Britt Irvin

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Britt Irvin
BornBrittney Elizabeth Irvin
(1984-11-10) November 10, 1984 (age 29)
Vancouver, British Columbia
OccupationActress
Years active1996–present
 
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Britt Irvin
BornBrittney Elizabeth Irvin
(1984-11-10) November 10, 1984 (age 29)
Vancouver, British Columbia
OccupationActress
Years active1996–present

Brittney Elizabeth "Britt" Irvin (born November 10, 1984) is a Canadian actress and singer, as well as a regular voice actor for Ocean Productions. She is typically credited as Britt Irvin in works since 2003, and as Brittney Irvin in works prior to 2003, though exceptions exist both ways. Britt is best known for playing Katie in Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular and its sequel Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy. She was first billed as Britt Irvin in a 2001 episode of The Outer Limits, and is still sometimes billed as Brittney Irvin in recent work, such as her voice work as Jade in Bratz, and in two of the three episodes of Aliens in America in which she appeared in 2007. Her most recent voice over role is the Pegasus Lightning Dust on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, from the episode "Wonderbolts Academy", which aired in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Britt Irvin was born Brittney Elizabeth Irvin in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and raised in Surrey, British Columbia. She began dancing ballet and singing in festivals starting around 1990 when she was 6 years old. She worked on two musicals at age 10, Show Boat and A Christmas Carol, did voice work in the television series "Nilus the Sandman", and did work in several television commercials between productions, many of which aired in the United States as well as Canada.

Acting career[edit]

In 1996, Irvin appeared in the films Panic in the Skies! and The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue. In 1998 she appeared in the TV series Little Men on Canada's CTV network, which lasted two seasons. Between 1998 and 2000 Irvin also played guest roles on Sleepwalkers, Night Man, Stargate SG-1, and The Outer Limits. In 2000 she played Laurel Everett in the TV movie Angels in the Infield which also starred Patrick Warburton and David Alan Grier. Also in 2000, she played the role of Maxine Bronty in Quarantine.

In 2000 Irvin acted in So Weird. In 2002 Irvin played a red-wine-loving kleptomaniac named Amy in the MTV movie Wasted and played a role in The Outer Limits again in 2003, the same year she appeared in National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion with Judge Reinhold and Penelope Ann Miller. Also, in 2003, she portrayed the late Dana Plato in the NBC TV movie Diff'rent Strokes: The Unauthorized Biography.

She played the single teenage mother Paige Leckie in the fourth season of Edgemont in 2004, but left the series after just one season in order to fulfill other commitments. Also in 2004 she played "Maggie" in the movie Jack.

Her works have included the 2005 film Reefer Madness which is based on the 2003 musical, (though she only appeared in one scene), the 2005 TV movie Absolute Zero with Jeff Fahey and Erika Eleniak, the 2007 film Hot Rod starring Andy Samberg, and her recent appearance playing the love interest of Kevin Zegers' character in Normal, which was also released in 2007.

She is named in the special thanks credits of Louis Belanger's 2009 film The Timekeeper, which premiered in Canada at the Vancouver International Film Festival and in the United States at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. She had appeared in a scene as a character named Nicole Granger, that was ultimately cut from the film.

Irvin is also an accomplished singer and voice-over artist. Her voice-over credits include TV series: Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Madeline, Bratz and in the English-language version of Inuyasha). She was also the voice of X-23 in the episode "Target X" fourth season of X-Men: Evolution (substituting Andrea Libman, who voiced the character in her original appearance); the character later crossed over to the X-Men comic titles where she once headlined her own limited series and is currently featured in the Avengers Academy title.

She was nominated for a Leo Award in 2008 for her performance in Normal.

Irvin also currently provides the voice for the character Ursula in the George of the Jungle (2007 TV series) cartoon series which currently airs on the Cartoon Network, making her the first (and currently only) person ever to voice a cartoon character in a series remake, where the character had originally been voiced by June Foray in the original. Foray had originally voiced the character Ursula in the original George of the Jungle series from the 1960s - though the character is significantly different in the 2007 series than in the 1967 series. The series aired for two seasons.

Her works in 2009 included the voice of Polly, the love interest of Drake Bell's Harold Kelp in the direct-to-DVD CG-animated sequel of The Nutty Professor; as well as the character Amy in the TV movie Spectacular!, one of the first times she has ever played an antagonist, which aired on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2009.

Her new series The Assistants, in which she plays the lead role Gillian Hughes, premiered on The N on July 10, 2009.[1] The show was renewed for a second season in 2010, though new episodes have yet to air.

She appeared in the first three episodes of ABC's remake of the 1980s science fiction miniseries V, which premiered on ABC on November 3, 2009, as well as the first episode of Life UneXpected, which premiered in February 2010 on The CW.[2] Irvin portrayed Stargirl in the Smallville episodes "Absolute Justice", "Salvation", "Icarus" and "Prophecy".[3] Her most recent credit is as Kathy Patton in Freshman Father, a Hallmark Channel movie where she portrays a prom queen turned young mother suffering from severe post-partum depression. In 2010, she plays in Barbie: A Fashion Fairy Tale and Barbie: A Fairy Secret, as the voice of Raquelle.

She co-starred in Michael Sucsy's 2012 film The Vow,[4] which starred Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, and also included her former Little Men and Angels in the Infield co-star Rachel Skarsten in the cast.

Music[edit]

Irvin released a demo music album in 2003. She has been known to give live performances in Vancouver and Los Angeles. Her music has never been mass-released, but some of the tracks have been found at sites like YouTube.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She is good friends with Alexz Johnson, another singer-actor from the Vancouver area. They have appeared in So Weird and Reefer Madness together. They were also both nominated for Leo Awards in 2008.

Britt Irvin and Andrew Airlie have worked in at least six projects together: the Stargate SG-1 episode "Learning Curve" in 1999, Wilderness Love (aka Personally Yours) in 2000, the MTV movie Wasted in 2001, the Showtime movie Jack and the ABC series "The Days" in 2004, and Normal in 2007.

She has one younger brother named Craig.

She has been in a relationship with the researcher and documentary filmmaker Wes Wittkamper since 2005, and also provided part of the soundtrack for his 2010 film Making Change.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2003The Great Upstanding MemberBonnieShort film
2005Reefer Madness: The Movie MusicalThe Arc-ettes
The Road That Binds UsAnneShort film
2007Hot RodCathy
NormalMelissa
Bratz: Super BabyzJadeVoice
2008Bratz Babyz Save ChristmasJadeVoice
The Nutty ProfessorPollyVoice
2010Barbie: A Fashion FairytaleRaquelleVoice
Barbie: A Fairy SecretRaquelleVoice
2012Bratz: Desert JewelzJadeVoice
The VowLina
Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2Ambassador MirabellaVoice
Bratz Babyz Save ChristmasJadeVoice
2013Lucille's BallLucille
2014Feed the GodsEmmapost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995The New Adventures of MadelineNicoleVoice
1996Panic in the Skies!Joany Baker
Nilus the SandmanAmyEpisode "About Face"
The Angel of Pennsylvania AvenueLilly Feagan
1997The Outer LimitsKatrine HoughtonEpisode "New Lease"
1998SleepwalkersYoung GailEpisode "Passed Imperfect"
Night ManElizabethEpisode "Fear City"
1999You, Me, and the KidsEmily's adoptive cousinEpisode "Adoption"
Sabrina, the Animated SeriesAdditional voicesRecurring; 6 episodes
Stargate SG-1MerrinEpisode "Learning Curve"
Little MenAnthea Harding/NanRecurring; 26 episodes
2000Angels in the InfieldLaurel EverettTV movie
The Wednesday WomanMimi DavidsonTV movie
Higher GroundJessica MerrickRecurring; 2 episodes
QuarantineMaxine BrontyTV movie
Personally YoursBridget StantonTV movie
So WeirdJenniferEpisode "Rewind"
InuYashaKoharuVoice
2001Beyond Belief: Fact or FictionShayEpisode "The Witness"
Earth Maiden ArjunaCindy KleinVoice
2gether: The SeriesJill LinusEpisode "Jillie"
The SoulTakerRuna TokisakaVoice
The Outer LimitsJudith WilderEpisode "Mindreacher"
Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!Additional voicesRecurring; 5 episodes
2002WastedAmyTV movie
TakenNina TothEpisode "Charlie and Lisa"
2003Cold SquadEpisode "True Believers: Part 2"
Scary Godmother: Halloween SpooktacularKatieVoice; TV movie
X-Men: EvolutionX23Episode "Target X"
Thanksgiving Family ReunionTwig SniderTV movie
EdgemontPaige LeckieRecurring; 13 episodes
Family CurseMiranda WalkerTV movie
2004JackMaggieTV movie
The Book of RuthDaisyTV movie
The DaysZanni ColterRecurring; 4 episodes
2004TakenNina TothEpisode "Charlie and Lisa"
2005Scary Godmother: The Revenge of JimmyKatieTV movie
2006Absolute ZeroAJ CarmichaelTV movie
Alice, I ThinkJaneRecurring; 2 episodes
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes'Dana PlatoTV movie
SupernaturalFirst Teenage GirlEpisode "Hell House"
2007Write and WrongStacy HerskowitzTV movie
George of the JungleUrsulaMain role; voice
2007-2008Aliens in AmericaBeckyRecurring; 4 episodes
2009Spectacular!AmyTV movie
The AssistantsGillian HughesMain role
VHaley StarksRecurring; 3 episodes
2010Life UnexpectedTracyEpisode "Pilot"
Freshman FatherKathy PattonTV series
R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourTemporary guardianEpisodes "Really You: Part 1" and "Really You: Part 2"
2010-2011SmallvilleCourtney Whitmore/StargirlRecurring; 4 episodes
2012Beauty and the BeastLilaEpisode "Pilot"
Smart CookiesPaigeTV movie
My Little Pony: Friendship is MagicLightning DustEpisode "Wonderbolts Academy"; voice
2013The NearlywedsStellaTV movie
The TrainerTina WallaceTV movie
Garage Sale MysteryCelesteTV movie
Packages from Planet XAmandaRecurring; 9 episodes
SupernaturalMurielEpisode "Holy Terror"

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