Brittany Snow

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Brittany Snow
Brittany Snow (Straighten Crop).jpg
Snow at the 2009 Heart Truth fashion show
Born Brittany Anne Snow
(1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 27)
Tampa, Florida, United States
Occupation Actress, singer, model
Years active 1998–present

Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American television and film actress and singer. She began her career as Susan "Daisy" Lemay on the CBS series Guiding Light (1998–2002) for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress and was nominated for two other Young Artist Awards and a Soap Opera Digest Award. She then played the protagonist Meg Pryor on the NBC series American Dreams (2002–2005) for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award and three Teen Choice Awards.

Her subsequent television roles have included Ariel Alderman on Nip/Tuck (2005) and Jenna Backstrom on Harry's Law (2011). Her film roles include Zoe Plummer in The Pacifier (2005), Kate Spencer in John Tucker Must Die (2006), Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (2007), Donna Keppel in Prom Night (2008), Emma Gainsborough in The Vicious Kind (2009), and Chloe Beale in Pitch Perfect (2012).

Career[edit]

Snow began modeling at the age of three in a print ad for Burdines.[1] She was on CBS' Guiding Light for three years as troubled teen Susan "Daisy" Lemay.[2] She played Meg Pryor on NBC's American Dreams and neo-Nazi high school student Ariel Alderman on the third season of Nip/Tuck. In 2005, she appeared in The Pacifier with action star Vin Diesel.

In 2006, she was in the film John Tucker Must Die and voiced Naminé in the video game Kingdom Hearts II (but is replaced by Meaghan Jette Martin in all subsequent appearances) and Shizuku Tsukishima in the Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart. She also portrayed a young woman afflicted with bipolar disorder in the season seven finale of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Snow appeared on the music video for "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy Is... which was released in July 2006.

In 2007, she appeared in Hairspray, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, playing Amber Von Tussle, the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer's character. She had already worked with Hairspray director Adam Shankman on the Disney film The Pacifier. With her role in Hairspray, her musical side is shown in several numbers including a solo entitled "The New Girl In Town", a song previously cut from the Broadway musical version. She played the lead role in Prom Night, which was released in April 2008.

On January 17, 2011, Snow began appearing as a series regular in the first season of the legal drama Harry's Law as Jenna, and returned as a recurring character in season two. Also in 2011, she starred alongside Evan Ross in the cautionary thriller 96 Minutes.[3]

In 2012, Snow starred in the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect as a capella singer Chloe alongside Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp and Skylar Astin.

Personal life[edit]

Snow was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of Cinda and John Snow.[4] She attended Gaither High School in Tampa. She has a half-brother, John Jr, and a half-sister, Holly.[5][4] Snow has spoken openly about her battles with eating disorders.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Pacifier, TheThe Pacifier Zoe Plummer
2006 Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima Voice role
2006 John Tucker Must Die Kate Spencer
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Naminé Video game, voice
2007 Hairspray Amber Von Tussle Won – Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year
Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast Award
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Naminé Video game, voice
2007 On the Doll Balery
2008 Prom Night Donna Keppel Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller
2008 Finding Amanda Amanda Tangerman Nominated – Prism Award for Performance in a Feature Film
2008 Streak Baylin Short film
2009 The Vicious Kind Emma Gainsborough
2009 Black Water Transit Sardoonah
2010 Janie Jones Iris
2011 96 Minutes Carley Boston Film Festival Prize for Best Actress
2012 Pitch Perfect Chloe Beale
2012 Would You Rather Iris
2013 Syrup Three

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998–
2002
Guiding Light Susan "Daisy" Lemay Won – Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series - Young Actress
Nominated: Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Child Actor
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Soap Opera – Young Actress
2001 Murphy's Dozen Movie
2002–05 American Dreams Margaret "Meg" Pryor Nominated: Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress
Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure
Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure
Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star – Female
2005 Nip/Tuck Ariel Alderman 5 episodes
2006 Law & Order: SVU Jamie Hoskins Episode: "Influence"
2009 Family Guy Candy Episode: "Quagmire's Baby"
2009 Gossip Girl Young Lily Rhodes Episode: "Valley Girls"
2011 Harry's Law Jenna Backstrom Main cast (season 1), 12 episodes – recurring (season 2)
2011 Mad Love Julia Swanson Episode: "Little Sister, Big City"
2012 Ben and Kate Lila 4 episodes
2013 To My Future Assistant Jen Pilot
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Lucy A Lifetime original movie

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 "The Phrase That Pays" Naughty Nurse The Academy Is... video
2008 "Crooked Spoons" Otep video
2008 "Ride" Girlfriend Cary Brothers video
2008 "Just Impolite" Girlfriend Plushgun video
2009 "It's Alright, It's OK" Girlfriend Ashley Tisdale video
2011 "Fire Escape" Girlfriend Matthew Mayfield video
2012 "Into the Wild" LP video

Discography[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katherine Gazella (1999-02-15). "Two Lives to Lead". St. Petersburg Times. p. B-1. 
  2. ^ "Vin Diesel And Brittany Snow Lighten Up In 'The Pacifier' - MTV Movie News". www.mtv.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  3. ^ Brittany Snow Gets Carjacked in '96 Minutes'
  4. ^ a b Movies: Snow focuses on work, not image
  5. ^ "Dayton Daily News Archive of Past Articles". Dayton Daily News. February 13, 2004. 
  6. ^ "Half of Us: Videos: Brittany Snow". Half of Us. April 23, 2011. 

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