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GloZell Green (born July 30, 1972) is an American comedienne and YouTube personality[1] based in Hollywood. While individual videos of hers became popular, such as her "My Push up Bra will help me get my man"[1][2] and cinnamon challenge videos,[1] she gained wide notice when her vlog about meeting Elijah Wood was mentioned by the actor during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[3]

Green has amassed almost 200 million YouTube video views as of May 2012.[4]

Early life

GloZell was born in Orlando, Florida,[2] the daughter of Gloria and Ozell Green, her name being a combination of the names of her parents.[5] In 1997, she graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater.[1][2]

Career

After graduation, she moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting and comedy, joining The Groundlings[6] and studying her favorite comedian Jay Leno by attending 600 consecutive tapings of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[2] Her blog initially began as a series of interviews she had with others attending the show[5] which she initially hosted on her blog, but she soon began using YouTube as a video host.[2] She began to do original videos when people she met at Leno tapings thought she was funny on her own.[5] A friend told her that one of her videos, titled "My Push up Bra will help me get my man", was becoming popular on YouTube; it has gained over 17 million views.[1][2] She began to pay more attention to her YouTube fans and focused on making comedic videos on her daily life, celebrity impersonations, and Internet fads.[1] Some of her most popular videos are her "translations" of pop songs, such as Kesha's "Tik Tok" and Rihanna's "Rude Boy".[5][7] She also parodies popular music videos, working improvisationally.[2] Her 2012 cinnamon challenge video was quickly popular[1] and has over 15 million views. She has also begun another YouTube channel which she uses to answer questions posed to her by her fans, saying in them "If you can't ask anyone else ... Ask GloZell."[citation needed]

She has been featured multiple times on Perez Hilton's blog, a fact she feels validates her description as a comedienne.[6] Along with Leno, GloZell counts comedians Jerry Seinfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracey Ullman, Lucille Ball, Tom Green, Carol Burnett, and Robin Williams as influences, along with Hilton, Oprah Winfrey, and Katie Couric as inspiration.[6]

In 2012, GloZell will be featured alongside fellow YouTube personalities Antoine Dodson and Miranda Sings, along with actor Danny Trejo and rapper Flavor Flav in the forthcoming web series Dr. Fubalous, where Green plays the titular doctor's "ranch dressing-loving secretary" Ma Cakes.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Holcomb, Alyssa (February 23, 2012). GloZell talks YouTube, Gator dreams and cinnamon battles. The Independent Florida Alligator. Retrieved on March 27, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Champ, Sarah (March 10, 2011). Q & A: Glozell Green. University Daily Kansan. Retrieved on March 27, 2012.
  3. Elijah Wood on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 2. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (September 7, 2011). Retrieved on March 28, 2012.
  4. Webb, Shelby (May 15, 2012). UF grad gains popularity on YouTube. The Independent Florida Alligator. Retrieved on June 6, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Venerable, Dana (June 1, 2010). Internet Meme of the Week: GloZell Green Revisited. The Dartmouth. Retrieved on March 28, 2012.
  6. This article uses material from the Wikipedia article GloZell Green, that was deleted or is being discussed for deletion, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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  7. Internet Meme of the Week: GloZell Green. The Dartmouth (April 26, 2012). Retrieved on March 27, 2012.

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