Julie Chen Bio, Age, Husband, The Talk, Net Worth, Big Brother, Plastic Surgery

Julie Chen Biography

Julie Chen Moonves is a CBS news anchor and producer in the United States. She has hosted the American version of the CBS reality show Big Brother since its premiere in July 2000.


How old is Julie Chen? – Age

She is 53 years old as of 6 January 2023. She was born in 1970 in New York, New York, United States. Her real name is Julie Suzanne Chen.

Julie Chen Family – Education

Julie Chen was born in Queens, New York City, the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Wang Ling Chen, Chen’s mother, grew up in Rangoon, Burma. Her father, David Chen, was born in China and migrated to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War. Chen’s maternal grandfather, Lou Gaw Tong, was up “dirt poor” in the rural village of Penglai in China’s Fujian province before becoming wealthy through a grocery store chain and eventually becoming a polygamist with nine women and 11 children. Gladys and Victoria are Julie’s two older sisters.

Chen went to junior high school in Queens’ Whitestone neighborhood. Chen went on to complete his education at St. Francis Preparatory School in 1987. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and English from the University of Southern California in 1991.

Julie Chen Wife

During his marriage to Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves, she began dating Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Television. Les Moonves’ wife filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 22, 2003, a week after he signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar contract with Viacom, citing irreconcilable differences. Moonves obtained an early divorce on December 10, 2004, with spousal and child support to be set at a later date. Chen confessed in September 2013 that she had blepharoplasty early in her career due to pressure from her prior news director and a high-profile agent.

Julie Chen Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $30 Million.

Julie Chen Big Brother

She has also hosted the American edition of Big Brother since 2000. During the first season (2000), Chen was harshly panned for her heavily choreographed, wooden delivery in her interactions with the studio audience and interviewees on live shows, earning her the moniker “Chenbot.” In two interviews, she stated that she takes no personal objection to the word and that it may stem from her “precise on-air style,” which stems from a “desire to be objective.” When she triumphantly declared, “I am the Chenbot!” in a segment on The Early Show, she confirmed the nickname once more while discussing mugs manufactured in her likeness.

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Julie Chen Plastic Surgery

During the first week of Season 4 of The Talk in September 2013, Chen admitted that she had blepharoplasty early in her career after being harassed by her prior news director and a high-profile agent. Chen admitted that her decision “divided” her family, but she insisted that she must “live with every decision that I’ve made because it got me to where we are today.” And I’m not looking back.”

Julie Chen The Talk

Chen said on The Talk in 2015 that her news director informed her during her time in Dayton that she would never become a news anchor because of her “Asian eyes.” She decided to get a surgical operation to decrease the epicanthic wrinkles of her eyes after a “big-time agent” agreed and recommended her to get plastic surgery.

Chen was the moderator and co-host of The discussion, a CBS Daytime discussion show that debuted on October 18, 2010. Chen, the show’s creator Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, and Marissa Jaret Winokur all appeared on the show. After a number of sexual assault claims against her husband, Les Moonves, Chen declared in a pre-recorded recording on September 18, 2018, that she would not be returning to The Talk because she needed “to spend more time at home with her husband.”

Julie Chen CBS Morning

Chen co-anchored CBS Morning News, CBS This Morning, and The Early Show from 1999 to 2002, alongside Bryant Gumbel, Jane Clayson, Hannah Storm, Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, Erica Hill, and Rene Syler. She co-hosted The Early Show on CBS from 2002 to 2010, before leaving the daily post but continuing as a special contributing anchor until the show was canceled. Prior to joining CBS News, she worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City.