Jim Brown’s Children: Who Are His Kids and Where Are They Today?

Jim Brown’s children are eight; Jim N. Brown Jr., Kim Brown, Aris Brown, Kimberly B. Brown, Karen Brown Ward, Morgan Brown, and Kevin Brown. The legendary NFL star had his kids from his marriages to Monique Brown and Sue Brown, and also from various relationships. 

While there are reports that indicate his kids are six in number, it has been established that the known children of the former NFL great are actually more than that. His oldest child is James Nathaniel Brown Jr., who is better known as Jim N. Brown Jr, while the youngest kids are Morgan and Aris Brown. Jim Brown became famous through his legendary career and although his children also share the fame, they have remained in the shadows of their father, who died in 2023.

Who Are Jim Brown’s Children?

Jim Brown's Children
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Karen Brown Ward

  • Date of birth: 1958
  • Age: 58 (at time of death in 2016)

Karen Lynn Brown Ward is the first child of the legendary NFL player. She was born to him in 1958 in the United States, although her mother’s identity is unknown.
As regards her education, she went to Savannah State University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Career-wise, she held several positions before she passed away. Karen served St. Simons Island as the chairman of the Islands Planning Commission.

Sadly, she passed away on 11 July 2016 at 58. Before her death, Karen lived a very quiet life, so much so that there isn’t much information about her personal life. It is unclear who her mother was and if she ever married or had kids.

Jim N. Brown Jr.

  • Mother: Sue Jones Brown

Jim N. Brown Jr. is the oldest son of Jim Brown. He was born from his father’s marriage to Sue Jones Brown in 1958, although his actual date of birth is not known, just as his age. 

He was raised by his mother in Cleveland, Ohio, alongside his siblings following the fallout between his parents in 1972. It is believed that he was already a teenager when his parents divorced.

The nature of his childhood is unclear because while his mother was granted custody of him and his two siblings, there were reports that his father, Jim, who was making over $500,000 per film at the time, only provided very little money for them, this forced Sue Brown to drag Jim to court where he was ordered to pay $2,500 per month in alimony and then an extra $100 each week for child support.

Like his father, the younger Jim Brown was also involved in athletics. He went to Southern California in the 1980s where he played collegiate basketball, averaging a point per game. However, he later transferred to North Carolina A&T where he helped the team to win the MEAC titles for two years in a row: 1984 and 1985.

Where is James Nathaniel Brown Jr. Today?

Following his educational pursuits, Jim N. Brown Jr. decided on a life away from the public domain. Today, it is unclear where he is and what he has been up to. The last that was heard of him was in 2002 when he appeared in his father’s TV movie, Jim Brown: All American.

One other thing that remained a mystery about him is his love life. Just as not much is known about him, it is also unclear whether he is married with kids. It is also not clear where he now lives.

Kim Brown 

  • Date of birth: February 1959 or 1960
  • Age: 65 or 64 years old
  • Mother: Sue Jones Brown

The next child of Jim Brown is his daughter Kim Brown. Although there isn’t much that is known about her because of the very private life she has maintained over the years, there is speculation that she was born in February 1959 or 1960, which will now make her either 65 or 64 years old.

Jim had his daughter with his first wife, Sue Brown, the same year that they got married. Kim and her twin, Kevin, were almost 13 years old when their parent’s marriage came to an end in 1972. Since their parents’ divorce, the twins have stayed away from the public domain, with very little revealed about them.

Where is Kim Brown Today?

Kim has managed to keep a very private life. Because of this, it is unclear where she may be at the moment, as well as what she is up to.

In the same light, there is no revelation about her personal life and because of this, it is not known whether she is now married or not.

Kevin Brown

  • Date of birth: February 1959 or 1960
  • Age: 65 or 65 years old
  • Mother: Sue Jones Brown

Kevin Brown is the second child of Jim Brown together with his twin sister, Kim. Kevin was born in February 1959 or 1960, which means he is either 64 or 65 years old. He is the product of Jim’s marriage to his first wife, Sue Jones Brown.

Raised together with his sister and older brother, he was still a child when the marriage between his parents came to an end in divorce. Hence, he remained with his mother just as his two siblings, although his father was still involved in their lives.

Where is Kevin Brown Today? 

Being one of the least-known members of the family, Kevin has always kept his distance from the public and the media. As a result, not much is known about him, including his love life and what he does for a living,

Shellee Brown

  • Date of birth: 1966
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Mother:  Brenda Ayres

Shellee Brown is probably the least known of the eight children of Jim Brown. Her age is not known because her date of birth is unavailable to the public.

The birth of Shellee Monique Brown generated so much controversy because before her then 18-year-old mother came out to indicate she was carrying Jim’s baby in 1966, she had previously accused him of assault and battery following an incident in his hotel room.

The case would later be thrown out by the courts but less than a year later, she had a baby, which she claimed belonged to him. Although he initially denied the pregnancy, it seemed as though it was later established that Shellee was his daughter.

Where is Shellee Brown Today?

Although she has managed to maintain a very private life, Shellee Monique Brown’s last known address was Saint Simons Island. Apart from this, there is hardly much that is known about her. More so, it is not clear whether she is married or not.

Kimberly Brown

  • Date of birth: 1981
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Mother:  Kim Jones
  • Occupation: American Footballer and Actress

Kimberly is one of the most known among Jim Brown’s children. She was born in 1981 and is now 43 years old. She is a product of her father’s relationship with a woman known as Kim Jones, whom he met many years ago and they dated for a while.

Kimberly is very close to her father, and so it is not surprising that she followed in his footsteps by becoming a footballer. She was into female football for a brief period. She joined Atlanta Steam in 2019, playing in the Legends Football League (LFL), currently known as the X League.

She began modeling at the age of 12 when she had her first headshot and got an agent. It was also around that age that she started auditioning for various roles and taking acting classes. She suffered from many discouragements and called it quits for many years before she later decided to try again and this time around, she landed a good role in a big-budget movie.

In 2020, she appeared in One Night In Miami…, a movie directed by Regina King. Her other well-known projects include Daughters of Legends, which she started with Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz and Robyn Charles, Ray Charles’ daughter. The organization aims at showcasing, empowering, and uplifting people.

She Had A Fallout With Her Stepmother After The Death of Jim

Following the death of Jim Brown, Kimberly challenged his will in court, insisting that the will and trust be invalidated because he was not in a sound mind before he passed away. According to her, Jim was suffering from CTE and he was under influence when he signed the document in 2016. Kimberly was of the insistence that her father was on a cognitive decline and he was suffering from dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

She rejected the will and trust, which had her stepmother, Monique Brown, as the sole executor. His home in Los Angeles, which was valued at $7.5 million, also went to Monique. Kimberly insisted that her father was suspicious of his wife. She wanted the court to void the will and trust, as well as revoke Monique’s ownership of his home.

Where is Kimberly Brown Today?

Kimberly is one of the most vocal of her father’s children. Although she is not married and she is not openly linked to anyone at the moment, she has a daughter, Austin Blu Brown, who was born on April 2, 2010. The father of her daughter is not known.

Her activities now mostly revolve around her organization, Daughters of Legends, where she serves as executive producer.

Morgan Brown

  • Mother: Monique Brown
  • Occupation: Student

Morgan Brown is among the younger children of Jim Brown. She was born to him from his marriage to Monique Brown. However, the exact date of her birth is not known, and neither is her age. She has six half-siblings and one biological brother.

Growing up in a family that is inclined to sports, it is not surprising that she followed the same path. Rather than American football, Morgan is more interested in soccer. For her education, she went to Sierra Canyon School and graduated in 2021. From there, she went to the University of Southern California, where she now studies Psychology, Business, and Management, hoping to graduate in 2025.

She played soccer during her high school days and in 2021, her mom congratulated her on Instagram for joining the USC Women’s Soccer team.

While schooling and playing soccer, she has also been involved in several other things, including working as a Marketing And Public Relations Specialist for Sweety High Media on a part-time basis. She had her internship with Amer-I-Can Foundation For Social Change as the Executive assistant to the president.

Aris Brown

  • Date of birth: 2002
  • Age: 22 Years old
  • Mother: Monique Brown
  • Occupation: Student/ Athlete

Aris Brown is yet another child of the NFL great. Although his actual date of birth is not known, it is believed that he was born in 2002, five years after his parents got married. Now 22 years old, he is the second child and only son between Jim Brown and his second wife, Monique Brown.

Of American nationality and African American ethnicity like all his other siblings, he was raised in a stable home together with his older siblings. Although there isn’t much information about his earliest academic pursuits, it is no secret that he got his high school education from Sierra Canyon High in the Los Angeles area.

He has also followed his father’s footsteps in the area of athletics. While in high school, he played lacrosse. This happens to be another sport in which his father got involved and even made it to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In 2020, it was announced that he had committed to playing lacrosse at Hampton University. He was 18 years old at the time. Although the course he is studying is unknown to the public, he is expected to graduate in 2024.

For now, he has not revealed if he would like to pursue Lacrosse professionally, or if he will be involved in something else.

As regards his love life, it is clear that Aris is still not married. More so, he has kept all about his love life away from the public, hence it is not clear if he currently has a girlfriend or not.


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