Jemma McKenzie-Brown

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Jemma McKenzie-Brown
Born (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 (age 23)
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Jemma McKenzie-Brown (born 2 June 1994) is an English actress. She is known for her role as Tiara Gold in the 2008 film High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire,[1] she attended the Pamela Gray Dancing Academy in Hull.[2] Having auditioned and subsequently gained a place at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, McKenzie-Brown relocated from Hull's Hymers College to lodge with a guest family in London, aged 11.[3] As of 2010, McKenzie-Brown graduated from the Sylvia Young Theatre School. Her father works at BAE.[4]

Through the school's theatrical agency, McKenzie-Brown started to appear in various shows. In 2006, she made her debut playing Georgina Pritchard in the short television series The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard,[5] portraying the daughter of Jane Horrocks' character. In 2008, she made a guest appearance on children's television series, M.I. High as Irene in the episode "Spy Plane". She then lent her voice to radio plays, including a production of the Arthur Ransome version of Old Peter's Russian Tales, and The Monstrous Mother.

In 2008, she took part in a closed audition in London and Los Angeles for the role of Tiara Gold in High School Musical 3: Senior Year.[3] After gaining the role and filming in Salt Lake City, Utah,[6] she generated much worldwide fame. On 14 September 2009, McKenzie-Brown stated she would not be returning in the fourth installment of High School Musical.[7]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Amazing Mrs Pritchard Georgina Pritchard Main role (6 episodes)
2008 M.I. High Irene Ryfield Episode: "Spy Plane"
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Tiara Gold
2016 "All Killer" Bea


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  1. ^ "High School Musical's Jemma 'Tiara' McKenzie-Brown". Daily Mirror. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Actress hoping for role in movie sequel". This is Hull & East Riding. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Beverley actress Jemma McKenzie-Brown heading for stardom". Beverley Guardian. 20 February 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "High School Musical star visits resort". Grimsby Telegraph. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Wiegand, David (20 October 2007). "Review: 'Amazing Mrs. Pritchard' takes charge". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 29 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Blockbuster chats with first-time Wildcat Jemma McKenzie-Brown". Blockbuster. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "Jemma Mckenzie-Brown Will Not Be In High School Musical 4". 4 April 2009. Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 

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