skip navigation
Julie Brown

Julie Brown

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (1)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Animaniacs: Volume 1 DVD Prepare for a laugh attack when these anarchic toons invade your TV set in the... more info $44.98was $44.98 Buy Now

Bloody Birthday DVD A rare celestial occurrence creates a trio of prepubescent psychopathic killers... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Julie Ann Brown Died:
Born: August 31, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Burbank, California, USA Profession: singer, actor, voice actor, songwriter, screenwriter, producer

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Julie Brown is an original: a daffy West Coast Judy Holliday; a comedienne who has suffered many roadblocks in her rise to fame. Born and raised in California's San Fernando Valley, Brown's screen persona encapsulates all the dizzy selfishness and amorality of the "valley girl". Brown got her training in San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, where she met future collaborators Charlie Coffey and Terrence McNally (the latter who briefly became her husband should not be confused with the playwright of the same name). Originally a stand-up comic ("It's a mean atmosphere. Comedians, to me, look very needy"), Brown parlayed her talent into a pop career as an MTV hostess and released two hilarious albums of original music: "Goddess in Progress" and "Trapped in the Body of a White Girl".

Julie Brown is an original: a daffy West Coast Judy Holliday; a comedienne who has suffered many roadblocks in her rise to fame. Born and raised in California's San Fernando Valley, Brown's screen persona encapsulates all the dizzy selfishness and amorality of the "valley girl". Brown got her training in San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, where she met future collaborators Charlie Coffey and Terrence McNally (the latter who briefly became her husband should not be confused with the playwright of the same name). Originally a stand-up comic ("It's a mean atmosphere. Comedians, to me, look very needy"), Brown parlayed her talent into a pop career as an MTV hostess and released two hilarious albums of original music: "Goddess in Progress" and "Trapped in the Body of a White Girl".

Filmographyclose complete filmography

DIRECTOR:

1.
  National Lampoon's Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In. Women (1994) Director ("Tonya: The Battle Of Wounded Knee")

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 My Santa (2013)
2.
 Wish List (2010)
3.
 Boxboarders! (2008)
4.
5.
 Like Mike (2002) New Age Mother
6.
 Shadow Hours (2000) Speaker
7.
 Plump Fiction (1998) Mimi
8.
 Bug Buster (1998)
9.
 Spy Hard (1996) Cigarette Girl
10.
 Goofy Movie, A (1995) Voice Of Lisa
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Raised in the Los Angeles, area
:
In late 1970s, met collaborators Charlie Coffey and Terrence McNally in San Francisco
1980:
Performed as a stand-up comedian
1980:
Made film debut in "Any Which Way You Can"
1984:
Released first album, "Goddess in Progress"
1989:
Starred in TV comedy show, "Just Say Julie" (MTV)
1989:
Co-starred in and co-wrote feature "Earth Girls are Easy"
1991:
Spoofed Madonna in "Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful", a Showtime special
1992:
Starred in sketch comedy series "The Edge" (Fox)
1994:
Provided character voice of Saleen on the animated series "Aladdin"
1995:
Cast in the spoof "Plump Fiction"; portrayed Mimi, a character based on Uma Thurman's role in "Pulp Fiction"
:
Served as a writer and producer for the sitcom "Clueless" (ABC, 1996-1997; UPN, 1997-1999); also made appearances as Coach Diemer and directed episodes
2000:
Co-wrote, executive produced and starred in the Comedy Central series "Strip Mall"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

San Fernando Valley College: San Fernando , California -
American Conservatory Theatre: San Francisco , California -

Notes

Not to be confused with 'Downtown' Julie Brown, former MTV veejay and TV host.

"My poor husband, when they find out he's married to me, they assume we must live like psychos, having cocaine with Jack Nicholson. But I just want to be in my house with my baby and husband, going to movies, walking my baby in the park. In my real life, I'm much straighter. It's really cool to be able to exorcise all of your demons in your work." --Julie Brown in USA Today, August 18, 1994

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Terrence McNally. Screenwriter, comedy writer. Married in 1983; divorced in 1987; not to be confused with the playwright.
companion:
Penn Jillette. Magician, comedian, writer. Together 14 months in late 1980s.
companion:
David Mirkin. Producer. Dating 1991; met c. 1981 while doing stand-up comedy; executive producer of Fox Television's "Get a Life" and "The Simpsons".

Family close complete family listing

father:
Leonard Brown. TV technician. Retired.
mother:
Celia Brown. Secretary.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute