Julie Chen – American TV Personality
Julie Chen is a 44-year-old Burmese/Chinese CBS producer, news anchor and all round TV personality. She was raised in Rangoon, Burma with her two older sisters Gladys and Victoria. Her star sign is Capricorn.
Julie Chen married Leslie Moonves in a private ceremony in 2004. She describes her husband as being a very spiritual person and the couple have got a son called Charlie Moonves who was born September 24th 2009. She is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese and is an avid supporter of Yogi exercise.
After her family moved to the states Julie went to High School in Queens and then went on to study at the University of California where she graduated with a major in broadcasting journalism and English in 1991. After her graduation she found a job working as a news assistant at ABC news, in Los Angeles, where she met long-term boyfriend Gary Donahue the television news editor.
Julie Chen reported and was the weekend anchor for WCBS-TV in New York City and worked as an intern for CBS Morning News in 1990, which is where she later went on to become an anchor but has also anchored for CBS This Morning and The Early Show.
She has been the host of Americas yearly Big Brother show since its opening episode in 2002 but was criticized for her rigid approach to interviews and the way she read her scripts, leading to the nickname “Chenbot.” She is said to have taken this would be hurtful nickname very lightly, proudly displaying her very own chenbot mug during and interview and stating, ‘I am chen-bot and I embrace my inner chen-bot’.
Julie Chen is the moderator for The Talk and co-hosts the CBS talk show with celebrities such as Sharon Ozbourne and Holly Robinson Peete. They were so popular together that they were requested to return for a second season. During season four of The Talk Julie admitted to having East Asian blepharoplasty after pressure from her management. This procedure is also known as double eyelid surgery and reshapes the skin around the eye using cosmetic surgery so the eyes then have defined eyelids with a fold, where as before the surgery the fold was less obvious. Her family was mainly against this but she says she will never look back. This particular episode of the series gained 20% more viewers than usual, a total of 2.8 million who were mostly women between the ages on 25 and 54.
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