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Overview (4)

Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth NameMelanie Janine Brown
Nicknames Scary Spice
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Born on May 29, 1975 in Leeds, England, Melanie Brown became a member of Spice Girls in 1994. Their three albums sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and they had nine singles at number 1 in the UK.

"Hot" was her first solo album, released on 9th October 2000. It entered the UK charts at #28. Despite producing 2 Top 5 singles (3, if you include the hit "I Want You Back"), the album only ever re-entered the chart once after dropping out of the Top 100 - peaking at #95 when "Feels So Good" was being promoted in February 2001. To date, the album has sold about 50,000 copies in the UK. The album sold 8,000 copies in its first week.

After she parted with Virgin Records, she started a new successful career as TV presenter and actress. In 2001, her own show This Is My Moment (2001) was a great success and, after the second series, she made a documentary about Africans voodoos.

In 2002, she was one of the protagonists of the BBC3's sit-com Burn It (2003) and made her theater debut with "The Vagina Monologues" in London.

She has a lead role in two upcoming movies: the horror LD 50 Lethal Dose (2003) and the comedy The Seat Filler (2004) (with Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child).

From April to September 2004, she played the role of "Mimi" in the famous musical "Rent" on Broadway.

In 2005, Melanie released her second solo album, "L.A. State Of Mind", featuring the single "Today". Both the single and the album flopped...

- IMDb Mini Biography By: me

Melanie Brown, aka "Mel B", best known as "Scary Spice" of the worldwide sensation singing group "The Spice Girls", is a chart-topping musical artist, actress, author, television personality, and groundbreaking entrepreneur who is set to launch her own fashion line. Few artists have moved so effortlessly from one artistic medium to another as Mel B.

As a recording artist, Mel B's achievements with the Spice Girls are legendary: 55 million records sold worldwide, nine number one singles in the UK, 11 gold records as well as a total of 24 platinum and multi-platinum records. The Spice Girls reunion World Tour was a critical and popular triumph and the group was recently named Best Band by the U.K. Glamour Awards. Mel B has continued the same successful ways as a solo artist. Her 1998 single "I Want You" with Missy Elliott sold 80,000 copies in its first week, and gave Mel B her first solo #1. Her debut solo album, "Hot" released in 2000, produced three top five singles. She followed up with the release "LA State of Mind" in 2005 and is currently at work with top producers on a new album she expects to be ready for release in late 2008.

Mel B has also shone brightly as both an actress and television personality. She starred as "Mimi" in the smash hit Broadway musical "Rent", performed in the Vagina Monologues in London, had key roles in the feature films "LD 50 Lethal Dose", the Will Smith co-production "The Seat Filler", and appeared as a comedic performer in the British show "Burn It". Mel B has made a significant impact in the world of television, hosting "This Is My Moment", "The MOBO Awards", "Pure Naughty", "Voodoo Princess", "Top of the Pops", "Party in the Park for the Prince's Trust", and "The All Star Animal Awards" in addition to her role as a correspondent on the highly-rated "Access Hollywood." Mel B's most recent triumph was taking America by storm by on ABC's smash hit "Dancing with the Stars". Mel B and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the highest-scoring couple during the 2007 season and made it to the finals, earning a perfect score on their final dance.

Mel B is also a best-selling author; her hit autobiography was released in 2002. The book features her compelling personal insights and experiences, both as a Spice Girl and in her own life. "Catch a Fire" reached #7 in book-sales charts.

Mel B is currently one of four judges on US primetime show, America's Got Talent on NBC. She previously held judging spots on global phenomena X Factor (UK & Australia) and The Kids Voice.

Born in Leeds, England, Mel B has three daughters and currently resides in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: management

Family (4)

Spouse Stephen Belafonte (6 June 2007 - 15 December 2017)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Jimmy Gulzar (13 September 1998 - 2 January 2000)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Children Phoenix Brown
Madison Brown Belafonte
Angel Murphy Brown
Giselle Belafonte (stepchild)
Parents Martin Brown
Andrea Brown
Relatives Danielle Brown (sibling)
Christian Cooke (cousin)

Trade Mark (5)

Frequently appears wearing halfshirts or corsets during her times with the Spice Girls.
Yorkshire accent
Tongue ring
Eyebrow piercing
Her tattoos

Trivia (37)

Winner of the 1997 MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video, "Wannabe".
Winner of the 1997 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group.
After a struggling solo career, Virgin Records and Melanie B parted company in July 2001. The Spice Girl says she wants to concentrate on her television career
Made her London West End theatre debut in Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" in February 2002.
Her younger sister is Danielle Brown
Has had 9 UK number one singles as part of Spice Girls.
Has had a solo number one single: "I Want You Back" featuring 'Missy "Misdemeanor' Elliott'.
Also had four other solo UK top 20 hits: "Tell Me" (#4), "Feels So Good" (#5), "Lullaby" (#13) & "Word Up" (#14).
Has a bestselling autobiography called "Catch A Fire".
She was born to an English mother and a Nevisian father.
Former pupil of Intake High School (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK).
A former member of Spice Girls along with Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, and Geri Horner.
Winner of two awards at the Billboard Awards in 1997 with the Spice Girls.
Winner of three American Music Awards in 1998 with the Spice Girls.
Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997, along with the four other Spice Girls.
Winner of a special award at Brit Awards in 1998.
Daughter of Andrea Brown.
Following the low-key release of her second album "L.A. State Of Mind" in June 2005, Melanie returned to the US where she continued her acting career, famously turning down Live 8 for "acting commitments". Melanie has been busy writing a sitcom based on her life in LA, of which the scripts have now been delivered to the BBC, and is also planning a return to the music scene, following recent meetings with an A-list urban producer [August 2006]
Signed on for the 5th season of Dancing with the Stars (2004). [June 2007]
On 16th April 2004, she will officially join the cast of "Rent" at Broadway in New York. She will play the main role Mimi, until September 2004. [April 2004]
She's enjoying her succesful debut on Broadway with the lead role of Mimi in the world famous musical, "Rent". [June 2004]
Made a return to the music scene with the release of her first single in four years, "Today", released on 13th June, followed by the release of her second album, "L.A. State Of Mind", on 27th June. [June 2005]
Replaces fellow Brit and girl band-member Sarah Harding as the face and body of underwear label Ultimo. The contract earns her £100,000. [April 2008]
Has 3 daughters: Phoenix Brown (b. February 19, 1999) with 1st ex-husband, Jimmy Gulzar, Angel Murphy Brown (b. April 3, 2007) with ex-boyfriend, Eddie Murphy & Madison Brown Belafonte (b. September 1, 2011) with 2nd ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte.
Has a stepdaughter: Giselle Belafonte (b. June 23, 2004) with ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte.
In 2016 Mel B, Emma Bunton, and Geri Halliwell reunited as The Spice Girls for the 20th anniversary of "Wannabe". They are recording new music. A new album and tour are expected in 2017. Former Spice Girls members Victoria Beckham and Mel C opted to not take part in the reunion to focus on their own careers.
In December 2014, she attempted to die by suicide during an especially low point in her life, she reportedly reveals in her new book in November 2018. In an excerpt published by U.K. outlet The Sun from her memoir, Brutally Honest, she recounts swallowing 200 Aspirin pills, which she'd been stockpiling for years, on December 11, 2014, after returning from dinner with her then-husband, Stephen Belafonte.
Dated Eddie Murphy from June 2006 to December 2006.
She gave birth to her daughter, Phoenix Brown just 13 days before her fellow Spice Girl Victoria Beckham gave birth to her son, Brooklyn Peltz Beckham.
It was her 23rd birthday (May 29, 1998), when her good friend and band mate Geri Halliwell privately explained to all of them, that she was departing from the group.
Her nickname "Scary" was coined by their agent, because of the way she posed with her mouth wide-open (and pierced-tongue showing) and that she was loud. Mel B herself has stated that she never minded the nickname.
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2022 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Charitable Causes and Vulnerable Women. She is a Patron of Women's Aid in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
As she is twice divorced, she is currently the only Spice Girl whose had a failed marriage. As of 2022, band mates Victoria, Geri and Emma are all currently married to their first husband, Mel C has not yet been married.
It's been pointed out that she has remained a Spice Girl all-throughout their times, from the group's first forming in 1994 (which Emma was originally not part of), to the groups first big parting in 2000 (where Geri had notoriously left two years prior), to the big reunions (where Victoria and sometimes Mel C choose not to do). Some fans call her '100% Spice'.
She was (by a slight margin) the first of the Spice Girls to give birth. Additionally, being aged 23 at the time she is also the youngest one to do it.
Born at 5:59 PM (GDT).

Personal Quotes (19)

I would love to have twins. I think there's something nice about having two babies, and they're there for each other their whole entire life.
Love me or hate me, Scary Spice is back.
I'm overly excited to finally announce this amazing global partnership deal back home with EMI Music. I know I have mentioned doing music in the past but for legal reasons I was not in a position to release any new music.
I'm always down for a Spice Girls reunion. I love the Scary hair and platforms. Any time of day or night I'll be there.
Sometimes I can be tactful and sometimes not. It all depends on the mood I'm in.
The way that I live my life is on spontaneity.
I'm well-travelled so I can see places coming up. I went to St. Croix in the West Indies at Christmas and it had been hit by a really bad tornado. Values there have gone down but I guarantee they will be up again in eight years. So I'll get in now while it's cheap as chips.
Hopefully, next year if we can get everything sorted out and together.
I've always said that kids should enhance your life, not hinder your life, so I just try to make the most out of being with my kids. You have to have a life for yourself somewhere in the mix of being a wife and mum.
Look, everything that you experience as a kid is the foundation of how you are today. I was brought up in a working class family in Leeds and when it comes to money both my parents worked hard and instilled the same attitude into me.
I know about investment. It's really obvious - you buy property, let it sit for a couple of years and then sell it and reinvest.
I collect art. I just recently bought two gorgeous photographs of Marilyn Monroe by international photographer Eve Arnold and I know it sounds horrible but when she dies all her pictures are going to be worth triple. But I won't tell you how much I got them for - let's just say it was a lot.
Whether I was dancing around the house with headphones on or on stage with the Spice Girls... I learned firsthand that dancing was the key to shedding off the pounds and keeping them off.
I live my life on self-belief and I live it partly on going with the flow.
If my senses don't feel right then I don't do it.
I live on my gut instinct.
[About being bi sexual] "I had a great five year relationship with a lovely lady who I still talk to to this day, and that's that. I mean, if it happened yesterday I would probably be saying something different. But I've been happily married to my husband for seven years."
[Diet thing] I went from Boombada Boombada to Toit, toit, toit...
I've smoked on and off for years, but it's a really bad thing and I wouldn't promote it. I've never been a heavy smoker or heavy drinker.

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