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Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy was born to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Bertolotti, who divorced when Brittany was two years old. Brittany was raised by Sharon, in Edison, New Jersey, then later in Los Angeles. They had moved there so that Brittany could pursue a career in acting. She frequently attributed her success to her mother, who always worked hard to encourage Brittany's creativity. Brittany had two older half-brothers, Jeff and Tony Bertolotti and a younger half-sister, Pia Bertolotti. Brittany Murphy's first Hollywood acting job came when she was aged 14 and starred as Brenda Drexell in the US series Drexell's Class. She then played Molly Morgan in Almost Home, a spin-off of The Torkelsons. She also landed small roles on shows such as Blossom (starring Mayim Bialik and Joey Lawrence) and Frasier (starring Kelsey Grammar and David Hyde Pierce). She also had recurring roles on Sister Sister (starring Tia Mowry, Tamara Mowry and Tim Reid), Party of Five (starring Neve Campbell, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Matthew Fox) and Boy Meets World (starring Ben Savage). Murphy then went on to star in a number of well-known films. One of her best-known roles was in the comedy Clueless, which starred Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash and Paul Rudd. She then starred opposite Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in the award-winning Girl, Interrupted, which was based on a true story. The same year (1999), she appeared in Drop Dead Gorgeous, which starred Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst and Denise Richards. In 2001, Brittany Murphy starred alongside Michael Douglas in the psychological thriller Don't Say A Word. Sean Bean also starred. She also featured in the TV adaptation of the Jane Yolen novel The Devil's Arithmetic, which also starred Kirsten Dunst. The following year, Murphy starred alongside Eminem in his semi-autobiographical movie, 8 Mile. The film received a great deal of critical acclaim and also starred Kim Basinger and Mekhi Phifer as well as the hip-hop artists Proof and Xzibit. 2003 saw Murphy star in Uptown Girls, with Dakota Fanning, Marley Shelton and Heather Locklear. This was followed by an appearance in the comedy Little Black Book, with Ron Livingston. One of Murphy's better-known performances came in 2005, with the release of Sin City. The film was directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller and also starred Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Clive Owen. Her acting style has been compared by the movie critic Roger Ebert, to Lucille Ball. Brittany Murphy also undertook a lot of work as a voice actor, lending to her voice to the animation sitcom King of the Hill and the feature animation Happy Feet. In late 2009, Brittany Murphy abandoned production of The Caller. The movie was being filmed in Puerto Rico. Murphy was replaced by Rachelle Lefevre, to play the lead role opposite Stephen Moyer. Brittany Murphy's last film before her death was Abandoned, a thriller/drama that also stars Dean Cain and Mimi Rogers. On December 20, 2009, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to "a medical request" at the Los Angeles home Murphy and husband Simon Monjack shared. She had apparently collapsed in the bathroom. Firefighters attempted to resuscitate Murphy on the scene. She was subsequently transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead on arrival after going into cardiac arrest.


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Nascut:
Nov 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
65
Primul film:
In series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Ultimul film:
Film Something Wicked 2014-04-04
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Sin City
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of Common Ground
Poster of Falling Sky
Filme in care a jucat
Film Something Wicked Susan 2014-04-04
Film Top Priority: The Terror Within Herself - Deceased Film Star and Witness in the Julia Davis Case 2012-06-15
Film Abandoned Mary 2010-08-24
Film Megafault Dr. Amy Lane 2009-10-10
Film Across the Hall June 2009-08-27
Film Nora Roberts' Tribute Cilla McGowan 2009-04-11
Film Deadline Alice Evans 2009-01-01
Film Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Colleen O'Hallahan (voice) 2008-06-30
Film The Ramen Girl Abby 2008-02-08
Film The Groomsmen Sue 2006-06-09
Film Happy Feet Gloria (voice) 2006-11-17
Film Love and Other Disasters Emily Jackson 2006-09-09
Film The Dead Girl Krista 2006-11-07
Film Neverwas Maggie Blake 2005-09-09
Film Sin City Shellie 2005-04-01
Film Little Black Book Stacy 2004-08-06
Serial Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film Just Married Sarah McNerney 2003-01-09
Film Good Boy! Nelly (voice) 2003-10-10
Film Uptown Girls Molly Gunn 2003-08-15
Serial The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film 8 Mile Alex 2002-11-08
Film Spun Nikki 2002-06-01
Serial Icons Unknown 2002-05-01
Film Sidewalks of New York Ashley 2001-11-23
Film Riding in Cars with Boys Fay Forrester 2001-10-19
Film Don't Say a Word Elisabeth Burrows 2001-09-28
Film Summer Catch Dede Mulligan 2001-08-22
Film Cherry Falls Jody Marken 2000-08-25
Film Trixie Ruby Pearli 2000-06-28
Film Common Ground Dorothy Nelson 2000-01-29
Film The Devil's Arithmetic Rivkah 1999-03-28
Film Falling Sky Emily Nicholson 1999-11-01
Film Drop Dead Gorgeous Lisa Swenson 1999-07-23
Film Girl, Interrupted Daisy Randone 1999-12-21
Film David and Lisa Lisa 1998-11-01
Film Zack and Reba Reba Simpson 1998-11-01
Film Phoenix Veronica 1998-09-04
Film The Prophecy II Izzy 1998-01-20
Serial Pepper Ann Tank the 8th grader 1997-09-13
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Serial King of the Hill Luanne Platter 1997-01-12
Film Bongwater Mary 1997-01-01
Film Drive Deliverance Bodine 1997-08-06
Serial Clueless Jasmine 1996-09-20
Film Freeway Rhonda 1996-08-23
Serial Nash Bridges Carrie 1996-03-29
Serial Murder One Diane 'Dee-Dee' Carson 1995-09-20
Film Clueless Tai Frasier 1995-07-19
Serial seaQuest DSV Christine VanCamp 1994-01-19
Serial Party of Five Abby 1994-09-12
Serial Sister, Sister Sarah 1994-04-01
Serial Boy Meets World Trini 1993-09-24
Serial Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Family Prayers Elise 1993-03-19
Serial The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Serial The Torkelsons Molly Morgan 1991-09-21
Serial Drexell's Class Brenda Drexell 1991-09-19
Serial Parker Lewis Can't Lose Angie 1990-09-02
Serial Blossom Wendy 1990-07-05
Serial Murphy Brown Frank's Sister 1988-11-14
Serial Kids Incorporated Celeste 1984-09-07
Serial Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Serial Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11