Big Ed

Edward Allen Brown, popularly known as Big Ed, was born on April 28, 1965, and is an American reality T.V. star. He is most famous for his work on the show, “90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days.” His first appearance was in 2020 and fans quickly took to his entertaining and sometimes untruthful personality. His popularity grew and he now boasts impressive devotees of over 400,000 Instagram followers and 46,000 YouTube subscribers. Come along as we celebrate Big Ed’s birthday.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Edward Allen Brown


Big Ed

Birth date:

April 28, 1965



Zodiac Sign:



4' 11"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$800 thousand

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Big Ed began his journey in life in Richmond, California, United States. While not much is known about his early endeavors, we do know that Big Ed is a huge fan of his mother, Norma. He has been married before, however, the relationship did not last very long. Big Ed and his previous wife, Sandra Heckman, divorced in 1992. They both share a 29-year-old daughter, Tiffany Brown. He graduated from the New School of Architecture and Design, in San Diego, California, and is a professional photographer.

Big Ed shot to fame when he was cast in the fourth season of the reality T.V. show “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days,” a spin-off of TLC’s original “90 Day Fiancé,” in 2020. On the show, he gained major popularity, both for his entertaining personality and his sly and deceitful ways with his then-girlfriend, Rose Vega, who was 31 years younger than him. After many ups and downs, the couple called it quits and went their separate ways.

In 2021, Big Ed starred in another spin-off, this time it was the show “90 Day: The Single Life.” On the show, he met his current girlfriend, Liz Woods, however, their relationship started off rocky with a breakup in season one. Season two of “Single Life” saw them rekindle their romance, and in November 2021, Big Ed announced that he had proposed to Woods and she said yes. Big Ed continues to shine in the spotlight and we are sure his future endeavors will be nothing short of spectacular.

Career timeline

He’s Cast in a Reality Show

He is cast in the reality television show, “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days.”

He Launches a Clothing Line

Big Ed releases a merchandise line called Big Ed Wear.

He’s Cast in a New Reality Show

Big Ed stars in the spin-off reality show, “90 Day: The Single Life.”

YouTube Views

Big Ed starts gaining thousands of views on his video content.

Why We Love Big Ed

  1. He loves dogs

    Big Ed loved his dog Teddy, until Teddy’s passing. He would take selfies and cuddle with Teddy at every opportunity.

  2. He loves his mother

    He is a doting son and loves to hang out with his mother. They often have dinner together and watch the reality series he stars in.

  3. He practices self-love

    After being bullied in school for his rare disorder, Big Ed was down and out of sorts. However, he now claims to have “learned to love himself.”

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He has a rare congenital disorder

    Big Ed suffers from Klippel Feil syndrome, which affects bone development in the spine.

  2. He asked Woods out at a restaurant

    While in San Diego at his favorite restaurant, Big Ed asked out his now fiancé, Woods, who was his waitress.

  3. Big Ed’s age gap

    Big Ed and his fiancé are 27 years apart in age.

  4. He uses mayo in his hair

    He uses mayonnaise to keep his hair shiny.

  5. He is a gym fanatic

    Big Ed can be found in the gym most days and loves to keep fit.

Big Ed FAQs

Are Big Ed and Liz Woods still together?

Yes. In 2021, they announced they were engaged.

How is Big Ed so rich?

He works two jobs, most notably as a photographer, and stars in a reality T.V. series.

How much does Big Ed make on “90 Day Fiancé?”

Big Ed makes around $1,000 to $1,500 per episode.

Big Ed’s birthday dates

2024April 28Sunday
2025April 28Monday
2026April 28Tuesday
2027April 28Wednesday
2028April 28Friday

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