Mel B

Immortalized forever as "Scary Spice" or "Mel B," Melanie Brown was one of the founding members of the Spice Girls, the world's most successful girl group of all time. Championing "Girl Power" and British pride, the ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1975 in Leeds, GB

Filmography

Actor (20)

America's Got Talent 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

2013 Miss Universe Competition 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

LD50 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twelve Trees of Christmas 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fashion Police 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mel B: It's a Scary World 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Diary of a Call Girl 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dance Your Ass Off 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2008 Miss Universe Pageant 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Singing Office 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The Seat Filler 2003 (Movie)

Sandie (Actor)

Spice Girls in Concert -- Wild! 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Spice Girls: Too Much Is Never Enough 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Spice World 1998 (Movie)

Spice Girls Band Member/Scary Spice (Actor)
Music (6)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 (Movie)

("Wannabe") (Song)

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 (Movie)

("Wannabe") (Song)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

("Wannabe") (Song)

Chicken Little 2005 (Movie)

("Wannabe") (Song)

Sleepover 2004 (Movie)

("Wannabe") (Song)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

("Word Up") (Song Performer)

Biography

Immortalized forever as "Scary Spice" or "Mel B," Melanie Brown was one of the founding members of the Spice Girls, the world's most successful girl group of all time. Championing "Girl Power" and British pride, the Spice Girls scored a No. 1 hit with "Wannabe" on both sides of the pond, as well as the U.K. No. 1 hits "Say You'll Be There," "2 Become 1," and "Spice Up Your Life," among others. One of the most iconic pop cultural phenomenons of the 1990s, the Spice Girls conquered the world with an unprecedented avalanche of endorsements, albums like 1996's Spice and 1997's Spiceworld, and even scored a hit movie, "Spice World" (1997). After parting ways, the group members attempted solo careers, with Brown scoring a U.K. No. 1 collaboration with Missy Elliott with "I Want You Back" and releasing the 2000 album Hot and 2005 follow-up L.A. State of Mind. She had more success as a TV host, judge and reality show star, with gigs on the Aussie edition of "The X Factor" (Network Ten, 2005; Seven Network, 2010- ), "America's Got Talent" (NBC, 2006- ), and a second place run on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ), as well as reuniting with her fellow Spices for a blockbuster reunion world tour which reaffirmed the band's pop cultural immortality. As a fierce, outspoken Spice Girl and talented solo star, Melanie Brown became a role model and idol to countless fans around the world.

Relationships

Stephen Belafonte Executive Producer

Husband
Married June 6, 2007

Madison Belafonte

Daughter
Born on Sept. 1, 2011; father, Stephen Belafonte

Angel Brown

Daughter
Born April 3, 2007; father, Eddie Murphy

Jimmy Gulzar Producer

Husband
Married Sept. 13, 1998 Divorced January 2001

Phoenix Gulzar

Daughter
Born Feb. 19, 1999; father, Jimmy Gulzar

Eddie Murphy Actor

Companion
Began dating June 2006 Rumored to have split October 2006 after reports of Brown's pregnancy surfaced; Murphy fathered her daughter Angel Iris

Milestones

2013

Announced as judge on "America's Got Talent" (NBC)

2012

Reunited with the Spice Girls for Olympic Games opening ceremony performance in London, England

2010

Starred on short-lived reality series "Mel B: It's a Scary World" (Style)

2010

Replaced Marissa Jaret Winokur as host of Oxygen's weight loss show "Dance Your Ass Off"

2007

Embarked on Spice Girls reunion tour

2007

Competed on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy; finished second place

2005

Released second album L.A. State Of Mind

2004

Played role of exotic dancer Mimi in award-winning musical "Rent" on Broadway

2003

Cast in featured role on BBC drama "Burn It"

2000

Released debut solo album Hot

1997

Starred alongside bandmates in "Spice World"

1996

Group released debut album Spice, featuring hit single "Wannabe"

1994

Formed pop group The Spice Girls along with Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Geri Halliwell

Began professional music career by joining band Touch

Bonus Trivia

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In April 2009, Brown joined actress and former "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) champion Kelly Monaco in a Las Vegas, NV revue called "PEEPSHOW" at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino.

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On July 12, 2010, real estate appraiser Amado Aguirre filed a lawsuit against Brown, her husband, and their employee, claiming the trio intimidated and physically injured him in December 2009 because they mistook him for a paparazzo.

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