Journee Brown is a 22 years old American actress born on born on October 26, 2001, popularly known for the role she played in Orange Is the New Black.
Although she had previously gained some fame in Hollywood, the young actress earned even more recognition recently when she was featured in the Disney comedy movie, “Cheaper by a Dozen”. Find out more about the young star actress here.
What is Journee Brown’s Age Currently?
Journee Brown is currently 22 years old. She was born on October 26, 2001, in Washington DC, United States to her parents Rohan Brown and Sophia Brown.
Because she was born to an African-American father and an African mother, Journee is of mixed Afro-American ethnicity and has an American nationality. She spent most of her childhood in Washington DC with her parents and younger brother Stone Brown.
For her education, Journee Browne first attended the Rexbrook Schools. After that, she moved to Los Angeles where she got into the Millennium Dance Complex and learned Hip-Hop dancing. Thereafter, she sought to improve her acting skills by going to classes at different institutions like Flappers Comedy Club, The ActorSite, and Cynthia Bain’s Young Actor Studio.
When Did Journee Brown Start Acting?
Journee Brown had always known that she had an innate love for acting and, therefore, started building her acting career at a young age. But before her acting career, she had been on small projects like being on different commercials with the Net10 Kids. At first, she auditioned for different roles but failed to land any until her agent talent management agency CED Talent Management helped her land a role in Orange Is the New Black
Journee made her first on-screen appearance in 2013 with her debut role in Orange Is the New Black. In the award-winning show, she played the role of Young Janae and only appeared in two episodes. At the time she was only 13 years old and although her character was a minor one, it helped her build a budding career in the movie industry as she was well received by the audience.
She worked with the franchise from 2013 till 2017 when she was signed by Night Comes On. In 2018, she appeared in her second movie, Night Comes On, where she portrayed a minor character Lena.
Her biggest movie so far is the 2022 Disney family comedy movie, Cheaper by the Dozen. In it, she played the role of Deja, one of the many Baker kids. This movie has gained her so much recognition and even the opportunity to act alongside superstar Hollywood actors like Gabrielle Union, Zack Braff, and Timon Kyle Durrett.
Journee Brown’s Filmography
- Orange Is The New Black, 2013
- Night Comes On, 2018
- Cheaper By the Dozen, 2022
Dissecting Journee Brown’s Role in Cheaper by the Dozen
In the movie, Journee is the eldest of the older baker kids and an aspiring basketball player who hopes to win a scholarship and follow in the footsteps of her father, Tom Durret. Although the movie has not won any awards yet it has received a lot of recognition globally.
The movie was remade by Disney and focuses on the life of a big American family with two moms, two dads, and nine kids. It shows the troubles of running a demanding family and restaurant at the same time. It follows through the stages of the Baker family from being a struggling middle-class family to becoming a boogie family and then going back to their middle-class status voluntarily.
2022 Cheaper by the Dozen is a reenactment of 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen and was originally based on the novel Cheaper by the Dozen, written by Craig Titley. The movie was directed by Gail Lerner, written by Kenya Barris and Jennifer Rice-Genzuk Henry, and produced by Kenya Barris.
The Main Characters of the Movie Include
- Gabrielle Union as Zoey Baker
- Zack Braff as Paul Baker
- Timon Kyle Durret as Timon Durret
- Erika Christensen as Kate
- Journee Brown as Deja Baker
- Kylie Rogers as Ella Baker
- Andre Robinson as DJ Baker
- Caylee Bolenski as Harley Rogers
- Aryan Simhadri as Haresh Baker
- Leo Abelo Perry as Luca Baker
- Mykal Michelle Harris as Luna Baker
- Christian Cote as Bailey Baker
- Sabastian Cote as Bronx Baker
Does Journee Brown Still Act?
With the release of her last movie in march 2022, it is quite obvious that Journee is still active in the Hollywood industry. Since she kicked off her acting career in 2013, Journee has only had three movies to her credit. While this might be a tough pill for some actors who started as child actors to swallow, Journee is holding up quite well and trying to keep her head above the waters.
Recently, she chose to diversify her acting scope into theater acting. She currently works as a theater artist with National Youngarts Week. Although this is not the ideal career prospect for her, she is making waves in theater performance. The video of her theater performance has now reached close to 2K views since it was put up.
Besides acting, Journee is trying to further broaden her career. She is looking to start a modeling career, for which she attends modeling classes on weekends without missing a single one.
What is Journee Browne Doing Now?
Journee Brown lives a very private life and likes to keep most of her life away from the internet. And although there are rumors of a possible boyfriend, Journee is yet to confirm these rumors. She is only active on Instagram and her Instagram account @journeenb has over 3K followers.