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Short Info

Net Worth$8 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1970
SpouseLeslie Moonves
MarkThe catchphrase, "But first . . ."
FactStepmother of Sara Moonves, Adam Moonves and Michael Moonves.

Julie Chen is an American television personality, news anchor, and producer for CBS. She is the host of the CBS reality show Big Brother and the first host of the CBS daytime talk show The Talk. She has also been a co-anchor of the CBS Evening News and a fill-in anchor for CBS This Morning.

Chen was born in New York City, the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Her father was a professor at Queens College, and her mother was a research scientist at Columbia University. Chen has an older sister, Gladys, and a younger brother, Victoria.

Chen was raised in Queens and attended Stuyvesant High School, a public school for gifted students. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Chen began her career as an intern at ABC News in Los Angeles. She later worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City. In 2002, she joined CBS News as a correspondent, and later became the co-anchor of The Early Show.

In 2010, Chen became the host of Big Brother, a reality show in which contestants are isolated from the outside world and monitored 24 hours a day by cameras. The show has been criticized for its voyeuristic nature, but Chen has defended it as a “social experiment.”

In 2011, Chen became one of the hosts of The Talk, a daytime talk show on CBS. The show features a panel of women discussing various topics, including parenting, relationships, and pop culture.

Chen is married to television producer Leslie Moonves. They have two children together.

Chen has an estimated net worth of $16 million. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and often uses it on her show Big Brother to communicate with the Chinese-speaking contestants.

General Info

Full NameJulie Chen
Net Worth$8 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1970
Height1.64 m
ProfessionJournalist, TV Personality, Television producer, Presenter, Actor
EducationUniversity of Southern California, St. Francis Preparatory School


SpouseLeslie Moonves
ChildrenCharlie Moonves
ParentsDavid Y. Chen, Wan Ling Chen
SiblingsGladys Chen, Vicki Chen


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host
TV ShowsThe Early Show, Big Brother, The Talk, CBS Morning News, Big Brother: After Dark

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#Marks / Signs
1The catchphrase, "But first . . ."


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.


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.




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


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

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


Nominated Awards

2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Entertainment Talk Show HostThe Talk (2010)
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Entertainment Talk Show HostThe Talk (2010)
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Talk (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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