Jean Ann Black Wiki – Jean Ann Black Biography
Makeup artist Jean Ann Black is Brad Pitt’s friend and co-worker for nearly 30 years. They’ve worked on over 40 movies, including Once Upon a Time In . . . Hollywood, which landed him an Oscar this year.
Pitt and Black are being featured on the premiere episode Celebrity IOU, a new HGTV show hosted by Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott. The Scotts, along with an A-list celebrity, surprise someone special to them with a fabulous home renovation. In Pitt’s case, he’s doing a heartwarming renovation for his longtime friend.
“A lot of people don’t know he is so into architecture,” Jonathan told Entertainment Tonight Online. “He’s brilliant when it comes to the home. So the fact that he was part of our premiere episode of Celebrity IOU is amazing.”
“I will admit when we were doing demolition, he beat me through the walls. Like, he smashed through that thing like no one’s business,” he continued. “Really, it was so cool to see someone that’s such a huge celebrity just want to get in and put his own hands in on the work because he wanted to do this for someone he loves.”
Jean Ann Black and Brad Pitt’s Relations
Pitt said that he and Black met in the early ’90s. He said fate bring’s certain people together, and Black is one of those people for him.
“She’s family. We’re like brother and sister. We bicker, we fight… Jean is one of those nucleus’ we all orbit around,” Pitt tells the Scott brothers. “Even if I tank a scene, she’s always right there telling me, ‘Hey, it’s all right.’ And not just for me. For anyone.”
On their first gig together, Black asked Pitt if he needed anything. She remembered that he said to just bring good music.
Pitt got emotional when thinking about how much Black would love the renovation. When he first walked in he said this was “hilarious.” After letting everything sink in, he said it was “amazing” and that it used to look like a “s— box.”
Jean Ann Black and Brad Pitt’s Work
After their first film together, Black and Pitt were able to work together again on A River Runs Through It because someone in the makeup department dropped out. Pitt wasn’t that big of a star at that time where he could request a certain makeup artist.
“Brad and I are both loners. We had kind of a sense we could enjoy being in the same room without having to talk all the time. Although now that I think back I did for some reason always want to talk to him while he was reading or trying to sleep,” she recalled to GQ.
“But anyway like I said it’s kind of a rare duo, a rare thing to have someone in his position…there’s so much attrition in this business, it’s so much about personalities and egos. You can easily be with someone great one day and then the next 5 movies down you’re out,” she continued. “It’s a little bit of a conundrum at times to me, Lili, but you know it’s kind of something that you can’t really explain. It just happens.
Black added: “There was just a real copacetic type of thing in terms of humor and things we like.”