Julie Chen
Julie Chen
Real Name/Full Name Julie Suzanne Chen
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Julie Chen
Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 January 1970
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 164 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 56 Kg
In Pounds – 124 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – David Y. Chen
Mother – Wan Ling Chen
Siblings: Gladys Chen, Victoria Chen
School: St. Francis Preparatory School
College: University of Southern California
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricon
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Les Moonves
Kids/Children Name: Charlie Moonves
Profession: TV Personality, Presenter, Producer
Net Worth: $20 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Julie Chen is a very famous American TV personality who became known in 1999 after she anchored the CBS Morning News and CBS This Morning. She has however become so famous after hosting the US version of Big Brother since its debut in 2000 up to 2018, which made her and still makes her the longest-serving host of Big Brother in any country. This and a lot more interesting facts about Julie Chen are what you will find in this article we prepared.

Well, how well do you know about Julie Chen? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Julie Chen’s net worth in 2023, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Julie Chen to date.

Biography and Early Life

Julie Suzanne Chen, commonly known as Julie Chen was born on the 7th of January 1970 in New York City United States. She was born to David Y. Chen and Wan Ling Chen who were Chinese immigrants. Julie was born as the third child and last born after her two elder sisters, Gladys Chen and Victoria Chen. Julie’s grandfather, Lou Gaw Tong was known to be a wealthy man since he owned a good number of grocery stores in China.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Julie Chen in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Julie Chen’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 23rd March 2023 having been born on 6 January 1970. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 164 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 124 lbs in Pound and 56 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown  and hair color is Black.


Julie did her high school studies from a school in Queens, a place known as Whitestone. From here, she joined St. Francis preparatory School and graduated in 1987. She wanted to pursue broadcast journalism and English, and she joined the University of Southern California. She did so well in school and in 1991, she graduated from the university.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Julie Chen With Husband Les Moonves
Julie Chen With Husband Les Moonves

Julie Chen is one of those who do not have complicated lifestyles. According to the information we have, Julie has only dated twice her entire life. As of April 2021, Julie is happily married to Les Moonves and has a son, Charlie Moonves. In September 1991, Julie met Gary Donahue while she was working as a news assistant at ABC News.

At that time, Gary was a news editor. They dated for some time, that is from 1992. 10 years later, in 2002, they broke up. A year later, in 2003, Julie Chen began dating Les Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS Television. In 2004, Les Moonves divorced his wife, and 12 days later, he married Julie Chen in Mexico City. In 2009, the couple was blessed with a baby boy. Up to date, they are still happily married.

Is Julie Chen Lesbian?

Julie Chen is straight. There is no information about her being in a relationship with any woman. She has dated twice, and both were men. Besides, she is happily married and has one son. That is proof enough that Julie Chen is not lesbian.

Professional Career

Julie Chen started off her career in 1991 as an assistant at ABC News One. Previously, she has secured an internship program at CBS Morning News where she could only answer phones and copy faxes for distribution. At ABC, Julie worked so well and she was promoted to be a producer.

She worked for three years then quit her job. She left for WDTN-TV in Ohio where she worked as a news anchor. She did not stay here for long either because two years later, she also quit. Later on, in 1999, she joined CBS Morning News. She worked as a news anchor in CBS This Morning and The Early Show. She got a very big opportunity in 2000, as she became the host of the US version of ‘Big Brother’ on CSB.

This is the show that made her so popular. She has hosted the show from 2000 to 2018, that is 18 years, and this has made her hold the record of being the longest-serving host of any country’s version of Big Brother. Julie also co-hosted The Early Show from 2002 until 2010. She became moderator of ‘The Talk’ from October 2010 up to 2018.


Julie Chen has not received numerous awards. However, she has been nominated as the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for four years consecutively, from 2014-2018 at the Daytime Emmy Awards. Though yet to receive an award, her work has been exemplary making her shows attack a very huge following.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Julie Chen in 2023

Julie Chen Net Worth
Julie Chen Net Worth

As of 2023, Julie Chen has a net worth of approximately $20 million. She has earned this wealth as a result of her successful music career. Hosting the US version of Big Brother has contributed much to her wealth as she earned $1 million just for the show. She, together with her husband also sold their beach home for $28 million, which greatly contributes to her net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Julie Chen speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently.
  • At one time, Julie got surgery for her eyes to look bigger, and she mentioned in 2013 that she did it because she was receiving so much pressure from her producer.

Julie has not had it easy in the media industry, but she still chose to stand out and make a record. At one time, she was nicknamed ‘Chenbot’ with claims that her delivery was wooden. All said and done, she has had a very successful career and is a figure to emulate. All this success that she’s enjoying today is as a result of hard work and determination. Today, she is a role model to every young girl out there who sees herself as a media personality one day.


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