Brittany Murphy biography

Brittany Murphy

Actor, Celebrity

1977 – 2009

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Who was Brittany Murphy?

Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, moved to Los Angeles, California as a teenager, and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was in Amy Heckerling's Clueless, followed by supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway and Bongwater. She made her stage debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1997, and then appeared in James Mangold's critically acclaimed drama Girl, Interrupted, as well as the satire Drop Dead Gorgeous.

The 2000s saw Murphy with roles in Don't Say a Word alongside Michael Douglas, and alongside Eminem in Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile, which she gained critical recognition for. Her later roles included the dark comedy crime film Spun, Uptown Girls alongside Dakota Fanning, Sin City, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Happy Feet. Murphy also voiced Luanne Platter on the animated TV series King of the Hill. Her final film, Something Wicked, is scheduled to be released in 2013.

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Born
Nov 10, 1977
Atlanta
Also known as
  • Brittany Anne Murphy
  • Britanny Murphy
  • Brittany Bertolotti
  • Brittany Anne Bertolotti
  • Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack
  • Murphy, Brittany
  • Britt
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Nondenominational Christianity
  • Baptists
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Edison High School
Lived in
  • Atlanta
  • Los Angeles
  • Edison
Died
Dec 20, 2009
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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