Meet Journee Brown: Age and career of Cheaper By The Dozen's Deja

Amber Peake March 19, 2022
Meet Journee Brown: Age and career of Cheaper By The Dozen's Deja
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The 2022 Cheaper By The Dozen remake introduces audiences to a new Baker family, with some now curious to know more about eldest child Deja.

The new release is a spin on the 2003 classic of the same name and hit Disney+ on Friday (18 March).

Let us introduce you to the actress portraying the eldest of the Baker children, Deja, Journee Brown, as some are curious to know her age other acting roles.

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Meet Deja Cheaper By The Dozen’s Deja

Cheaper By The Dozen follows the adventures and hectic home life of the blended family of 12, the Bakers.

Paul and Zoey Baker are the matriarch and patriarch of the family who try and keep their ten children, Deja, Ella, DJ, Harley, Haresh, Seth, Luna and Luca and Bailey and Bronx, in check.

Deja is the eldest daughter, and away from the chaos of her home life, she is a celebrated Basketball star player at her school.

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Get to know the Deja actress

Cheaper By The Dozen’s Deja Baker is portrayed by up-and-coming actress Journee Brown.

The 2022 film is Brown’s first feature film, although she does have a couple of other film and TV credits to her name.

As per her IMDb, the star’s first credited role saw her play the younger version of Litchfield Penitentiary inmate Janae in Orange Is The New Black.

The actress also starred in the award-winning 2018 film Night Comes On, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the same year.

How old is Journee Brown?

Journee Brown is 20 years of age as per Sesi Magazine, although the actress’ birthday is not known.

Brown has been acting since she was a child and began aged 7 when she started attending acting classes at a local theatre in her hometown of Hartford, Connecticut.

While Brown is at the start of her 20s in real-life, her Cheaper By The Dozen character, Deja is actually 17 years old.

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.