Downtown Julie Brown

Downtown Julie Brown Net Worth

$5 Million
Last Updated: September 21, 2023
Richest CelebritiesRichest DJs
Net Worth:
$5 Million
Date of Birth:
Aug 27, 1959 (64 years old)
Place of Birth:
Presenter, Actor
United Kingdom
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What is Downtown Julie Brown's Net Worth?

Downtown Julie Brown is a British actress, television personality, and radio DJ who has a net worth of $5 million. Downtown Julie Brown is best known for hosting the television music show "Club MTV" during the show's run from 1987 to 1992. Among her other notable hosting gigs, she hosts the SiriusXM radio channel '90s on 9. As an actress, Brown has appeared in such films as "Spy Hard," "B.A.P.S," and "Ride."

Early Life

Julie Brown was born on August 27, 1963 in Bedfordshire, England to a British mother and a Jamaican father. She is one of seven siblings. Due to her father's work in the Royal Air Force, Brown grew up on air force bases around the globe. The family eventually settled in Wales.

Career Beginnings

In the late 1970s, Brown won the UK Disco Dancing Championships. She went on to win the World Disco Dancing Championships after that. Subsequently, Brown began appearing on British television as a presenter and guest on children's shows, including BBC's long-running "Crackerjack." She also appeared as a dancer on the BBC music chart program "Top of the Pops." Later, Brown became a presenter on the 24/7 pan-European television channel Music Box.

Club MTV

After moving to the United States in the late 1980s, Brown became a VJ on the television channel MTV. In the summer of 1987, she began hosting the new music show "Club MTV." Modeled on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand," the show was filmed at the New York City dance club the Palladium, and featured teenagers and young adults dancing to hit music videos. Brown's catchphrase on the show was "Wubba Wubba Wubba," which stemmed from her accidental reading of the T-shirt of a camera crewmember who was holding the cue cards. "Club MTV" ultimately ran for 1,245 episodes through mid-1992.

Further Television and Radio Career

After leaving MTV, Brown worked for ESPN as an interviewer of football athletes both on and off the field. Following that gig, she moved to Los Angeles and hosted the gossip program on the cable network E! On the radio, Brown hosted the syndicated dance music countdown program "American Dance Traxx," serving as host from March of 1992 until the show's final broadcast in December of 1993. Later on, she began hosting the SiriusXM channel '90s on 9, which features hit R&B, rock, hip-hop, and dance tracks from the 1990s.

As an actress, Brown has appeared on such television shows as "The Weird Al Show," "Walker, Texas Ranger," and "Kenan & Kel." She has also appeared and/or competed on a number of reality shows, including "Battle Dome," "The Dog Whisperer," "I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!," and "Wife Swap."

Downtown Julie Brown

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Film Career

On the big screen, Brown appeared in a small role as Cigarette Girl in the 1996 parody film "Spy Hard." She had another bit part the following year in the female buddy comedy "B.A.P.S." Brown had her first substantial film role in 1998, playing music video director Bleau Kelly in the comedy "Ride." She appeared alongside Malik Yoba, Melissa De Sousa, John Witherspoon, and Fredro Starr, among others.

Personal Life and Real Estate

In 2001, Brown married film producer and former Intermedia CEO Martin Schuermann. The couple has a daughter named Gianna. They previously owned a home in the Marina del Rey area of Los Angeles which they sold in 2013 for $2.85 million.

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