PROFILE
Name:
Brigid Brannagh
Birth Date:
August 3, 1972
Birth Place:
San Francisco, California, USA
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Army Wives

Background:

American actress Brigid Brannagh, also credited as Brigid Brannagh, Brigid Walsh, and Brigid Conley Walsh, is most famous for her role as Pamela Moran on the Lifetime series “Army Wife,” which she played from the show's premiered in June 2007 until Spring 2012.  The native of San Francisco, California also had regular roles on the short lived shows “True Colors” (Fox, 1990-1992), “Kindred: The Embrace” (Fox, 1996) and “Over There” (FX, 2005), and have guest starred in a number of series, including “ER,” “Legacy,”  “Angel,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “24” and “Criminal Minds.” Her film credits include “The Man in the Iron Mask” (1998), “The Fair” (1999), “Life Without Dick” (2002), “Next Stop Murder” (2010, TV), “A Crush on You” (2011, TV) and “Not That Funny” (2012).

Ms. Brannagh is married, and now lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband. She enjoys exercising, writing and reading. She supports The Special Olympics, AIDS Project Los Angeles, and Children's International, among other charities.     


Brigid E. Walsh

Childhood and Family:

Born Brigid E. Walsh, on August 3, 1972, in San Francisco, California, Brigid Brannagh grew up in a large Irish family with eight brothers and sisters.  

“Every time I see the skyline, downtown, I mean it just makes me cry.” Brigid Brannagh (about being raised in San Francisco).

Brigid is married to Justin Lyons. In her spare time, Brigid loves to entertain family and friends. She likes to cook for everyone and drinking wine.


Kindred: The Embraced

Career:

First credited as Brigid Walsh, Brigid Brannagh launched her professional acting career in 1988 when she was cast as Louise's sister on “The Wrong Guys,” a comedy film helmed and co-written by Danny Bilson and starring Louie Anderson and Richard Lewis. She then used the name Brigid Conley Walsh, and had her first series regular gig on the Fox sitcom “True Colors” (1990-1992), where she played the daughter of Ellen Davis (played by Stephanie Faracy), Katie. She also made guest appearances in television shows “Jake and the Fatman” (1989) and “Doogie Howser, M.D” (1990). In 1993, Brigid appeared in “Rio Shannon,” an unsold TV series pilot starring Blair Brown, Patrick Van Horn and Michael DeLuise, co-starred as Melanie Hope in the made for television film “The Day My Parents Ran Away,” opposite Matt Frewer and Robert Jayne, and played Thena in the direct to video fantasy/adventure “Quest of the Delta Knights,” starring David Warner and Corbin Allred.  

Following guest spots in “”NYPD Blue,” “ER” (both 1994) and “American Gothic” (1995), Brigid returned to series television as a regular in the Fox supernatural drama “Kindred: The Embrace” (1996), but it was canceled after eight episodes aired. She was credited as Brigid Walsh for the series. After the show went off the air, Brigid landed guest spots in a number of shows such as “Touched by an Angel” (1996, as Alison Miller), “Sliders” (1997, as Erin), “Chicago Sons” (3 episodes, 1997; as Melinda), “Roar” (1997, as Shannon), “Brooklyn South” (4 episodes, 1997-1998; as Emmeline 'Emily' Flannagan), “Veronica's Closet” (1998, as Perry's girlfriend), “Ally McBeal” (1998, as Paula), “Dharma & Greg” (2 episodes, 1998; as Donna), “Hyperion Bay” (2 episodes, 1998; as Claire), “Legacy” (5 episodes, 1999; as Molly) and “Charmed” (1999, as Tuatha). In 1997, she played the supporting role of Ida Glenshaw in the Emmy Award winning television movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel, “The Inheritance” (CBS), starring Cari Shayne, Brigitta Dau and Paul Anthony Stewart. She returned to the big screen in “The Man in the Iron Mask” (1998), an adventure film directed by William Richert  and starring Edward Albert, Dana Barron and Timothy Bottoms, and in Sarah McAnally's indie drama, “The Fair” (1999), in which she played the lead role of Maggie.          

In 2000, Brigid began her recurring role as Virginia Bryce, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce's girlfriend, on the second season of the spin off series “Angel,” starring David Boreanaz as the title role, a vampire over 200 years old. She also appeared in episodes of “Diagnosis Murder” (2000, as Jill Hoving), “Early Edition” (2000, as Rose/Lily Archer), “Bull” (2000, as Sister Kate) and “The West Wing” (2000, as Harriet), in addition to playing makeup artist in the CBS short lived series “Citizen Baines” and  serial felon Tammy Felton  in two episodes of  “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (both 2001). In 2002, the actress supported Sarah Jessica Parker, Harry Connick, Jr. and Johnny Knoxville in the direct to video black comedy film “Life Without Dick,” written and helmed by Bix Skahill. She went on to guest star in “Philly” (2002, as Shelly Brower), “Just Shoot Me!” (2002, Ruth), “The Division” (2002, as Jessica Billings), “Strong Medicine” (2003, as Abby), “Star Trek: Enterprise” (2003, as Ruby), “24” (2004, as Kathy McCartney), “Without a Trace” (2004, as Stephanie Boothe), “Cold Case” (2005, as Tina Bream 1998) and “NCIS” (as  Catherine Reynolds).   

Brigid was cast as the main character of Vanessa Dumphy, Frank (played by Luke Macfarlane)'s cheating wife on the FX “Over There,”  which ran for 13 episodes from July 27, 2005 until October 26, 2005. In 2006, she played the role of Angela in the Hallmark Channel original television film “Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door,” starring Shelley Long and Patty Duke. The same year, she also guest starred in Fox's show, “Standoff.”

“Well, it is Mark Gordon's company and he also does “Grey's Anatomy.” He also did the film “The Matador” with Pierce Brosnan. He's just great! His production and everyone working on this are just amazing artists, in terms of the stories that they bring to life. For that alone, I'd pretty much go to hell and back because they are just so talented and they care so deeply.” Brigid Brannagh (on why she wanted to be a part of “Army Wives”)

In 2007, Brigid scored the regular role of Pamela Moran in the Lifetime drama series “Army Wives,” opposite Kim Delaney, Catherine Bell and Sally Pressman. Following the lives of four army wives, their families, and an Army husband whose wife is in the Army, the show premiered on June 3, 2007, and went on to become the network's most viewed show in the 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm time slot.   Brigid remained with show until she quit in Spring 2012 part way through Season 6. In November 2007, she appeared in an episode of “K-Ville” called “AKA.”    

Brigid played Olivia in Lifetime movie “Acceptance” (2009), adapted from a novel by Susan Coll, starred as Molly in the TV movie “Next Stop Murder” (2010) and played Charley Anderson in the Hallmark Channel original TV film “A Crush on You” (2011), opposite Sean Patrick Flanery. She played Monica Kingston in an episode of “Criminal Minds” called “Hope” (2011).       

Brigid joined the cast of the forthcoming ABC period drama  series “Gilded Lillys” as Elizabeth, a matriarch of the Lily family. The show started filming in March 2012 in Boston after being ordered in late January 2012.  The show was created and produced by Shonda Rhimes. Co-stars in the series will include John Barrowman, Sarah Bolger, Brían F. O'Byrne, Blythe Danner, Matt Lauria, Matt Long, Maury Sterling and Madeline Zima.

Brigid co-starred with Tony Hale and John Kapelos in the independent comedy/drama film “Not That Funny,” co-written and directed by Lauralee Farrer. The film was shown at the 2012 Ashland Independent Film Festival on April 12 and then at the Newport Beach International Film Festival on April 29.  


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