Brittany Murphy

Actor, Singer
Versatile actress Brittany Murphy easily segued from mainstream comedies to gritty indie dramas, but unfortunately audiences were never able to see the full range of her talents, due to her untimely death at age 32 ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Abandoned 2014 (Movie)

Mary Walsh (Actor)

Deadline 2014 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Falling Sky 2014 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

Something Wicked 2014 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Across the Hall 2009 (Movie)

June (Actor)

King of the Hill 1996 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

Nora Roberts' Tribute 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ramen Girl 2009 (Movie)

Abby (Actor)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Gloria (Actor)

Love and Other Disasters 2006 (Movie)

Emily 'Jacks' Jackson (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Europe Music Video Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dead Girl 2006 (Movie)

Krista (Actor)

The Groomsmen 2006 (Movie)

Sue (Actor)

Neverwas 2005 (Movie)

Maggie Blake (Actor)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Shellie (Actor)

You Stupid Man 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Little Black Book 2004 (Movie)

Stacy (Actor)

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Boy! 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Nelly (Actor)

Just Married 2003 (Movie)

Sarah McNerney (Actor)

New Year's Eve Pajama Party 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spun 2003 (Movie)

Nikki (Actor)

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Uptown Girls 2003 (Movie)

Molly Gunn (Actor)

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

Elisabeth Burrows (Actor)

Riding in Cars With Boys 2001 (Movie)

Fay Forrester (Actor)

Sidewalks of New York 2001 (Movie)

Ashley (Actor)

Summer Catch 2001 (Movie)

Dede Mulligan (Actor)

Cherry Falls 2000 (Movie)

Jody Marken (Actor)

Common Ground 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Trixie 2000 (Movie)

Ruby Pearli (Actor)

David and Lisa 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

Lisa Swenson (Actor)

Girl, Interrupted 1999 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

Bongwater 1998 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Drive 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Phoenix 1998 (Movie)

Veronica (Actor)

Boy Meets World 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clueless 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zack & Reba 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Double Jeopardy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Freeway 1996 (Movie)

Rhonda (Actor)

Prophecy II: Ashtown 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

SeaQuest 2032 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Clueless 1995 (Movie)

Tai (Actor)

Blossom in Paris 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Drexell's Class 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Megafault (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil's Arithmetic (TV Show)

Actor

The White Hotel (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (1)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Boogie Wonderland") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

The Ramen Girl 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Versatile actress Brittany Murphy easily segued from mainstream comedies to gritty indie dramas, but unfortunately audiences were never able to see the full range of her talents, due to her untimely death at age 32. Murphy shot to stardom in the classic high school comedy "Clueless" (1995), where she elicited laughs and sympathy as the ugly-duckling-turned-swan buddy of onetime "it" girl Alicia Silverstone. The raspy voiced starlet, who spent over a decade as ditsy beautician Luanne on the animated Fox series "King of the Hill" (Fox, 1997-2009), worked her way up from supporting roles in films like "Riding in Cars with Boys" (2001) to leading lady status in the light comedies "Uptown Girls" (2003) and "Little Black Book" (2004), where she imbued her characters with a bit of a wild-child edge. But it was Murphy's darker roles that earned her the most critical attention, including her streetwise turn opposite rapper Eminem in "8 Mile" (2002) and her mad, unhinged characters in "Girl, Interrupted" (1999) and "Don't Say a Word" (2001). While Murphy's career was up and down, the underrated actress always brought a spark to the screen, and upon news of her early death, her peers came forward in droves to express disappointment at the loss of such a talented, vibrant personality.

Relationships

Eminem Actor

Companion

Angelo Bertolotti

Father
An Italian American racketeering criminal has had little contact with her father since her parents divorced

Ashton Kutcher Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Just Married" (2003) Began dating in October 2002 Split in April 2003

Jeff Kwatinetz Executive Producer

Companion
Began dating in spring of 2003 engaged in January 2004 called off engagement May 2004, bringing their 13-month relationship to an end

Joe Macaluso Grip

Companion
Met while working on the film, "Little Black Book" engaged Christmas 2005 called of engagement August 2006

Simon Monjack Story By

Husband
Secretly wed at their home in Los Angeles on May 2007 died May 23, 2010 in same house as Murphy five months prior

Sharon Murphy

Mother
Irish American and Eastern European descent divorced Brittany's father when she was a baby

EDUCATION

Herbert Hoover School

Edison , New Jersey

Verne Fowler School of Dance

Colonia , New Jersey

John Burroughs High School

Burbank , California

Valley Professional School

Burbank , California

Milestones

2009

Cast in the Lifetime TV movie, "Tribute," as the main character, Cilla

2006

Lent her voice to the Australian-produced computer-animated film, "Happy Feet"

2005

Starred in "Sin City" the adaptation of comic book icon Frank Miller's uber-noir series of grapic novels; co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez

2004

Featured in the romantic comedy "Little Black Book"

2003

Played Mickey Rourke's amphetamine-addled girlfriend in Jonas Ackerlund's black comedy "Spun"

2003

Co-starred as a nanny to a bratty eight-year-old in "Uptown Girls"

2003

Starred opposite Ashton Kutcher as a newlywed couple in "Just Married"

2002

Cast in "8 Mile," loosely based on rap singer Eminem's life story, directed by Curtis Hanson

2001

Was part of the ensemble cast of the romantic comedy "Sidewalks of New York"

2001

Starred as a young woman whose disturbed mind holds a secret in "Don't Say a Word"

2001

Played Drew Barrymore's best friend in the biopic "Riding in Cars With Boys"

2000

Featured as a charming barfly in "Trixie" and a virginal teen stalked by a killer in "Cherry Falls"

2000

Played a naval officer discharged after she is found in a gay bar in the 1950s-set segement of the gay-themed Showtime TV-movie "Common Ground"

1999

Co-starred as a mental hospital patient in "Girl, Interrupted"

1999

Featured as one of the contests in a beauty pageant in the film comedy "Drop Dead Gorgeous"

1998

Appeared opposite Ray Liotta in "Phoenix"; film premiered on HBO before receiving a theatrical release; also featured Anthony LaPaglia

1998

Acted in the little-seen independents "Zach and Reba" and "Bongwater"

1998

Co-starred with Lukas Haas in the TV remake of "David and Lisa," a broadcast produced under the "Oprah Winfrey Presents" banner

1997

Co-starred with Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge"

1997

Featured in "The Prophecy II: Ashtown" and "Drive" (debuted on HBO in lieu of theatrical release)

1997

Provided the voice of Luanne on the animated series "King of the Hill" (Fox)

1996

Featured in the CBS TV-movie "Double Jeopardy"

1996

Acted in the Little Red Riding Hood update "Freeway" (aired on HBO)

1995

Breakthrough screen role as the loopy Tai, friend and protege of Alicia Silverstone's Cher, in "Clueless"

1994

Played recurring part of Sarah, a friend of the twins, in "Sister, Sister" (ABC)

1994

Acted on an episode of the Fox drama "Party of Five"

1993

Film debut in "Family Prayers"

1993

Had regular role of Molly on the ABC sitcom "Almost Home"

1992

Briefly performed with the singing group Blessed With Soul, along with Haylie Johnson and Eric Balfour

1991

TV series debut as a regular playing Dabney Coleman's daughter on "Drexel's Class" (Fox)

1991

Primetime TV debut as Frank's sister in an episode of "Murphy Brown" (CBS)

1991

At age 13, moved to Los Angeles

1987

Had title role in a regional theater production of the musical "Really Rosie"

Began acting in TV commercials

Born and raised in New Jersey

Began performing career at age two

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