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W. Earl Brown

W. Earl Brown

W. Earl Brown gained acclaim as Warren, Cameron Diaz's mentally challenged brother in the Farrelly Brothers' hit comedy, There's Something About Mary. Born in Kentucky and a graduate of DePaul University, Brown began working in theatre, film and television in the Chicago area, including A View From The Bridge at the Steppenwolf Theatre and roles in Backdraft, The Babe, Excessive Force and Rookie of the Year.

Brown moved to Los Angeles in 1993 and landed roles in three Wes Craven films: Wes Craven's New Nightmare, A Vampire in Brooklyn and Scream. Other film credits include Deep Impact, Kiss the Girls, Being John Malkovich, Dancing at the Blue Iguana and most recently, Lost Souls.

Brown's television credits include guest appearances on NYPD Blue, Chicago Hope, Seinfeld and Ellen. In July 2000 Brown portrayed the singer/actor Meatloaf in Meatloaf: To Hell and Back, which aired on VH1's Rock and Roll Picture Show.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

W. Earl Brown Facts

BirthdaySeptember 7, 1963 (59)
BirthplaceKentucky, USA

Selected Filmography

Trading Places
Deep Impact
Vampire in Brooklyn
Nine Wives
There's Something About Mary
Being John Malkovich
Bounty Hunters!
Vanilla Sky
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