Whether through stand-up, the big screen, television or music, comedienne and actress Julie Brown is adored worldwide, and continues to captivate audiences. Since childhood, Julie has had a knack for making people laugh. Known for brilliantly mocking her Hollywood comrades, Brown’s original claim to fame was her award-winning parody “Medusa: Dare to be Truthful,” for Showtime Networks, in which she spoofed the one and only, Madonna. An esteemed pop icon, Julie is currently finishing up her third studio album entitled “Smell The Glamour,” featuring the dance hit “Big Clown Pants” and “Another Drunk Chick”.
Julie grew up surrounded by Hollywood stars and entertainers. Born in Van Nuys, California, the throbbing heart of the Valley, she is a third-generation show biz baby. In the 80’s, Julie’s outrageous talent brought her to the stand-up comedy scene in LA and San Francisco, where she quickly grabbed the attention of the gay community. Discovered by comedy legend Lily Tomlin, Julie’s life changed forever when Tomlin cast her in “The Incredible Shrinking Woman.” After writing and starring in “Earth Girls Are Easy” with Jim Carrey & Geena Davis, Julie skyrocketed into the national spotlight. Some of her other commended movie roles include “Attack of the 5’2” Women,” “Plump Fiction,” “Like Mike,” “Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment” and “Clueless.”
With things moving at full steam, Julie jumped back and forth from movies to TV, capturing roles on hit shows like “Laverne & Shirley,” “Murphy Brown,” “Quantum Leap,” “Buffalo Bill,” and “The Jeffersons.” Recently, Julie flaunted her amazing talent on fan favorites “CSI,” “Six Feet Under,” and “The Wizards of Waverly Place.” She hosted her own comedy show “Just Say Julie” on MTV for several seasons. This led to her star turn on “The Edge” on Fox, and “Strip Mall” on Comedy Central-shows she also helped create. When the film “Clueless” was spun off as an ABC sitcom in 1996, Julie reprised her role as Millie, the gritty, hilarious gym coach.
Always active in television, Julie lends her voice to dozens of cartoon series, including Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs,” “Aladdin,” “Pinky and the Brain,” “Quack Pack” and the much loved “A Goofy Movie.” In 2008, Julie co-wrote the Disney Channel’s blockbuster hit “Camp Rock,” in which she co-starred with The Jonas Brothers. Her reputation for incisive humor has made her a featured guest commentator on E! Network specials, including “101 Reasons the ’90s Ruled,” “101 Most Starlicious Makeovers,” and “50 Most Outrageous TV Moments.”
Undeniably talented, Julie has made a huge impact as a musical artist. After the release of her first album “Goddess In Progress,” her style and sound grabbed the attention of the international crowd, and caught fire all across the globe. Her singles, “Girl Fight Tonight,” “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun,” and “I Like ‘Em Big And Stupid” were instant hits and received heavy airplay throughout the country. In late 2008, Julie released a political parody single, “The Ex-Beauty Queen’s Got a Gun,” which became a pop sensation nationwide.
In 2007, Julie took to the road with her own one-woman show, headlining in Chicago, San Francisco and New York City. Continuing to perform today, Julie currently lives high up in the Hollywood Hills, where she enjoys cooking, raising Malti-poos, and mixed martial arts cagefighting in her limited spare time.
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