PROFILE
Name:
Brittany Curran
Birth Date:
June 2, 1990
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Men of a Certain Age

Background:

Brittany Curran is an American young actress who is probably best known for playing Ray Romano's daughter on the Peabody Award winning series “Men of a Certain Age” (TNT, 2009-2011). The role brought her a Young Artist nomination in 2011. Curran is also known for her roles as Pamela on  the Disney Channel Original Movie “Go Figure” (2005) and as Chelsea Brimmer on the Disney Channel Original Series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” (3 episodes, 2007).

“It's really sad to see the condition of some of my childhood role models. Too much, too soon obviously isn't good. Especially for kids who start too young. The work load and expectations puts too much pressure on little kids. Another problem is when parents don't hold their children accountable for bad behavior.” Brittany Curran (when asked about seeing all the young stars going out and becoming party girls)


Britt

Childhood and Family:

Brittany Elizabeth Curran, nicknamed Britt, was born on June 2, 1990, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, but was raised in Avon, Massachusetts until she was three years old. Her family then relocated to Mockingbird Lane in Marston's Mills, Cape Cod, where she attended Marston's Mills East Elementary School. As a young child, she studied jazz, ballet and tap dance at the Sandwich Community School. After her family moving to Hingham, Massachusetts, Britt enrolled at William Foster Elementary School, where she spent her 3rd  to 5th grades, and continued to her dance lessons, in addition to adding violin to her endeavors. At age 11, she headed to Hollywood to pursue an acting career.


The Adventures of Food Boy

Career:

Brittany Curran got her first taste of performing as a little girl by taking part in acting and role plays at the Striar Jewish Community Center in Stoughton, Massachusetts. She also performed as a mouse & reindeer for several seasons in “The Nutcracker Suite!,” in addition to summer theater. After taking acting classes, she decided to leave Massachusetts for Los Angeles to pursue her acting dreams. She was signed to a premier kids talent agency.

Curran made her television debut in an episode of “MADtv” in 2001, playing Ruthie, followed by an uncredited part in the “The Soul of Humanity” episode of “Power Rangers Wild Force” in 2002.  She broke into the big screen two years later with a small part in the Gary Winick well received comedy/romance film “13 Going on 30,” starring Jennifer Garner and Judy Greer. Still in 2004, she worked in two independent short films: “ U.S. Air Marshals” and “Frenching,” where she played the lead role of Stephanie, and appeared as Josie in an episode of “Complete Savages” called “Voodude.”

In 2005, Curran made her television movie debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Go Figure,” opposite Jordan Hinson. Directed by Francine McDougall, the film was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the category of Best Television Movie or Special. The same year, she also played the title role in the indie short “Betsy,” in which she also served as associate producer, and co-starred with Melanie Abramoff and Marty Curran in a 18 minute short, “A Host of Trouble.”

2006 saw Curran appear in “Akeelah and the Bee,” a drama film written and directed by Doug Atchison and starring     Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett. The film earned mostly positive reviews, and won several awards and nominations. She did a voice over role for the computer animated motion capture horror/comedy film “Monster House” (2006), which was executive produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. It starred the voices of Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, Jason Lee and Kathleen Turner. She also appeared in the daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless” (2006, as Lindsay), in two episodes of “Drake & Josh” (2006-2007, as Carly) as well as in an episode of “Shark” called “Fall from Grace” (2007, as Annie).  

Curran was cast as Natalie in the television made for TV film “Zip” (2007), opposite Steven Weber, Daniel Bateman and E.E. Bell, portrayed Missy in the TV miniseries “Mr Robinson's Driving School” (2007), opposite Mike Grief, Christine Haeberman and Craig Robinson, and starred as Priscilla Wright in the direct to video horror/fantasy “The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It” (2007), an adaptation of the children's book of the same name by R.L. Stine. Additionally, she played the lead of Alma in the indie short “A Lesson in Biology” (2007) and had a recurring role as Chelsea Brimmer in the Disney Channel sitcom “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” (2007).  

In 2008, Curran had three film roles under her belt. She first co-starred with Marguerite Moreau and Colin Hay in the horror/thriller “The Uninvited,” for director/writer Bob Badway, and then portrayed the disturbed older sister of Luke Benward in the comedy “Dog Gone,” which was directed, co-wrote and co-produced by Mark Stouffer. She played Shelby, the love interest of main character Ezra in the Dane Cannon directed comedy “The Adventures of Food Boy.” The same year, she also reprised the Chelsea Brimmer in an episode of “The Suite Life on Deck,” a spin off of “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.”

Following a guest spot in the CBS hit supernatural drama “Ghost Whisperer” (2009, as Kristy Marks), Curran landed her first series regular role on the TNT comedy/drama “Men of a Certain Age,” where she played Joe Tranelli (played by Ray Romano)'s daughter, Lucy. The series ran for two seasons between December 7, 2009 and July 6, 2011. Curran was nominated for a 2011 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress and jointly nabbed the Peabody Award  for her work in the series.  

Curran played Tiffany in “Legally Blondes,” a 2009 spin off film of the “Legally Blonde” series, produced by Reese Witherspoon, the star of the previous two film series. Directed by Savage Steve Holland, the film broadcast on ABC Family and Disney Channel, and is targeted to a younger audience than the first two films.  


Awards:

Peabody: “Men of a Certain Age,” 2010 Show Less

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