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Brittany Snow

Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American television and film actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Meg Pryor in American Dreams, Daisy Lemay in Guiding Light, Kate Spencer in John Tucker Must Die, Namin in the video game Kingdom Hearts II, Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, Donna Keppel in Prom Night and Jenna Backstrom in the NBC legal drama Harry's Law.

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Personal life

Snow was born and grew up in Tampa, Florida. Her mother, Cindy Johannah (n e Archer), works for Prentice Hall, and her father, John Thomas Snow, Sr., ran an insurance agency until retiring to organize Brittany's schedule.[1] She has one half-brother, John jr, and a half-sister, Holly.[2][3] Snow has spoken openly about her battles with eating disorders.[4]

Career

Snow began modeling at the age of three and a half in a print ad for Burdines.[5] She was on CBS' Guiding Light for three years as troubled teen Susan/Daisy Lemay.[6] She played Meg Pryor on NBC's American Dreams and neo-Nazi high school student Ariel Alderman on the third season of Nip/Tuck. In 2005, she appeared in The Pacifier with action star Vin Diesel.

In 2006, she was in the film John Tucker Must Die and voiced Namin in the video game Kingdom Hearts II as well as Shizuku Tsukishima in the Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart, along with Ashley Tisdale. She also portrayed a young woman afflicted with bipolar disorder in the season seven finale of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

She appeared in Hairspray, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical, playing Amber Von Tussle, the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer's character. She had already worked with the director of Hairspray (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 in Prom Night, which was released in April 2008. Snow appeared on the music video for "The Phrase That Pays" by The Academy Is... which was released July 2007.

Snow is set to play the lead, Alyssa, in the film adaptation of Clock Tower, to be released in 2012.[7] She stars alongside Evan Ross in the cautionary thriller 96 Minutes.[8]

In 2011, Snow appeared in the short lived CBS' romantic comedy Mad Love.[9]

Snow recently appeared as a series regular in the first season of the legal drama Harry's Law as Jenna, which premiered on January 17, 2011, created by David E. Kelley. Snow returned as a recurring character in the series for season two.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Murphy's Dozen TV movie
2005 The Pacifier Zoe Plummer
2006 Whisper of the Heart Shizuku Tsukishima (voice)
2006 John Tucker Must Die Kate Spencer
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Namin (voice)
2007 Hairspray Amber Von Tussle Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year
Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast Award
Nominated Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
On the Doll Balery
2008 Prom Night Donna Keppel Nominated Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller
Finding Amanda Amanda Tangerman Nominated Prism Award for Performance in a Feature Film
Streak Baylin Short film
2009 The Vicious Kind Emma Gainsborough
Black Water Transit Sardoonah
2010 Janie Jones Iris
Walks TBA
2011 96 Minutes Carley Boston Film Festival Prize for Best Actress
2012 Would You Rather Iris
Pitch Perfect Chloe
TBA Clock Tower
Television
Year Show Role Notes
1998 2002 Guiding Light Susan Lemay Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series - Young Actress
Nominated Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Child Actor
Nominated Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress
Nominated Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Soap Opera - Young Actress
2002 2005 American Dreams Margaret "Meg" Pryor Nominated Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress
Nominated Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure
Nominated Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure
Nominated Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star - Female
2005 Nip/Tuck Ariel Alderman 5 episodes
2006 Law & Order: SVU Jamie Hoskins Episode: "Influence"
2009 Family Guy Candy Episode: "Quagmire's Baby"
Gossip Girl Young Lily Rhodes Episode: "Valley Girls" meant to become spin off series but never picked up by the CW
2011 Harry's Law Jenna Backstrom Main cast (season 1), 12 episodes - Recurring (season 2)
Mad Love Julia Swanson Episode: "Little Sister, Big City"
Music videos
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Phrase That Pays Naughty Nurse The Academy Is... video
2008 Otep The Ascension Crooked Spoons video
Ride Girlfriend Cary Brothers video
Just Impolite Girlfriend Plushgun video
2011 Fire Escape Matthew Mayfield video

Discography

Soundtracks

  • 2007: Hairspray Soundtrack - July 10

References

External links

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