"DOWNTOWN" JULIE BROWN
ABC's "I'm a Celebrity -- Get Me Out of Here!"
When Julie Brown came to American shores to be a VJ for MTV, she learned to play basketball for fun and applied her typical ‘downtown' chic aesthetic to the game. Her teammates dubbed her "Downtown" Julie Brown for the rhyme and the rhythm. From her early "Wubba-Wubba-Wubba" days at MTV, her career has mimicked the success and growth of MTV itself, diversifying and re-defining itself all along the way.
Julie has appeared on such hit shows as "Walker, Texas Ranger," "V.I.P," "Martial Law" and "Lois & Clark," as well as numerous others. You can also catch her at her cattiest as "Enchantra," the talking cat of the animated series, "Sabrina the Teenaged Witch."
Born in Bedforshire, England, to a full-time mom and a father who served as a flight sergeant in the Royal Air Force, Julie is one of seven brothers and sisters. Before moving to the United States, she lived all over England, as well as in Singapore and Cyprus. She hosted various television programs in the U.K., including "Music Box," when executives from MTV caught her act and hired her immediately for a coveted VJ position on MTV.
Within a few years, Julie left the world of music and MTV to pursue another of her passions, sports. When she joined the ESPN "Monday Night Football" team, her unique style of interviewing earned her the respect of sports commentators, writers, players and -- toughest of all -- the fans. Her many memorable segments included playing baseball with Mickey Mantle, running a play with Jerry Rice and shooting one-on-one with Michael Jordan.
Next she took on the role of special reporter for "Inside Edition," taking the home audience to special events all around the world, ranging from the Super Bowl's All Star Games to fashion shows in Paris and Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Most recently Julie hosted the very popular "The Gossip Show" for E! Entertainment Television, where she closed each show with the famous tag line, "Peace, love and gossip!" Aside from her endeavors at E!, Julie brought her energy and charm seven days a week to "In Tune," a half-hour program showcasing the top performers in all genres of music, for DirecTV. Radio was also something she wanted to conquer, and in 2001 she hosted "Downtown with Julie Brown,"., a weekly, nationally syndicated radio program covering entertainment, sports and gossip.
Julie has lent her name and/or time to numerous charities and causes, including United Cerebral Palsy for the last seven years.