|Real Name: Brittany Snow|
Brittany Snow Biography And Filmography:
We first got to know Brittany Snow watching her on daytime soap operas, but she made a career for herself playing a young teen in the television series “American Dreams” (2002), and the smash hit musical, “Hairspray” (2007). Her role playing Amber von Tussle in the Broadway version of the movie won her a chance at big screen movie roles. She has appeared next to Matthew Broderick in the comedy “About Amanda” (2008), and in the role originally played by Jamie Lee Curtis in the horror film “Prom Night” (2008).
Brittany Anne Snow was born on March 9, 1986 in Tampa, Florida and was modeling for print advertisements by the time she was five years old. She began auditioning and was hired for roles in ads for Nabisco, Kmart and McDonald’s. Snow started taking dance lessons and became active in local and regional theater, which led to a role on the television show "SeaQuest DSV” (1993-95) when she was only eight years old.
Her dad, John, left his job in the insurance industry to become her full time manager, hiring an agent for his daughter in 1998. Within a week, the agent sent a script for the soap opera “Guiding Light” and asked her to audition. Brittany won a recurring role on the soap opera, portraying Susan Lemay, the long-lost daughter of Harley Davidson Cooper Spaulding. The sweet and funny actress got the chance to play a devious little spoiled brat who stole, ran away from home and tried to overdose on cough syrup for attention. Her parents, however, insisted she try to keep as normal a teenage life as possible, so she continued to attend school at Ben Hill Middle in Florida and commuted to New York City to film her scenes three days a week.
attention Snow received from playing the nasty teen on “Guiding Light”
won her a starring role in “American Dreams” (2002) a film set in the
1960's and seen through the eyes of her character, Meg, a
sixteen-year-old who dreams of being on the show “American Bandstand.”
In an attempt to drop her good girl image, Meg danced her way through
the1960’s while dealing with the usual anxiety of a teen from any era.
The show put an end to her normal life when she and her mother
relocated to Los Angeles California to manage her Hollywood career full
One of her first jobs was a guest appearance on "All That" with Jamie Lynn Spears, before being cast in a small role in the big-budget Tom Hanks television mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon", a look at the Apollo manned space program.
Brittany Snow then appeared in the television adventure "The Pacifier" (2005), about a disgraced Navy SEAL who is given a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the children.
In 2005, Snow was hired and cast in a recurring guest role playing a teenage brat on “Nip/Tuck” (2003- ) with Portia de Rossi, Rosie O'Donnell, Brooke Shields and Dylan Walsh, about two men who are plastic surgeons and work together.
Her movie career then got a huge boost with a starring role opposite Jesse Metcalfe and Jenny McCarthy in the comedy “John Tucker Must Die” (2006) playing a nerd selected to help give the school idol his revenge.
“John Tucker Must Die” was a smash hit, but it was nothing compared to her next movie, “Hairspray” (2007) with an all-star ensemble cast that included Michelle Pfieffer, John Travolta, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron and Queen Latifah. In this version of the Broadway musical she played Amber von Tussle, the snobby rival of dancer Tracy Turnblad, who will stop at nothing to secure her role in a popular television dance party. “Hairspray” was one of the biggest hits of 2007 and became the third largest grossing musical of all time.
Recognized for both her acting and now her singing and dancing, Brittany Snow became a teen Hollywood idol. But in an October 2007, in an issue of People magazine, she admitted that young stardom was not all it was cracked up to be, and that she had battled eating disorders, depression, and self-mutilation as early as her “Guiding Light” days.
Her next project was the dramatic starring role in "On The Doll" (2007), and then the lead role in the horror thriller "Prom Night" (2008), where her senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends. She then starred alongside Matthew Broderick in the comedy "Finding Amanda" (2008), about a television producer with a love for drinking and gambling who is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.
Snow was then cast in the starring role of Sardoonah in the crime drama "Black Water Transit" (2008), the story follows the divergent agendas of criminals, cops and lawyers as they collide over a shipment of illegal firearms and a double homicide. Earl Pike, a criminal, tries to get his family's illegal gun collection to a safe haven. She wrapped her year with the comedy "The Vicious Kind" (2009), about a man who becomes obsessed with the girlfriend his brother brings home for Thanksgiving.
Brittany Snow then returned to the small screen with appearances on Mad Love (2011), Marcy (2011), and a 15 episode deal on the hit TV show “Harrys Law” (2012) starring Kathy Bates about a group of misfit lawyers form an unconventional firm.
Snow then returned to movies in the starring role of Carley for the thriller “96 Minute” (2011) - the story of four lives brought together in one shocking moment. Between a brutal carjacking and the separate stories of the four children we watch as they charge toward a life-changing end.
Another lead role working with Thora Birch followed with the comedy “Petunia” (2011) - the story of a family whose growth is stunted and learns how to love themselves while loving each other. The following year Snow branched out to try her hand at a musical comedy with “Pitch Perfect” (2012) - a comedy set in the world of college singing competitions.
Brittany was hired in four additional movie projects during 2012 including the comedy “Syrup” (2012) – where a slacker hatches a million-dollar idea but in order to see it through he has to learn to trust his good-looking corporate nemesis. Next was a starring role as Iris in the thriller “Would You Rather” (2012) where a young women desperate to help her ailing brother agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather" hosted by a sadistic host.
Snow then turn to Holiday fare with the family comedy “Misfits
Christmas” (2012) about a group of college students who get together
every Christmas during their four years in college and as each year
passes new friendships develop and old friendships are changed. The
actress wrapped her year by jumping back to TV playing Becca
Gilchrist in the made for TV movie “1600 Penn” (2012) – developed
by on pf President Barack Obama’s speech writers, the movie is loosely
based on the first family as their lives unfold in the White
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