Downtown Julie Brown Biography
Julie Dorne Brown, also known as Downtown Julie Brown (born August 27, 1963), is an actress and former MTV VJ. Her father was Jamaican and her mother was English. Her father was in the Royal Air Force and she grew up on Air Force bases all around the world including Singapore, India, Cyprus and Wales.
Brown hosted the Club MTV show in the late 1980s. The show had a similar format to American Bandstand, but featured an exclusive lineup of dance music. From this, came her famous catchphrase Wubba Wubba Wubba.
MTV capitalized on the confusion between Downtown Julie Brown and comic actress Julie Brown by sending the pair together as correspondents for MTV News, as well as 'facing' each other on both their shows (Club MTV and Just Say Julie).
After her VJ career subsided, she posed naked for Playboy. She has also appeared in a number of movies and TV shows including; Spy Hard, The Weird Al Show, Walker, Texas Ranger, Battle Dome and Hey Arnold!.
Originally from Bridgend, Wales, Julie Brown came to fame after winning the World Disco Dancing Championship during the 1970s, and in the early 1980s appeared on the BBC One children's TV gameshow Crackerjack. She later relocated to the United States. In 1987 she married Martin Schuemann and they have one daughter Gianna, born in 1993. The family lives in Venice, CA.