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Encyclopedia > Julie Brown
Julie Brown as Tammi Tyler in Strip Mall (2000)
Julie Brown as Tammi Tyler in Strip Mall (2000)

Julie Ann Brown (born August 31, 1962) is an American actor, stand-up comic, comedic singer-songwriter and screenwriter. Brown is perhaps best known for her work in the 1980s, where she often played a quintessential valley girl character. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Example of a small strip mall. A strip mall (also called a plaza) is a shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Much of her comedy has revolved around the mocking of famous people (with a strong and frequently revisited focus on Madonna). However, unlike some comedians who claim to love the celebrities they mock, Brown satirizes and attacks those whom she feels are undeserving of their fame and are of questionable talent. Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ...

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Career

Comedian Lily Tomlin saw Brown at a comedy club and gave her first break, a part in her 1981 film The Incredible Shrinking Woman. A string of B-movies followed. Tomlin and Brown eventually became close friends. Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ... A comedy club is a venue, typically a nightclub, where people watch or listen to performances, including stand-up comedians, improvisational comedians, impersonators, magicians, ventriloquists and other comedy acts. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... The Incredible Shrinking Woman is a 1981 science fiction/comedy film, starring Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, John Glover and Elizabeth Wilson, and directed by Joel Schumacher. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ...


In 1984, she released her first EP, a five-song album called Goddess in Progress. The album, parodies of popular '80s music combined with her valley girl personality, was quickly discovered by the Dr. Demento Show. The songs "'Cause I'm a Blonde" and "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun" were given radio airplay across the world. The latter was a spoof on traditional 1950s songs about teen romance, à la "It's My Party", with cheerleaders' heads and pompoms being blown to pieces. In 1987, Brown released her first full-length album, Trapped in the Body of a White Girl. The album highlighted her comedic talent and valley girl personality. The album's highlights were "I Like 'em Big and Stupid" and the reprised "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun".[1] Music videos were recorded and received heavy airplay on MTV. // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Goddess in Progress is a 1984 EP by Julie Brown. ... Dr. Demento (born April 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is the stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen [1], who has made a successful career as a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ... The Homecome Queens Got a Gun is a song by Julie Brown recounting a school shooting at a high schoool. ... Its My Party is a song popularized by singer Lesley Gore in 1963. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Pom-pons Pom-Pon: A prop of sorts used in the sport of Cheerleading for a variety of reasons including attracting the attention of a crowd, accentuating movements, distracting an opposing team (though in very limited fashion and never in an unsportsmanlike manner), and adding an element of sparkle to... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Trapped in the Body of a White Girl is a 1987 album by Julie Brown. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... I Like em Big and Stupid was the debut single by comedienne and singer Julie Brown. ... The Homecome Queens Got a Gun is a song by Julie Brown recounting a school shooting at a high schoool. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ...


In 1989, Brown starred in that cable network's comedy and music-video show Just Say Julie. She played the role of a demanding, controlling, and pessimistic glamour-puss from the valley, making fun of popular music acts while at the same time introducing their music videos. She frequently mocked or attacked performers whose credibility she felt was questionable. The trio Wilson Phillips was a frequent and typical subject of Brown's ire: This is a list of television-related events in 1989. ... Just Say Julie was a combination comedy/music video show starring and created by comedienne and singer Julie Brown. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Julie: Oh, I think I'm dying! Oh my God! I can see my family reaching out to me from the Great Beyond. Wait. What's that? A Wilson Phillips video? Oh no, I'm goin' to hell! Funny, eh?

Brown's screen career hit its peak in late 1989 with the release of the film Earth Girls Are Easy. Written, produced by, and starring Brown, it was based loosely on a song by the same name from her debut EP. The film also starred Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Brown cast then-unknown comedians Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans. Earth Girls Are Easy is a 1988 American comedy/musical film. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an Academy-Award nominated American actor. ... Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Damon Kyle Wayans (born September 4, 1960) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. ...


NBC commissioned a half-hour pilot, ultimately unsold and airing Sunday, July 28, 1991, at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, titled The Julie Show. Created by Brown, Charlie Coffey, and director and executive producer David Mirkin, it was a comedy about actress Julie Robbins (Brown), who in this initial story, goes to great lengths to land an interview with teen singer Kiki (played by Kim Walker) in the hopes of getting hired as a tabloid-TV celebrity journalist. Developed under the working title The Julie Brown Show, it also stared Marian Mercer as Julie's mother, June; DeLane Matthews as Debra Deacon, a reporter on the fictional series Inside Scoop; Susan Messing as Julie's roommate Cheryl; and Kevin O'Rourke as Inside Scoop producer Tony Barnow. Brown was also a producer, with John Ziffren, and performed and co-wrote the theme song. Walker, Don Sparks, Robin Angers, and Deborah Driggs were guest performers in this production from Mirkinvision and New World Television.[2] The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... David Mirkin (born September 18, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American, feature film and television director, writer and producer. ... With Paul Lynde in a sketch on The Dean Martin Show Marian Mercer (born November 26, 1935) is an award-winning American actress. ... Susan Messing is a director and actress living in Chicago. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... New World Pictures logo from the late 1980s; New Worlds other divisions used similar logos New World Communications was a major television production company and television station owner in the United States from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. ...


In 1992, Brown starred in her own Fox sketch comedy show, The Edge. It was soon cancelled, although two regulars she cast, Jennifer Aniston and Wayne Knight, went on to success in other television comedies, while still another, Tom Kenny, found success with Mr. Show and Spongebob Squarepants. That same year, she released the Showtime television movie Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful, a scathing satire of celebrity Madonna and her backstage documentary Truth or Dare. (Co-star Kathy Griffin later starred on Suddenly Susan.) Brown followed with another satire, Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women, which lampooned the violence of ice skater Tonya Harding toward rival Nancy Kerrigan, as well as that of widely publicized castrator Lorena Bobbitt. Brown continued to make television guest appearances and contributed voices to various cartoons, including Animaniacs. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Edge was an American sketch comedy television series created by David Mirkin which ran on the FOX Network from 1992 to 1993. ... Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American film and television actress, best known for her role as Rachel Green in the hugely popular television sitcom Friends. ... Wayne Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, known for his roles as Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld, Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, and as police officer Don Orville in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... Thomas James Kenny (born July 13, 1962 in East Syracuse, New York) is an American voice actor who is perhaps best known for his work in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, in which he is the voice of Spongebob, the narrator, Patchy the Pirate, and a number of other characters. ... Mr. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ... “Telefilm” redirects here. ... Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful was a mockumentary film starring comedienne Julie Brown as the title character, with actress Kathy Griffin and actor Donal Logue in supporting roles. ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Kathy Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is a two time Emmy-nominated American stand-up comedian and actress. ... Suddenly Susan 1997 promotional Emmy advertisement. ... Outdoor ice skating in Austria Ice skating is travelling on ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special boots (or, more primitively, without boots, tied to regular footwear). ... Tonya Harding performs a triple axel jump at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. ... Nancy Kerrigan (born October 13, 1969 in Stoneham, Massachusetts) is a two-time American Olympic figure skating medalist and 1993 U.S. champion. ... Castration (also referred as: gelding, neutering, orchiectomy, orchidectomy, and oophorectomy) is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise, by which a male loses the functions of the testes or a female loses the functions of the ovaries. ... Lorena Bobbitt, née Lorena Gallo (born in 1968 or 1969 in Bucay, Ecuador) is an American woman who became famous after cutting off the penis of her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of illustrations with varied meanings that evolved from its original meaning. ... Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs, usually referred to as the shorter title Animaniacs, is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. ...


Brown appeared as Coach Millie Stoeger in the hit film Clueless, reprising that role on ABC's 1996-1999 spinoff TV series, for which she was also a writer, producer and director. After the series ceased production, Elisa Donovan went on to a similar three-year run with Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, while Donald Faison had a bigger success with Scrubs. In 2000, Brown created the series Strip Mall for the Comedy Central network; it ran two seasons. Clueless is a 1995 comedy film, loosely based on Emma by Jane Austen, written and directed by Amy Heckerling and produced by Scott Rudin. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Elisa Donovan (born Lisa Donovan on February 3, 1974 in Poughkeepsie, NY) is an American actress. ... Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is the name of an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. ... Donald Adeosun Faison (born June 22, 1974 in New York City, New York) of Nigerian descent is a television and movie actor, known for his role as Dr. Christopher Turk in the NBC television series Scrubs. ... Scrubs is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American situation comedy/dramedy that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ... Example of a small strip mall. A strip mall (also called a plaza) is a shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ...


Since 2004, Brown has been a commentator on E! network specials, including 101 Reasons the '90s Ruled, 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers, 101 Most Awesome Moments in Entertainment, and 50 Most Outrageous TV Moments. E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ...


In 2005, Brown purchased the rights to her Trapped album back from the record label and re-issued it herself. She also self-released a single, "I Want to Be Gay". I Want to be Gay is the fourth and most recent single released by singer and comedienne Julie Brown. ...


Personal

Brown was born in Van Nuys, California, where she attended Catholic school as a child, Van Nuys High School as a teenager, and as a young adult Los Angeles Valley College. In 1983, Brown married writer and actor Terrence E. McNally, who would also become a frequent collaborator. Together they co-produced her first single, I Like 'em Big and Stupid. They divorced after six years. In 1994, Brown married Ken Rathjen, and together they have one son, Kilean. Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Van Nuys High School Van Nuys High School (VNHS) established in 1914, is a high school in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles, California, belonging to the Los Angeles Unified School District. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Terrence E. McNally (born Massachusetts) is an American actor. ... I Like em Big and Stupid was the debut single by comedienne and singer Julie Brown. ...


Discography

Goddess in Progress is a 1984 EP by Julie Brown. ... Trapped in the Body of a White Girl is a 1987 album by Julie Brown. ...

Singles

I Like em Big and Stupid was the debut single by comedienne and singer Julie Brown. ... The Homecome Queens Got a Gun is a song by Julie Brown recounting a school shooting at a high schoool. ... Trapped in the Body of a White Girl was the second single released by singer and comedienne Julie Brown. ... Girl Fight Tonight promo CD Girl Fight Tonight was was the third single released by singer and comedienne Julie Brown, the second from her only album Trapped in the Body of a White Girl. ... I Want to be Gay is the fourth and most recent single released by singer and comedienne Julie Brown. ...

References

  1. ^ The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun on YouTube
  2. ^ Lovece, Frank. The Television Yearbook 1990-91 (Perigee Books / Putnam Publishing, 1991), p. 267

Frank Lovece is an American journalist, author, comedy performer and comic-book writer. ...

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