Brittany Allen

Brittany Allen (born February 5, 1986[1]) is a Canadian actress. Her first notable role was 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. In later years, she worked consistently on television, and in the films of her partner, Colin Minihan, including the 2014 film Extraterrestrial, the 2016 film It Stains the Sands Red and the 2018 film What Keeps You Alive, the latter of which Allen starred in and scored.[2]

Brittany Allen
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Allen in 2013
Born (1986-02-05) February 5, 1986 (age 36)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s)Actress, producer
Years active1999–present
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award
2011 Outstanding Younger Actress


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


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.[citation needed]

In 2014, she played the lead role in the science fiction horror film Extraterrestrial, directed by Colin Minihan of The Vicious Brothers, with whom Allen started an ongoing personal and professional relationship.[3]

In 2015, Allen starred in the psychological thriller Backgammon and contributed to the writing of the story for the independent comedy-drama film, Almost Anything.

In 2016, she teamed up with Minihan again for the unconventional zombie film It Stains the Sands Red, where Allen acted as executive producer and starred as a lone woman being chased by a single, relentless zombie throughout the desert.[4][5]

In 2017, Allen starred in the science fiction drama Incontrol.[6][7] She also had a co-starring role in the horror film Jigsaw, a sequel to the Saw film franchise.[8][9]

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 also played the role of Ella Riordan in the second season of NBC's "Taken". The same year she co-starred alongside her Jigsaw co-star Hannah Emily Anderson in the thriller What Keeps You Alive, which she also produced and scored.[10][11] The film marks her third collaboration with Colin Minihan.[12]

In 2019, she appeared in the horror film The Prodigy as Margaret St. James.[13][14] The same year she appeared as Charlotte/Popclaw in the Amazon superhero black comedy television series, The Boys.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2014, she started dating Canadian director Colin Minihan, whom she met on the set of Extraterrestrial, which he directed and she starred in.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Rocker I Heart Matt Girl [citation needed]
2012 Dead Before Dawn Lucy Winthrop
2014 Extraterrestrial April
2015 Backgammon Miranda
2015 Farhope Tower Susan
2015 Look Again Tanya
2016 It Stains the Sands Red Molly also executive producer
2017 The Definites Bernie
2017 Incontrol Naomi
2017 Jigsaw Carly
2018 What Keeps You Alive Jules also executive producer, composer
2019 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 Episodes: "Password", "Viceroy”
2019 The Boys Charlotte/Popclaw 3 episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Work Result Ref
2011 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series All My Children Won [17]


  1. ^ "About the Actors - Brittany Allen".
  2. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Director Colin Minihan and Actress Brittany Allen Talk Their Latest Collaboration". Rue Morgue. June 7, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Director Colin Minihan and Actress Brittany Allen Talk Their Latest Collaboration". Rue Morgue. June 7, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Dennis Harvey (July 27, 2017). "Film Review: 'It Stains the Sands Red'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  5. ^ "SMT: Sitdown with 'It Stains' and 'Jigsaw's' Brittany Allen - Pop Culture Madness Network News". 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  6. ^ "Incontrol (2017)".
  7. ^ "Sci-fi thriller 'Incontrol' scores North America deal (exclusive)".
  8. ^ "Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen go from Jigsaw to What Keeps You Alive".
  9. ^ "Jigsaw/Saw 8 - ScreenRant".
  10. ^ "Trailer: What Keeps You Alive Starring Hannah Emily Anderson and Brittany Allen - Dread Central".
  11. ^ "Another Eerie 'What Keeps You Alive' Image Keeps Terror Afloat - Bloody Disgusting".
  12. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Director Colin Minihan and Actress Brittany Allen Talk Their Latest Collaboration". Rue Morgue. June 7, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  13. ^ "'Jigsaw' Stars Joins Orion Pictures' 'Descendant' - Bloody Disgusting". Bloody Disgusting.
  14. ^ "It Stains the Sands Red's Brittany Allen Joins New Nicholas McCarthy Movie". Dread Central.
  15. ^ "The Boys Recap: X-Factor". Vulture. July 26, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019. ...and arguably sabotages it with the handling of Popclaw (Brittany Allen).
  16. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Director Colin Minihan and Actress Brittany Allen Talk Their Latest Collaboration". Rue Morgue. June 7, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  17. ^ "Daytime Emmy 2011 Winners: Full List Of Emmys Awards". The Huffington Post. June 20, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2012.

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