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Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American actress, producer, director 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 Margaret "Meg" Pryor on the NBC series American Dreams (2002–2005) for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award and three Teen Choice Awards.

Brittany Snow
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Snow in April 2018
Born
Brittany Anne Snow

(1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 33)
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • producer
  • director
  • singer
Years active1994–present

Her subsequent television roles have included Ariel Alderman on Nip/Tuck (2005) and Jenna Backstrom on Harry's Law (2011) and Julia Bechley in Almost Family. Her 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), Chloe Beale in the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017) and Blair Helms in Someone Great (2019).

Snow is also the co-creator of the Love is Louder movement, a project by the not-for-profit Jed Foundation, dedicated to stop bullying in schools.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Brittany Anne Snow was born and raised in Tampa, Florida on March 9, 1986,[2] the daughter of Cinda and John Snow.[3] She has a half-brother, John Jr., and a half-sister, Holly.[3][4] She attended Gaither High School in Tampa.[5]

CareerEdit

Snow began modeling at the age of three in a print ad for Burdines.[6] She was on CBS' soap opera Guiding Light for three years as troubled teen Susan "Daisy" Lemay.[7] She played Meg Pryor on NBC's drama series American Dreams[8] and neo-Nazi high school student Ariel Alderman on the third season of Nip/Tuck.[9] She sang backup vocals on the American Dreams soundtrack for the song "My Boyfriend's Back." She appeared in the family comedy film The Pacifier (2005) alongside Lauren Graham and Vin Diesel.[10] Snow appeared in the teen romantic comedy film John Tucker Must Die (2006) opposite Jesse Metcalfe.[11] The film was a commercial success and made $68 million worldwide. In 2006, she voiced Naminé in the video game Kingdom Hearts II 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 in the music video for "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy Is... which was released in July 2006.[12]

She appeared in Hairspray (2007) a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, playing Amber Von Tussle, the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer's character.[13] 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 of Donna Keppel in the slasher film Prom Night (2008), which was released on April 11, 2008 and grossed $57.2 million at the box office.[14] Snow appeared as a young Lily Bass in Gossip Girl - Season 2, Episode 24 titled "Valley Girls". On January 17, 2011, Snow began appearing as a series regular in the first season of the legal drama Harry's Law, and returned as a recurring character in season two.[15] She starred alongside Evan Ross in the thriller film 96 Minutes (2011).[16]

On November 9, 2012, Snow was cast in the sitcom Ben and Kate as Lila, a love interest for Tommy.[17] In 2012, Snow starred in the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect, as a cappella singer Chloe, alongside Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, and Skylar Astin. She reprised her role in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015),[18] which received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed over $287 million worldwide. It surpassed the total gross of the original film ($115.4 million) in five days, and also became the highest-grossing music comedy film of all-time, overtaking School of Rock ($131.3 million). She also reprised her role in Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), which received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $185 million worldwide.[19]

Brittany Snow was also in Bushwick (2017). She played her character, Lucy. She acted with actor Dave Bautista

Snow was also in The Late Bloomer (2016) playing as Michelle. She shared this experience with actor Johnny Simmons.

She portrayed Blair Helms in Netflix's romantic comedy film Someone Great (2019).[20]

Other venturesEdit

Snow has graced the cover of numerous magazines, including CosmoGirl, Teen, Maxim, Entertainment Weekly, People, Miami Living and Vegas.[21] She has appeared in television commercials for McDonald's, Busch Gardens and Lipton.[22] Snow walked the runway at the Just Dance fashion show on September 12, 2013.[23]

PhilanthropyEdit

 
Snow attends at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2009 at Bryant Park.

She has supported numerous charities, including Clothes Off Our Back, Declare Yourself, Do Something, Feeding America, Habitat For Humanity, Point Foundation, Red Cross, Soles4Souls, The Heart Truth, The Trevor Project, Stomp Out Bullying and The Art of Elysium.[24] Snow walked the runway at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2009. The Heart Truth is a campaign meant to raise awareness of the risk of heart disease in women. Snow has supported Soles4Souls's Barefoot Week. "Whether it’s a child struggling to go to school in Kenya, or an American who needs a pair of work boots, Soles4Souls is there to answer the simple requests of millions of people. We hope you will participate in Barefoot Week and help change the world, one pair at a time," she said.[25] Thousands of individuals, campuses, and communities have used Love is Louder's programs, events and clubs to address issues such as bullying, body image, discrimination, and depression.[26] Snow was recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2015 with a Special Recognition Voice Award for her efforts to bring attention to mental health issues.[27]

Personal lifeEdit

Snow announced her engagement to former realtor Tyler Stanaland on February 19, 2019.[28][29]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima 2006 Disney dub
2004 The Manchurian Candidate Marcia Prentiss Shaw
2005 The Pacifier Zoe Plummer
2006 John Tucker Must Die Kate Spencer
2007 Hairspray Amber Von Tussle
On the Doll Balery
2008 Finding Amanda Amanda Tangerman
Prom Night Donna Keppel
Streak Baylin Short film
2009 The Vicious Kind Emma Gainsborough
Black Water Transit Sardoonah
2010 Janie Jones Iris
2011 96 Minutes Carley
2012 Petunia Robin McDougal
Pitch Perfect Chloe Beale
Would You Rather Iris also executive producer
2013 Syrup Three
2014 There's Always Woodstock Jody
2015 Dial a Prayer Cora
Pitch Perfect 2 Chloe Beale
2016 The Late Bloomer Michelle
2017 Bushwick Lucy
Hangman Christi Davies
Pitch Perfect 3 Chloe Beale
2019 Someone Great Blair Helms

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998–2002 Guiding Light Susan "Daisy" Lemay
1999 Safe Harbor Sara Episode: "Dog Day Afternoons and Nights"
2002–2005 American Dreams Margaret "Meg" Pryor 61 episodes
2005 Nip/Tuck Ariel Alderman 5 episodes
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jamie Hoskins Episode: "Influence"
2009 Family Guy Candy Voice role; episode: "Quagmire's Baby"
2009 Gossip Girl Young Lily Rhodes Episode: "Valley Girls"
2011 Harry's Law Jenna Backstrom 12 episodes
2011 Mad Love Julia Swanson Episode: "Little Sister, Big City"
2012–2013 Ben and Kate Lila 4 episodes
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Lucy Lifetime original movie
2014 An American Education Sarah Miller Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Full Circle Katie Parerra 5 episodes
2015 CMT Music Awards Herself/co-host Alongside Erin Andrews[30]
2015 TripTank Stacy Voice role; episode: "Steve's Family"
2016 Workaholics Erin Mantini Episode: "Gone Catfishing"
2016–2017 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Anna Hicks 3 episodes
2019 Almost Family Julia Bechley Main

DirectorEdit

Year Title Notes
2019 Milkshake Short film; also writer

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Naminé
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Naminé Archive audio
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Naminé Archive audio
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Splat[31]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist Notes
2006 "The Phrase That Pays" The Academy Is... Nurse
2008 "Ride" Cary Brothers
"Just Impolite" Plushgun
2009 "It's Alright, It's OK" Ashley Tisdale
2011 "Fire Escape" Matthew Mayfield Love Interest
2012 "Into the Wild" LP
2015 "Crazy Youngsters" Ester Dean
2016 "Indian Summer" Gemio Band

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Work Result
2000 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series – Young Actress[32] Guiding Light Won
2001 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Leading Young Actress Nominated
2002 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Soap Opera – Young Actress[33] Nominated
Young Artist Awards Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) American Dreams Nominated
2003 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Drama[34] Nominated
TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure Nominated
2004 TV Breakout Star – Female Nominated
2007 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year[35] Hairspray Won
Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast Award (with cast)[35] Won
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller Prom Night Nominated
2011 Boston Film Festival Prize for Best Actress[36] 96 Minutes Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Hissy Fit (with Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Rebel Wilson) Pitch Perfect Nominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Musical Moment (with cast)[37] Won
2015 Human Rights Campaign Ally Award[citation needed] Love Is Louder Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Anna Kendrick) [38] Pitch Perfect 2 Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Love is Louder homepage Archived 2015-05-18 at the Wayback Machine accessed 5/15/2015
  2. ^ "Brittany Snow Biography". BuddyTV. Archived from the original on 2010-05-18. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Movies: Snow focuses on work, not image". Sptimes.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  4. ^ "Dayton Daily News Archive of Past Articles". Dayton Daily News. February 13, 2004.
  5. ^ "Brittany Snow blames bullying for anorexia, depression". tampabay.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  6. ^ Katherine Gazella (1999-02-15). "Two Lives to Lead". St. Petersburg Times. p. B-1. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ "Vin Diesel And Brittany Snow Lighten Up In 'The Pacifier' - MTV Movie News". www.mtv.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  8. ^ "'American Dreams' Reunion: Unaired Alternate Ending Showed Where The Pryors Ended Up". huffingtonpost.com. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Dreams' Meg Is a Nip/Tuck Neo-Nazi!". TV Guide. 22 November 2005. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Vin Diesel And Brittany Snow Lighten Up In 'The Pacifier'". mtv. August 17, 2004. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  11. ^ "My Nine-Year Struggle with Anorexia by Brittany Snow". people.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Brittany Snow In "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Zac Efron and Brittany Snow Interview – HAIRSPRAY". colllider.com. 2007-07-15. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Prom Night". sonypictures.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  15. ^ "'Harry's Law': Brittany Snow, Aml Ameen Departing Series". hollywood reporter. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Brittany Snow Gets Carjacked in '96 Minutes' - Bloody Disgusting". www.bloody-disgusting.com. 2010-04-22. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  17. ^ Bricker, Tierney (9 November 2012). "Ben and Kate Casting Scoop: Brittany Snow to Guest Star as a Love Interest for..." eonline.com. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  18. ^ Radish, Christina (11 May 2015). "PITCH PERFECT 2: Hailee Steinfeld and Brittany Snow on Reuniting the Barden Bellas". colllider.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Brittany Snow Set to Return for 'Pitch Perfect 3' (EXCLUSIVE)". variety.com. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  20. ^ "The Someone Great Cast's Amazing Chemistry Is All Thanks To Brunch". Refinery29. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  21. ^ "Brittany Snow Magazine Cover Photos - List of magazine covers featuring Brittany Snow - FamousFix". FamousFix.com. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  22. ^ Staff, A. O. L. "Brittany Snow once stole someone's personal item". AOL.com. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  23. ^ Michelle, Parisa (2013-09-13). "Brittany Snow, Sloane Stephens and Other Celebs Attend Just Dance 2014 at STYLE 360". CelebMagnet. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  24. ^ "Brittany Snow: Charity Work & Causes". Look to the Stars. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  25. ^ "Spotlight: Brittany Snow's Charity Work". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  26. ^ "Half of Us: Videos: Brittany Snow". Half of Us. April 23, 2011.
  27. ^ "Winners of the 2015 Voice Awards". 2015-08-13. Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  28. ^ Fernandez, Alexia (February 19, 2019). "Brittany Snow Is Engaged to Boyfriend Tyler Stanaland — See Her Stunning Diamond Ring". People. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  29. ^ "Who Is Tyler Stanaland? New Details About Brittany Snow's Fiancé". YourTango. 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  30. ^ "Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow to Host 2015 CMT Music Awards". tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  31. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
  32. ^ "Pitch Perfect 2's Brittany Snow Turns 29 Today!". Instyle magazine. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  33. ^ "Twenty-Third Annual Young Artist Awards 2002". youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  34. ^ "2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees". billboard.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
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  36. ^ Shanahan, Mark; Goldstein, Meredith (2011-09-23). "The best of the Boston Film Festival". boston.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  37. ^ "Best Musical Moment: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alex Knapp, Ester Dean & Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect)". mtv. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  38. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2015 winners and highlights". cbs. Retrieved 10 October 2015.

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