Brianna Brown

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Brianna Lynn Brown
Brianna Brown.jpg
Brown in 2012
BornBrianna Lynn Brown
(1979-10-02) October 2, 1979 (age 35)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Years active1999–present
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Brianna Lynn Brown
Brianna Brown.jpg
Brown in 2012
BornBrianna Lynn Brown
(1979-10-02) October 2, 1979 (age 35)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Years active1999–present

Brianna Lynn Brown (born October 2, 1979) is an American actress and producer, known for her television roles as Lisa Niles in the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital, and as Taylor Stappord in the Lifetime primetime soap opera Devious Maids.

Life and career[edit]

Brown was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities suburb of Apple Valley, graduating from Apple Valley High School in 1998. After starting out as a singer, she changed her focus to acting after being talked into going out for a high school musical by a student teacher.[citation needed] Brown briefly attended St. Olaf College before moving to Los Angeles when she was 19.[1][2] She made her first on-screen appearance in 1999 in the episode of NBC series Freaks and Geeks, and in later years acted in many films and television series.[3]

Brown has played the leading roles in the 2006 horror film Night of the Living Dead 3D, and in the 2007 horror film Timber Falls. Her most significant supporting roles to date have been in the Judd Apatow comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. On television, she guest starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Smallville, Entourage, The Mentalist, Without a Trace, The Closer, Joey, and Criminal Minds.[4][5]

In 2009, Brown was cast as Lisa Niles in ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.[6] In June, 2011 she left from soap.[7] Later in 2011, she played an undercover informant for the CIA in the Showtime thriller series Homeland.[8]

In 2012, Brown won the regular role in season one of primetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids.[9][10] The series was originally in development to air on ABC, but not picked up. On June 2012, Lifetime picked up series to air on 2013.[11][12] Her character left after season one.[13] In 2014 she was cast as regular in ABC drama pilot The Whispers opposite Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia.[14] On June 11, 2014, it was announced that Brown had left The Whispers due to creative reasons with her role soon to be recast and her scenes from the pilot to be reshot.[15]



2001Animal, TheThe AnimalOther Mob
2003Yuri & MeDee DeeShort film
2003Hollywood HomicideShawna
2004Spider-Man 2Train Passenger
2005Storyteller, TheThe StorytellerSusan
200540-Year-Old Virgin, TheThe 40-Year-Old VirginBar Girl
2005Conversations with Other WomenBride
2005Ex Post FactoLynnShort film
2005National Lampoon's Adam and EveCindy
2006Night of the Living Dead 3DBarb
2006Love's Abiding JoyMelinda Klein
2007Knocked UpAlison's Friend
2007No DestinationArylShort film
2007Timber FallsSheryl
2010Lost Tribe, TheThe Lost TribeAlexis
2010Encounter, TheThe EncounterBretta Louie Van SeilLong Island International Film Expo for Best Actress
2011Retail TherapyBrianna HyattShort film


1999Search for the Jewel of Polaris: Mysterious MuseumKimTV movie
1999Freaks and GeeksThe CheerleaderEpisode: "Pilot"
2000Freaks and GeeksPerky BlondeEpisode: "Kim Kelly Is My Friend"
2001Special Unit 2CandyEpisode: "The Depths"
2002Off CentreCustomerEpisode: "The Gas Crisis"
2002Robbery Homicide DivisionJules AzarEpisode: "In/Famous"
2002CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJane GallowayEpisode: "Stalker"
2003Lost at HomeLisaEpisode: "The Story of Us"
Episode: "Best Friends"
2003CSI: MiamiAmandaEpisode: "Big Brother"
2004SmallvilleAbigail FineEpisode: "Facade"
2005JoeyElsaEpisode: "Joey and the Temptation"
2005EntourageJewelry SalesgirlEpisode: "My Maserati Does 185"
2006MonkJoanne RaphelsonEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut"
2006SharkCarrie ReedEpisode: "Pilot"
Episode: "LAPD Blue"
2007Dash 4 CashNoelleTV movie
2007CSI: NYHeidi PescoEpisode: "The Ride In"
2008Without a TraceBobby KrugerEpisode: "Driven"
2009Closer, TheThe CloserLauren ClarkEpisode: "Power of Attorney"
2009Criminal MindsMegan KaneEpisode: "Pleasure Is My Business"
2010–2011General HospitalLisa Niles238 episodes
2011HomelandLynne ReedEpisode: "Grace"
Episode: "Clean Skin"
2011Body of ProofMolly AndersonEpisode: "Love Bites"
2011Adults OnlyKrisTV series
2012Private PracticeSam's DateEpisode: "The Standing Eight Count"
2012CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationPaula BinghamEpisode: "Tressed to Kill"
2012Dating Rules from My Future SelfNoelleTV series
2012AwakeKateEpisode: "Kate is Enough"
2012True BloodLedaEpisode: "We’ll Meet Again"
2013–14Devious MaidsTaylor StappordSeries regular (Season 1; 9 episodes)
Special guest star (Season 2; 1 episode)
2013RevengeLaceyEpisode: "Mercy"
2014The MentalistKrystal MarkhamEpisode: "White Lines"
2014GracelandKelly BadilloEpisode: "Connects"
Episode: "The Line"


  1. ^ "Brianna Brown Biography". 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  2. ^ Carlson Gustafson, Amy (March 10, 2010). "From Apple Valley to 'General Hospital' Brianna Brown bubbles with enthusiasm about her soap opera role". Twin Cities Magazine. 
  3. ^ "Brianna Brown Biography". 1979-10-02. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  4. ^ December 18, 2007 (2007-12-18). "Brown Sugar: Brianna Brown 1". Maxim. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Babe of the Day: Brianna Brown - IGN". 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  6. ^ "Brianna Brown Replaces Julie Mond on General Hospital". TV Fanatic. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  7. ^ "GH's Brown Says 'Bye". ABC Soaps In Depth. 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  8. ^ Name. "Brianna Brown in Showtime's Homeland". Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  9. ^ 1 years. "'General Hospital' Alum Joins Marc Cherry's 'Devious Maids' (Exclusive)". Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  10. ^ Published Wednesday, Mar 7 2012, 13:03 GMT (2012-03-07). "'Homeland' Brianna Brown added to 'Devious Maids' pilot - US TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 22, 2012). "Lifetime Picks Up 'Devious Maids' From Producer Marc Cherry". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Lifetime Sets June 23 Premiere Date for All-New Drama Series 'Devious Maids'". April 10, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Twitter/BrownBrianna: It doesn't make sense 4 my". September 26, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Bresha Webb To Star In ABC Pilot 'Keep It Together'; Brianna Brown Joins 'Visitors'". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
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