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Brittany Allen (born February 5, 1986)[1] is a Canadian actress known for her role as Marissa Chandler on All My Children from 2009 to 2010 for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2011.

Brittany Allen
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Brittany Allen at Canadian Film Centre 25th Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles on March 20, 2013
Born (1986-02-05) February 5, 1986 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1999–present
Notable work
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award
2011 Outstanding Younger Actress


Personal lifeEdit

She attended Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She attended Sheridan Institute for Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario, Canada for their renowned Music Theatre – Performance Program.


After a few minor roles in TV movies, Allen played the role of Marissa Chandler on All My Children from April 21, 2009 to December 21, 2010. For this role, she earned a Daytime Emmy Award in 2011 in the category Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

She went on to appear in several TV series, with recurring roles in the Canadian drama Bomb Girls and the American science fiction western Defiance on the Syfy network.

Between 2014 and 2016, she played lead roles in the science fiction horror film Extraterrestrial, the psychological thriller Backgammon and the unconventional zombie film It Stains the Sands Red, where she starred a lone woman being chased by a single, relentless zombie throughout the desert. She also acted as executive producer for the film.[2] This marked the second time she worked with Canadian director Colin Minihan after Extraterrestrial.[3] In 2015, Allen contributed to the writing of the story for the independent comedy-drama film, Almost Anything.

In 2017, Allen starred in the science fiction drama Incontrol.[4][5] She also had a co-starring role in the horror film Jigsaw, a sequel to the Saw film franchise.[6][7]

In 2018, she appeared on the USA Network series Falling Water, replacing Brooke Bloom in the role of Sabine for the series' second season. She has also had a role alongside her Jigsaw co-star Hannah Emily Anderson in the thriller What Keeps You Alive.[8][9] She is also set to appear in the horror film Descendant as Margaret St. James.[10][11]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Surrender Mary Foley (young) Short film
2008 Us Chickens Sarah Lassiter Short film
2009 Gitch Maya Short film
2010 Verona Paris Short film
2012 Dead Before Dawn Lucy Winthrop
2014 Extraterrestrial April
2015 Backgammon Miranda
2015 Farhope Tower Susan
2015 Look Again Tanya
2015 First Session Ellie Short film
2016 It Stains the Sands Red Molly
2017 The Definites Bernie
2017 Incontrol Naomi
2017 Jigsaw Carly
2018 What Keeps You Alive Jules
2018 The Prodigy Margaret St. James


Year Title Role Notes
1999 What Katy Did Cecy Hall Television film
1999 Restless Spirits Stacey Television film
2000 Virtual Mom Melinda Television film
2001 Walter and Henry June Television film
2002 I Love Mummy Izzie Episode: "James Falls in Love"
2003 Street Time Connie Episode: "Follow the Money"
2004 Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story Britney 2 Television film
2008 Mayday Sandy Purl Episode: "Southern Storm"
2009 The Listener Leslie Cahill Episode: "My Sister's Keeper"
2009–10 All My Children Marissa Tasker Regular role
2010 Abroad Friday Livingstone Television film
2012 Bomb Girls Hazel MacDugall Recurring role
2013 Lost Girl Della Episode: "Delinquents"
2013 Defiance Tirra Recurring role (season 1)
2013 Satisfaction Ashley Episode: "Fade to Blackened"
2013 Played Beth Episode: "Money"
2013 Republic of Doyle Amy Cohen Episode: "Young Guns"
2014 Warehouse 13 Laura Roth Episode: "Endless"
2014 Saving Hope Megan Episode: "The Other Side of Midnight"
2015 Schitt's Creek Bree Episode: "Carl's Funeral"
2016 Girl in the Box Bonnie Television film
2018 Separated at Birth Lucy Pierce Television film
2018 Falling Water Sabine Brighton Recurring role (season 2)
2018 Taken Ella Riordan Episode: "Password"

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ "About the Actors - Brittany Allen".
  2. ^ Dennis Harvey (July 27, 2017). "Film Review: 'It Stains the Sands Red'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  3. ^ "SMT: Sitdown with 'It Stains' and 'Jigsaw's' Brittany Allen - Pop Culture Madness Network News". 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  4. ^ "Incontrol (2017)".
  5. ^ "Sci-fi thriller 'Incontrol' scores North America deal (exclusive)".
  6. ^ "Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen go from Jigsaw to What Keeps You Alive".
  7. ^ "Jigsaw/Saw 8 - ScreenRant".
  8. ^ "Trailer: What Keeps You Alive Starring Hannah Emily Anderson and Brittany Allen - Dread Central".
  9. ^ "Another Eerie 'What Keeps You Alive' Image Keeps Terror Afloat - Bloody Disgusting".
  10. ^ "'Jigsaw' Stars Joins Orion Pictures' 'Descendant' - Bloody Disgusting".
  11. ^ "It Stains the Sands Red's Brittany Allen Joins New Nicholas McCarthy Movie". Dread Central.
  12. ^ "Daytime Emmy 2011 Winners: Full List Of Emmys Awards". The Huffington Post. June 20, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2012.

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