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Julie Brown Biography

Birth Name:
Julie Ann Brown
Birth Place:
Van Nuys, California, United States
Actor, comedian, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco
  • Got her big break when Lily Tomlin saw her perfom at a club and cast her in the 1981 film The Incredible Shrinking Woman
  • Worked at MTV at the same time as veejay "Downtown" Julie Brown and adopted the name "West Coast" Julie Brown to avoid confusion
  • Cast then-unknown comics Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans in her 1989 film Earth Girls are Easy
  • Won a Writers Guild of America award for her 1992 Showtime special, Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful