Brittany Snow

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Brittany Snow
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Snow at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Fashion Show in 2009
BornBrittany Anne Snow
(1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 28)
Tampa, Florida, United States
OccupationActress, singer, model
Years active1998–present
 
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Brittany Snow
Brittany Snow.jpg
Snow at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Fashion Show in 2009
BornBrittany Anne Snow
(1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 28)
Tampa, Florida, United States
OccupationActress, singer, model
Years active1998–present

Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American 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 (2002–05) for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award and three Teen Choice Awards.

Snow's notable film roles include 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 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]

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998–
2002
Guiding LightSusan "Daisy" Lemay
2001Murphy's DozenMovie
2002–05American DreamsMargaret "Meg" Pryor
2005Nip/TuckAriel Alderman5 episodes
2006Law & Order: SVUJamie HoskinsEpisode: "Influence"
2009Family GuyCandyEpisode: "Quagmire's Baby"
2009Gossip GirlYoung Lily RhodesEpisode: "Valley Girls"
2011Harry's LawJenna BackstromMain cast (season 1), 12 episodes – recurring (season 2)
2011Mad LoveJulia SwansonEpisode: "Little Sister, Big City"
2012Ben and KateLila4 episodes
2013To My Future AssistantJenPilot
2013Call Me Crazy: A Five FilmLucyA Lifetime original movie
2014An American EducationSarah MillerPilot
2015Full CircleN/ASeason 2- Main Cast

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Pacifier, TheThe PacifierZoe Plummer
2006Whisper of the HeartShizuku TsukishimaVoice role
2006John Tucker Must DieKate Spencer
2007HairsprayAmber Von Tussle
2007On the DollBalery
2008Prom NightDonna Keppel
2008Finding AmandaAmanda Tangerman
2008StreakBaylinShort film
2009The Vicious KindEmma Gainsborough
2009Black Water TransitSardoonah
2010Janie JonesIris
201196 MinutesCarley
2012PetuniaRobin McDougal
2012Pitch PerfectChloe Beale
2012Would You RatherIris
2013SyrupThree
2014There's Always WoodstockJody
2014The PottersRose BerryIn post-production
2015Dial a PrayerCoraIn post-production
2015Pitch Perfect 2Chloe BealeIn post-production

Video Games[edit]

YearTitleVoice roleNotes
2006Kingdom Hearts IINaminé
2007Kingdom Hearts II Final MixNaminé

Music videos[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007"The Phrase That Pays"Naughty NurseThe Academy Is... video
2008"Crooked Spoons"Otep video
2008"Ride"GirlfriendCary Brothers video
2008"Just Impolite"GirlfriendPlushgun video
2009"It's Alright, It's OK"GirlfriendAshley Tisdale video
2011"Fire Escape"GirlfriendMatthew Mayfield video
2012"Into the Wild"LP video
2012"Scare Me"New Beat Fund video

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2000–02Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actress (2000)Guiding LightWon
Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress (2001)Nominated
Best Performance in a Soap Opera – Young Actress (2002)Nominated
Soap Opera Digest AwardOutstanding Child Actor (2001)Nominated
2002–04Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress (2002)American DreamsNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress Drama (2003)Nominated
TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure (2003)Nominated
TV Breakout Star – Female (2004)Nominated
2007Hollywood Film FestivalAward for Ensemble of the YearHairsprayWon
Palm Springs International Film FestivalEnsemble Cast Award (with cast)Won
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
2008Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: Horror/ThrillerProm NightNominated
Prism AwardPerformance in a Feature FilmFinding AmandaNominated
2011Boston Film FestivalPrize for Best Actress96 MinutesWon
2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Hissy Fit (with Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Rebel Wilson)Pitch PerfectNominated
MTV Movie AwardsBest Musical Moment (with cast)Won

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". Sptimes.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  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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