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Julie Suzanne Chen was born on 6 January 1970, in Queens, New York City USA, and is of Chinese-Burmese descent through her mother. Julie is an American journalist, television personality, presenter and an actress, undoubtedly best known as the anchor for the CBS reality TV show “Big Brother” since its inception in 2000.

How rich is Julie Chen? Authoritative sources estimate that Julie’s net worth is estimated to be over $18 million as of mid-2017, mainly accumulated through her involvement in the entertainment industry during a career now spanning more than 25 years.

Julie Chen Net Worth $18 Million

Julie Chen attended University of Southern California, graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism, as well as English in 1991. Chen began working as an intern at a morning television news program “CBS Morning News”. Her job mostly consisted of answering phones and distributing copied faxes. A year later, while Chen was still studying at school, she applied to work at ABC NewsOne, and secured a job as a desk assistant. Chen was then given an opportunity to showcase her skills as a producer, which she did until leaving in 1995, when she went to Ohio to work for WDTN-TV television station as a news anchor. She worked there for two years until 1997. All these positions added steadily to her net worth.

In 1999, Julie Chen returned to “CBS Morning News”, but this time to work as an anchor. Julie Chan’s fame, as well as her net worth began increasing at the time, since she also worked as an anchor for the popular morning show “CBS This Morning”, and a news program “The Early Show” where her co-workers were Jane Clayson, as well as Bryant Gumbel. Chen co-hosted the show for almost eight years, from 2002 until 2010, and even though she left the position, Chen remained an active supporter until the show was cancelled in 2012. During her lengthy time spent on “The Early Show”, Chen worked alongside many famous anchors, including Erica Hill, Harry Smith and Hannah Storm.

An already well-recognized figure, Julie Chen contributed to her rising popularity by appearing as a weekend anchor and reporter for WCBS-TV. Chen’s many appearances on television include an American version of the reality game called “Big Brother”. During the beginnings of “Big Brother”, particularly its first season, Julie Chen was faced with some struggles, and received a lot of criticism from the public for her scripted and stiff communication with the live audience present in the studio. Yet despite the drawbacks, Chen managed to maintain the position of an anchor and accumulate a significant amount of money from this job. “Big Brother” was also one of the reasons Chen met her soon-to-be husband, multi-millionaire Leslie Moonves, who was also a chief executive officer at CBS Television. Even though Moonves was married at the time, Chen and Moonves began dating and in 2004 were married at a private ceremony right after Moonves’ divorce from his previous wife. An anchor, journalist and television personality, Julie Chen is currently working on a TV show called “The Talk” with her co-hosts being Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 6, 1970
Birth place: Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.64 m)
Profession:Journalist, Presenter, Television producer, TV Personality, Actress
Education:St. Francis Preparatory School, University of Southern California
Nationality:American
Spouse:Leslie Moonves (m. 2004)
Children:Charlie Moonves (born 2009)
Parents:David Y. Chen, Wan Ling Chen
Siblings:Gladys Chen, Vicki Chen
Nominations:Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program (2009), Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host (2014)
Movies:The Comeback (2014), The Millers (2014), NCIS: Los Angeles: In The Line of Duty (2015), Supergirl (2016)
TV shows:“The Talk” (since 2010), “The Early Show” (1999-2012), “Big Brother After Dark” (since 2007), “CBS Morning News” (since 1982), ABC "NewsOne"
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Mexico [December 2004]
2Son, Charlie Moonves, was born on September 24, 2009. Husband, Leslie Moonves also has three children from a previous marriage.
3Stepmother of Sara Moonves, Adam Moonves and Michael Moonves.
4Graduated from the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California in 1991 with a double Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and English.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1The catchphrase, "But first . . ."


Quotes

#Quote
1Then I thought, 'I am the Chen-bot, and I have to embrace my inner Chen-bot.'
2[Who once said that future journalists were as blurry as ever, led by increasingly opinionated cable news anchors]: When I was in journalism school, you were taught to be completely objective. But we don't see that anymore.
3[Big Brother (2000), as a series]: It started out like 10 complete strangers, throw into a house, cut off from the inside world, and they have to co-exist where there are cameras/microphones monitoring everything that they do, and each week, they vote off their own, kind of like 'Survivor,' but in this house.
4I don't know how that works out, ... I don't know what's going on that I'm hosting the Emmys during really hard times. But I guess it's an honor and a privilege that I'm the one who gets to try to walk that line of making people feel good.
5[on parenting]: There are so many things you learn about motherhood as you're going to learn, well, unless, I'm completely in the dark more, so then, cause I was supposed to know that? The doctor told me, 'You have to feed him, every 2 to 3 hours.'
6[on having new responsibilities as a mother]: I'm feeling like I'm tethered to my home, because of my feelings; you know, that's the biggest adjustment like, 'I don't know, can I make the dental appointment?' You know, I hope they're ready on time, it's like the whole schedule and do the map. If I can feed it and comeback at this time.
7[on her husband]: As a very spiritual person myself, I was totally curious to meet the guy, and to hear stories of what Les was like as a kid -- and the reunion turned out to be a warm surprise. He turned out to be a very accessible person and a real sports nut like both me and Les. Our apartment has views to the West and so we all shared a beautiful sunset.
8[When asked if her The Early Show (1999) crew were going to travel anywhere by ship]: I thought if we have to broadcast the next morning, I was concerned about how far it was going to be and how tired I was going to be.
9[When she began hosting Big Brother (2000), her very first year]: People were writing that I was horrible in the job, and there was all this talk about 'blurring the line' and 'What's happening to journalism'?
10[on Big Brother (2000)]: It's a real live Melrose Place. It takes you back to junior high - very catty, very cliquey. You can relate to at least one person in the house, see the cool kids try to bully the misfits and watch the misfits outsmart the bullies. You love to hate certain people.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Entertainment Talk Show HostThe Talk (2010)· Sara Gilbert
· Sharon Osbourne
· Aisha Tyler
· Sheryl Underwood
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Entertainment Talk Show HostThe Talk (2010)· Sara Gilbert (co-host)
· Sharon Osbourne (co-host)
· Aisha Tyler (co-host)
· Sheryl Underwood (co-host)
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Talk (2010)· Aisha Tyler
· Sheryl Underwood
· Sharon Osbourne
· Sara Gilbert


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supergirl2016TV SeriesJulie Chen
NCIS: Los Angeles2015TV SeriesAmbassador Nancy Kelly
The Comeback2014TV SeriesJulie Chen
The Millers2013-2014TV SeriesJulie Chen
Madam Secretary2014TV SeriesJulie Chen
The Fairly OddParents2005TV SeriesStarlet

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Talk2010-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess / Herself - Host / Herself - Co-Host
Entertainment Tonight2006-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself - Ice Bucket Challenge
The Price Is Right2016TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Big Brother: Over the Top2016TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Big Brother2000-2016TV SeriesHerself - Host
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - The Talk
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself / ...
Larry King Now2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - guest / Herself - Guest
Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Morning Program and Nominated: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
The Insider2013-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself - Hostess, Big Brother
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
Rachael Ray2006-2015TV SeriesHerself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself
CBS Summer Preview2015TV MovieHerself - Host
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Game Show Host and Nominated: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Top Ten List Presenter
Who Do You Think You Are?2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Young and the Restless2014TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2012-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Beauty and the Beast2014TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHerself (segment "Watters' World")
CBS Cares2007-2013TV SeriesHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Game Show Host
The Early Show2000-2011TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - News Anchor & Host / Herself / ...
Iron Chef America: The Series2005-2011TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Herself - ICA Judge / TV Hostess
Howard Stern on Demand2011TV SeriesHerself
I Get That a Lot2010TV SeriesHerself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Unit2009TV SeriesHerself
Million Dollar Password2008TV SeriesHerself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: The Year in Plays
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Veronica Mars2005TV SeriesHerself
Yes, Dear2003TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHerself
The CBS Morning News1987TV SeriesHerself - Anchor (1999-2002)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself / Herself - Hostess, Big Brother / ...
The Insider2013-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself - The Talk
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself - The Talk / ...
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Host of 'The Talk'
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Trouble the Water2008DocumentaryHerself - Reporter

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