If you’re clueless enough not to recognize Brittany Murphy when she’s strutting down the red carpet, then you’re missing out on a good thing. Not only has Brittany proved that she’s a versatile actress time and time again, but she’s not bad to look at either, with her beautiful eyes and full red lips demanding attention from most of the guys at the party. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, Brittany “Nee” Murphy was forced to move to New Jersey after the separation of her parents. It’s a good thing she did though, because soon after arriving in the Garden State, young Brittany became immediately attracted to the regional theater where she performed in a number of highly praised productions.
After enjoying minimal success as a stage actress, Brittany hired a manager and moved to California to pursue a full-time acting career. Like most amateur actors just diving into the industry, Brittany paid the bills as a commercial actress while she auditioned throughout the city. She caught a few opportunities along the way, namely short-lived television series, when she was suddenly cast as the misfit-gone-diva teenager in “Clueless.” From there she built a strong reputation on the outskirts of Hollywood in low-budget features and independent productions until the new millennium reintroduced the overnight star as a mature actress. Since then, Brittany has continued to make a name for herself through a variation of roles that range from psychotic dramatic characters to bubbly romantic comedy leads. The young star definitely doesn’t have the raw talent that some of the other upcoming actresses like Natalie Portman use to their advantage in getting the noteworthy roles that you hear about come awards time, but don’t count Brittany out of the race just yet. She has plenty to offer the industry in both her dynamic personality and unconventional image, a real go-getter who takes what she can get and wows the audience every time.
Brittany Murphy in “Sin City”
Brittany Murphy on the Web
Brittany Murphy at Maxim
Brittany's passing was a bit of sad news, but her sexy legacy lives on in her Maxim galleries.
An online archive of Brittany's TV and film work.
TV Guide: Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
A less-than-average actor page dominated mostly by premiere photos and still galleries.
The Fabulous Brittany Murphy
A decent fan page with images, magazine appearances and more.
Another fan site with updated news, picture galleries and multimedia downloads.
Slice of the Day
A small gallery of Brittany posing sexy for the camera.
Brittany Murphy on the Screen
After making her Hollywood debut in the Alice Silverstone vehicle "Clueless," Brittany dropped out of the mainstream market to appear in smaller independent features and lend her voice to white-trash beauty Luanne Platter on the animated series "King of the Hill." Brittany resurfaced in early 2000 when she starred in "Girl, Interrupted" with Angelina Jolie and in the thriller, "Don't Say a Word." Since then, Brittany has become quite the entertaining leading lady, with projects like "Spun," "8 Mile" and "Just Married" keeping her busy until the next big film.
Brittany passed away on December 20th at the age of 32 from cardiac arrest. She just finished filming three movies (including Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables) and was in pre-production on the romantic comedy, "Shrinking Charlotte."
On the paparazzi:
"I think they should take everyone who works for The National Enquirer and the Star, and everyone who works for Us Weekly, and put them all to work looking for terrorists. I think they would find the terrorists. All of them. It would be genius!"
"Well, I lost my virginity in a car. But it wasn't a very nice one."