Murphy, Brittany 1977–

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MURPHY, Brittany 1977–


Original name, Sharon Lane Murphy; born November 10, 1977, in Atlanta, GA; raised in Edison, NJ; daughter of Sharon Murphy. Education: Attended schools in northern New Jersey and in Los Angeles.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Nicole King, Baker/Wynokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor, West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress and voice performer. Blessed Soul (band), lead singer, beginning c. 1992. Appeared in television commercials and print advertisements.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, Young Artist Foundation, best young supporting actress in a feature film, 1996, for Clueless; Young Artist Award nomination, professional actress and singer, 1996; Annie Award nominations, International Animated Film Society, best voice acting by a female performer in a television production, 1997, and outstanding voice acting by a female performer in an animated television production, 2000, both for King of the Hill; Young Artist Award nomination, best leading young actress in a television movie, pilot, miniseries, or series, 1999, for David and Lisa; Young Artist Award nomination, best leading young actress in a feature film, 2000, for Girl, Interrupted; Video Premiere Award nomination, DVD Exclusive awards, best actress, 2001, for Zack and Reba; Video Premiere Award nomination, best supporting actress, 2001, for Bongwater; Golden Satellite Award nomination, International Press Academy, best supporting actress in a drama, 2002, for Don't Say a Word; Young Hollywood Award, Movieline, standout performance by a young actress, 2002; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie actress in a comedy, and choice movie "liplock" (with Ashton Kutcher), 2003, for Just Married; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie actress in a drama or action adventure film, and choice movie "liplock" (with Eminem), 2003, for 8 Mile.


Film Appearances:

Elise, Family Prayers, 1993.

Tai Fraiser, Clueless (also known as I Was a Teenage Teenager and No Worries), Paramount, 1995.

Izzy, The Prophecy II: Ashtown (also known as God's Army II and The Prophecy II), Dimension Films, 1997.

Emily Nicholson, Falling Sky (also known as Crocodile Tears), 1998.

Lisa Swenson, Drop Dead Gorgeous (also known as Gnadenlos schoen), New Line Cinema, 1998.

Mary, Bongwater, 1998.

Reba Simpson, Zack and Reba, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Daisy Randone, Girl, Interrupted (also known as Durchgeknallt and Durchgeknallt–Girl, interrupted), Columbia, 1999.

Daniella, The Audition, 2000.

Jody Marken, Cherry Falls, October Films, 2000.

Nurse Bellows, Angels!, Diet Angels, 2000.

Ruby Pearli, Trixie, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Ashley, Sidewalks of New York, Paramount, 2001.

Dede Mulligan, Summer Catch, Warner Bros., 2001.

Elizabeth Maddox–Burrows, Don't Say a Word, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.

Farina "Fay" Hope Forrester, Riding in Cars with Boys, Columbia, 2001.

Alex, 8 Mile, Universal, 2002.

Nikki, Spun, Silver Nitrate Films, 2002.

You Stupid Man, Artists Production Group/New Legend Media, 2002.

Molly Gunn, Uptown Girls, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2003.

Sarah McNerney, Just Married (also known as Voll verheiratet), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2003.

Voice of Nelly, Good Boy!, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2003.

Stacy, Little Black Book, Columbia, 2004.

Shellie, Sin City, Dimension Films, 2005.

Boyfriend in a Box, Warner Bros., 2005.

Neverwas, Kingsgate Films, 2005.

Gloria, Happy Feet (animated musical), Warner Bros., 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Brenda Drexell, Drexell's Class, Fox, 1991–1992.

Molly Morgan, Almost Home (also known as The Torkelsons: Almost Home), ABC, 1993.

Sarah, Sister, Sister, The WB, 1994–1995.

Voice of Tank, Pepper Ann (animated; also known as Disney's Pepper Ann), ABC and syndicated, 1997–2000.

Voice of Luanne Platter and the original voice of Joseph John Gribble, King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1997—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Julia Marie Neuland, Double Jeopardy (also known as Victim of the Night), CBS, 1996.

Rhonda, Freeway, HBO, 1996.

Deliverance Bodine, Drive, HBO, 1997.

Lisa, David and Lisa (also known as Oprah Winfrey Presents: David and Lisa), ABC, 1998.

Veronica, Phoenix, HBO, 1998.

Rivkah, The Devil's Arithmetic, Showtime, 1999.

Dorothy Nelson, Common Ground, Showtime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(In archive footage) Clueless: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Host, New Year's Eve Pajama Party, MTV, 2002.

(Uncredited) The Making of "8 Mile," 2003.

MTV Presents Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars under 25, MTV, 2003.

Real Access: Hot 24 in 2004, Noggin, 2003.

Reel Comedy: Just Married, Comedy Central, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter and performer, 2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002.

MTV Video Music Awards (also known as and The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards and VMAs 2002), MTV, 2002.

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, VH1, 2002.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2003.

The Teen Choice Awards 2003, Fox, 2003.

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004.

Presenter, 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004.

Presenter, The 2004 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Frank's sister, "On Another Plane: Part 1," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1991.

Angie, "The Kiss," Parker Lewis Can't Lose (also known as Parker Lewis), Fox, 1992.

Celeste, "Lay Off," Kids Incorporated, The Disney Channel, 1992.

Wendy, "Blossom in Paris: Parts 1–4," Blossom, NBC, 1993.

Abby, "Good Sports," Party of Five, Fox, 1994.

Abby, "Homework," Party of Five, Fox, 1994.

Olsen, "Give Him the Chair!," Frasier, NBC, 1994.

Christine Van Camp, "Second Chance," seaQuest 2032 (also known as seaQuest DSV), NBC, 1995.

Diane "Dee–Dee" Carson, "Chapter Nine," Murder One, ABC, 1995.

Lizzie Roth, "These Foolish Things," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Trini, "The Last Temptation of Cory," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1995.

Trini, "My Best Friend's Girl," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1995.

Carrie, "Night Train," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Jasmine, "Driving Me Crazy," Clueless, ABC, 1996.

Voices of Debbie, Melinda, Tipper, Charisse, and other characters, King of the Hill (animated), Fox, beginning 1997.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2003, 2004.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2002.

"Men in Black 2," Movie House (also known as MTV's Movie House), MTV, 2002.

Guest, TRL (also known as Total Request Live), MTV, 2002 and 2003.

Herself, "Ashton Kutcher," Diary, MTV, 2003.

(In archive footage) Herself, "Ashton Kutcher," Love Chain, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, "Brittany Murphy: Breaking Murphy's Law," Diary, MTV, 2003.

(In archive footage) Herself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Penny Marshall, Lifetime, 2003.

Guest, Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003.

Guest, Tinseltown TV, 2003.

Herself, T4, 2004.

Guest, Coming Attractions, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004.

Guest, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

Guest, Richard and Judy, Channel 4 (England), 2004.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2004.

Guest presenter, Top of the Pops, BBC, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Really Rosie, regional production, c. 1987.

Catherine, A View from the Bridge, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City, c. 1998.

The Vagina Monologues, 2000.


Music Videos:

"Here," by Luscious Jackson, 1995.

Monica Lewinsky, "My Name Is," by Eminem, 1999.

"A Little Respect," by Wheatus, 2001.

"Lose Yourself," by Eminem, 2002.



Entertainment Weekly, June 25, 1999, p. 42; October 12, 2001, pp. 54–56.

Flaunt, June/July, 2000.

InStyle, July, 2000, p. 60.

Interview, May, 2000, p. 152; October, 2002, pp. 60–62; December, 2002, pp. 100–107; December/January, 2003,.

Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2001.

Movieline, May, 1999, p. 1; March, 2001, p. 22; October, 2001, pp. 64–65.

Newsweek, November 4, 2002, p. 56.

New York Times, September 30, 2001.

Parade, September 2, 2001, p. 14.

People Weekly, November 2, 1998, p. 127; August 18, 2003, p. 22.

Rolling Stone, October 3, 2002, pp. 78–79.

TV Guide, November 2, 2002, p. 7.

USA Today, July 6, 2001.

US Weekly, October 7, 2002.