"Tired is not a word in my vocabulary."
Brittany stays busy, and that, coupled with talent, has placed the young actress where she is today, in a popular light.
Acting locally since age 9, her career has branched out to include the applause of the masses.
Laughable in the comedy Clueless (1995) and tragic in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999), Brittany shows us a glimpse of her versatility and talent. Petite with eyes that mesmerize, Brittany appeals to both the male and female audience, old and young, comedic or serious. She has come a long way and will, continue to travel far. After all, audiences recognize talent when they see it.
"I've always seen myself as one of those 'show people.' My
earliest memories are wanting and needing to entertain people, like a gypsy
traveler who goes from place to place, city to city, performing for audiences
and reaching people."
Childhood and Family:
Georgia Peach Sharon Murphy (birth name) may have been born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 10, 1977, but Edison, New Jersey, along with her mother, receives the credit for Brittany's upbringing.
Brit's (nickname) education includes: the Verne Fowler School of Dance, Colonia, New Jersey, Herbert Hoover School, Edison, New Jersey, Valley Professional School, Los Angeles, California, and John Burroughs High School, Los Angeles, California.
"Well, I lost my virginity in a car. But it wasn't a very nice one."-Brittany Murphy
"I would never have this career without my mom. I would have
ended up fleeing New Jersey and moving to New York City. I up and moved HER, and
she was willing to support me. No one can ever say anything bad about my mom.
Pretty and Magnetic
Young Brittany can boast of having a collection of movies under her belt that could send other young actors into a jealous frenzy while also showcasing her versatile acting talents. She's pretty, magnetic, and can be downright good. Brittany's made numerous guest appearances on popular shows such as: "Murphy Brown", "Blossom", "Frasier", "Party of Five", "Boy Meets World", "SeaQuest DSV", "Nash Bridges", "Beverly Hills, 90210", and that is just the beginning.
The list of roles Brittany has gathered in feature film is just as impressive. Some of the more notable characters include: Tai Fraiser in Clueless (1995), Deliverance Bodine in Drive (1997), Lisa in David and Lisa (1998) for which she earned a Young Artist Award nomination, Daisy Randone in Girl, Interrupted (1999), Dorothy Nelson in Common Ground (2000), Elisabeth Burrows in Don't Say a Word (2001), Fay Hope Forrester in Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Sarah McNerney in Just Married (2003), and Stacy in Little Black Book (2004). It was during the filming of Just Married that Brittany spent time dating actor Ashton Kutcher.
"I loved Ashton, but I'm not sorry we broke up because now I can have sex with whoever I want."
Brittany also expanded her talents to include the role of lead singer in the early 1990's group, Blessed Soul.
"My favorite scene is with Gavin Rossdale." (Little Black Book)
- Young Hollywood Awards: Standout Performance by a Young Actor - Female (2002)