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Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

32 (passed away Dec. 20th, 2009)
Nov. 10th, 1977
Born in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
5' 5

Brittany Murphy's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
King of the Hill TV Show
King of the Hill
Almost Home TV Show
Almost Home
Drexell's Class TV Show
Drexell's Class

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Perhaps it was being born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Edison, New Jersey that bestowed Brittany Murphy with the adaptability that has allowed her to conquer a fairly prodigious amount of projects for her 25 years. Brittany first honed her acting skills in regional theater at the age of 9. By age 13, she had signed on with a manager and began appearing in television commercials. In 1991, at the age of 13, Brittany and her mother moved to Burbank, California, where she landed her first television role on the show "Blossom" (1991). This lead to a starring role on "Drexell's Class" (1991), a series that proved to be short lived. Brittany's major breakthrough film appearance was in Clueless (1995), the Emma meets "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) comedy, in which she starred opposite of Alicia Silverstone. She has gone on to demonstrate her versatility and talent for not only comedy but drama; Brittany was nominated for best leading female performance in the Young Artist Awards for her role in the television film David and Lisa (1998) (TV). Aside from the 25 screen appearances since her Clueless (1995) breakthrough, Brittany has lean her vocal talents, established in the early 1990s as a lead singer of her band "Blessed Soul", to the cartoon "King of the Hill" (1997) as the voice of Luanne. She now resides in Los Angeles, where she lives with her mother. Date of Death 20 December 2009, Los Angeles, California, USA

  • An only child.
  • Her date to the high school prom was 'Jonathan Brandis' (qv) of _"SeaQuest DSV" (1993)_ (qv) fame.
  • Was set to star in a biopic of 'Janis Joplin' (qv), but the film was grounded over battles for the rights to Joplin's songs. She had won the role over 'Courtney Love' (qv) and 'Emily Watson (I)' (qv).
  • In May of 2006, her single "Faster Kill Pussycat" with 'Paul Oakenfold' (qv) reached Number 7 in the UK singles chart.
  • Wore her own dress and red lipstick to the premiere of _Clueless (1995)_ (qv) because she didn't know about stylists.
  • One of her first jobs was for a commercial for Skittles.
  • Is half Italian (from her paternal side), a quarter Irish, and a quarter Eastern European (both from her maternal side).
  • (January 9, 2004) Engaged to talent manager 'Jeff Kwatinetz' (qv). (August 2004) broke engagement but the two remain friends

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