November 2, 1980 (43)
Karamo Brown is an American television host, culture expert, reality television personality, and author, who burst into the public eye as a cast member on the reality show “The Real World: Philadelphia” in 2004.
Known primarily for his role as the culture expert in Netflix’s reboot of “Queer Eye,” Brown has used his platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ issues, mental health, and racial equity. But his career’s fabric weaves far beyond the couch talks on “Queer Eye.” Before this, he was a social worker, using his skills to impact the lives of many. In addition, Karamo ventured into acting with minor roles in TV series like “Dr. Drew on Call” and took on hosting gigs such as MTV’s “Are You The One: Second Chances.”
Karamo Brown’s collaborations in the entertainment world have been both rich and diverse. Among those he has worked with are Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, and Tan France, who form the other elements of the “Fab Five” in “Queer Eye.” Outside of the series, he has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey for social issue discussions, Ellen DeGeneres for advocacy work, Jai Rodriguez as a predecessor in the original “Queer Eye,” Laverne Cox on LGBTQ+ rights, and Hasan Minhaj for political commentaries. Additionally, Brown has worked with Jameela Jamil on body positivity initiatives, Iyanla Vanzant on personal development discussions, and Rachel Lindsay on conversations surrounding race and diversity.
As for his recognitions, Brown’s contributions have not gone unnoticed. In 2018, he and his “Queer Eye” co-stars won three Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Structured Reality Program. In 2019, he was also honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award, acknowledging his advocacy for LGBTQ+ issues. Furthermore, Brown has earned spots on numerous influential lists, such as Time 100’s list of the most influential people.