November 10, 1977
December 20, 2009
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
33-25-35 in | 84-63.5-89 cm
48 kg | 106 lbs
7.5 US | 38 EU
Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, on November 10, 1977, was an American actresss.
Young Brittany Murphy began her acting career in regional theater productions, at the age of 9.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Family Prayers (1993) in role as Elise.
She got her television debut in CBS sitcom Murphy Brown (1991) in episode "On Another Plane: Part 1", in role as Frank's sister.
Her breakthrough performance came as Tai Frasier in coming-of-age teen comedy movie Clueless (1995).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "A View from the Bridge" (1997) in role as Catherine.
She was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her role as Elisabeth Burrows in crime thriller film Don't Say a Word (2001).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actress in a Feature Film and a Circuit Community Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Tai Frasier in coming-of-age teen comedy movie Clueless (1995).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series or Series—Leading Young Actress for her role as Lisa in drama film David and Lisa (1998).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Leading Actress in a Feature Film for her role as Daisy Randone in psychological drama movie Girl, Interrupted (1999).
She was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress—Comedy and Choice Lip Lock (shared with Ashton Kutcher) for her performance as Sarah in romantic comedy film Just Married (2003).
She was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress/Drama/Action-Adventure and Choice Lip Lock (shared with Eminem) for her role as Alex Latourno in drama film 8 Mile (2002).
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress—Drama for her role as Stacy Holt in comedy drama movie Little Black Book (2004).
Spun (2002) drama opposite Jason Schwartzman and John Leguizamo
Don't Say a Word (2001) crime thriller film with Michael Douglas and Sean Bean
Drive (1997) action opposite Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison and John Pyper-Ferguson
The Prophecy II (1998) fantasy action-horror with Christopher Walken, Russell Wong and Jennifer Beals
Uptown Girls (2003) comedy drama opposite Dakota Fanning and Heather Locklear
Cherry Falls (2000) slasher with Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn and Jesse Bradford
The Groomsmen (2006) comedy opposite Edward Burns, Matthew Lillard and Donal Logue
Love and Other Disasters (2006) romantic comedy with Matthew Rhys and Santiago Cabrera
Something Wicked (2014) independent psychological horror opposite Shantel VanSanten, John Robinson and Julian Morris
Drexell's Class (1991-1992) Fox sitcom in role as Brenda Drexell
Almost Home (1993) NBC sitcom in role as Molly Morgan
Party of Five (1994) Fox teen and family drama series in role as Abby
Sister, Sister (1994-1995) ABC sitcom in role as Sarah
Boy Meets World (1995) ABC sitcom in role as Trini Martin
She voiced Luanne Platter also various characters in Fox animated sitcom King of the Hill (1997-2009).
Attended Edison High School in Edison, in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Attended Verne Fowler School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Colonia, New Jersey.
Had two older half-brothers, Tony Bertolotti and Jeff Bertolotti and a younger half-sister, Pia Bertolotti.
Had Italian, Eastern European and Irish ancestry.
She was trained in singing, dancing and acting, from the age of four.
She was close friends with Winona Ryder and Meredith Zealy.
She voiced Gloria in animated musical comedy film Happy Feet (2006).
She was a lead singer in band "Blessed Soul".
Featured in music videos for:
Luscious Jackson "Here" (1995)
Wheatus "A Little Respect" (2001)
Tears for Fears "Closest Thing to Heaven" (2004)
Paul Oakenfold "Faster Kill Pussycat" (2006), she provided vocals on song
She was nominated for the Spike Video Game Award for Best Supporting Female Performance for her voice role as Karen Light in video game, Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (2006).
Brittany died on December 20, 2009, Cedars-Sinai Medical Records Office, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 32.
She was married to screenwriter Simon Monjack (2007-2009).
She was engaged to Joe Macaluso (2005-2006) and Jeff Kwatinetz (2004).
She dated actor Ashton Kutcher (2002-2003).