night Videos, a long-haul truck driver and five time Libertarian candidate for Mayor.
  • Cookie huffs a lighter at Shakespeare in the Park in "Mr. and Mrs. Brown".
  • On Family Guy, Cleveland receives a text that his mother Cookie Brown had died in "Baby Stewie". This was reconfirmed in "PeTerminator".